The Upspring High Waist C-Panty Review

  • June 17, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
The Upspring High Waist C-Panty is a great product for any women who has recently undergone a Caesarean. This is a must have for moms...

Milestones - are they important?

  • June 17, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
I had a call from a concerned parent yesterday and I realised again how hard it is to bring up a baby in today’s world....

The wonderful gift of boredom in children

  • June 14, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Never in the history of mankind have we been so bombarded by technology in the...

Dangerous Decibels, Noise induced hearing loss in children

  • June 14, 2019
  • Speech and Audio Inc
It has become increasingly more common to see children using tablets, portable gaming devices and...

Spur Secret Tribe hosts Chief Cook Event

  • June 14, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
https://youtu.be/B_RvANXw9Gk Working with unique South African flavour combinations, experimenting with different ingredients, measurements and cooking...

Plan to stay warm and save money this winter

  • June 13, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Thinking ahead will often save you money. Last-minute decisions or leaving things until they become...

What You Need To Know About C-Section Recovery

  • June 13, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
C-Section recovery is a much needed practice after welcoming your bundle of joy into the...

CHICCO COMFORT QUICK INFRARED THERMOMETER

  • June 12, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Winter is coming in South Africa and flu, colds and fevers may become a reality...

What you need to know about Pneumonia

  • June 12, 2019
  • Bonitas
Lee Callakoppen, Principal Officer of Bonitas Medical Fund talks about pneumonia: According to the World...

START YOUR CHILD ON THE CODING PATH, EVEN IF THEIR…

  • June 11, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
There is a lot of talk in South Africa about the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)...

THE POSITIVES OF ADHD

  • June 11, 2019
  • Impaq
So far, I have written about some of the difficulties experienced in raising and parenting...

GRADE 9 SUBJECT CHOICES – MORE OPTIONS REQUIRE GREATER THOUGHT

  • June 10, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Grade Nine learners will soon have the exciting task of selecting the subjects they want...

Setting your child up for success

  • June 10, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
Being a parent of an eighteen-year-old that has just started university, I again realise how...

How to build a relationship of trust

  • June 7, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Trust is at the core of all positive human relationships.  This is according to Cindy...

Life After Camp: 3 tips for a smoother re-entry home

  • June 7, 2019
  • Sugar Bay
There are a gazillion articles with tricks and tips on sending your child to camp;...

Get The ABC’s On C-Section Births

  • June 6, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
C-section births are a hot topic within the parenting world. Some mother’s may elect to...

Prepare now to study abroad in 2020

  • June 6, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Matrics who want to study in the United States and United Kingdom next year need...

CHICCO THERMO DISTANCE INFRARED THERMOMETER

  • June 5, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Winter is coming in South Africa and flu, colds and fevers may become a reality...

Five facts about ‘flu

  • June 5, 2019
  • Bonitas
Gerhard Van Emmenis, Principal Officer of Bonitas Medical Fund gives five facts about flu: Flu...

New Research on the Importance of Learning through Play

  • June 4, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
The LEGO Foundation and Sesame Workshop Highlights the Importance of Learning through Play in Parent-Child...

About the TopTots Healthy Plate, Healthy Me

  • June 4, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
An innovative way of encouraging young children to eat healthily  This product is the brain...

Don’t tell your kids they are smart!

  • June 4, 2019
  • Impaq
The school report can elicit many feelings among parents and students; feelings of failure or...

Encouraging Meaningful Play

  • June 3, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
Play time is so important for our children as a foundation for learning: Here are...

Dealing with different personalities in a classroom

  • June 3, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
One of the first lessons every teacher learns is that, in every classroom there is...

OVERWHELMED BY VOLUMES OF DIGITAL PHOTOS?

  • May 31, 2019
  • My File About Me
The average person uses digital photography as a way to document their life. Most people...

Why Your Child Should Be Getting An Allowance

  • May 30, 2019
  • Kaboutjie
If your child has just started learning the difference between bills and coins, it won’t...

Natalija’s 20th camp anniversary at Sugar Bay

  • May 30, 2019
  • Sugar Bay
In 2015, we saw Natalija Bozovic walk through our gates on our Thailand themed holiday...

The ideal baby shower gift!

  • May 29, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
We have all been there…. We stand in the store trying to find a suitable...

Connecting to the new world of learning

  • May 29, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
For Johannesburg-based coach, Penny Castle, who is a speaker at the SACAP Festival of Learning...

How To Express At Work

  • May 28, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
Making the transition from maternity leave to going back to work can be an emotionally...

FANTASTIC LOVE PHYSIO SOFT PACIFIERS AND TEETHERS

  • May 27, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Chicco, global leaders in nursing care, bring trendy babies a funky new look for 2019...

The Silent One

  • May 24, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
A school is not a quiet place. In my experience children constantly talk and more...

Top Tips on How to Ace Your Physical Sciences Exam

  • May 23, 2019
  • Impaq
The June Examination might already be underway but that does not mean that you can’t...

How To Make The Medicine Go Down

  • May 23, 2019
  • OneAid
It’s stressful when your kids are sick and even more stressful when they refuse to...

Are homework and assessments all bad?

  • May 23, 2019
  • StudyChamp
Recently a lot has been said about the pressures of homework and assessments especially on...

Regression during Potty Training

  • May 22, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Regression is going from totally dry during the day to having 2 or more accidents...

Backpack Backpack

  • May 22, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Oops is a lovely company all about children's happiness! They create products with the child...

Dare to Discipline your Darlings!

  • May 22, 2019
  • Munchkins
“Discipline” has received swearword status in many modern parenting circles. It is now quite trendy...

Capture your child’s attention!

  • May 22, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
We have all bought those flimsy shape box toys right? My greatest frustration was always...

Empathy skills are Key to better learning

  • May 21, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Nelson Mandela famously stated that education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to...

Tips on raising a bilingual child

  • May 21, 2019
  • Clamber Club
Knowing how to speak more than one language is a wonderful gift – particularly when...

The Medela Breastmilk Storage Bags Review

  • May 20, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
If you are planning on storing your breastmilk, then this is a product you definitely...

VAMPIRINA: BEHIND THE MAGIC!

  • May 18, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Have you heard about Vampirina? She’s a ghoulish girl in a human world – and...

Foldscope, the science tool every child needs

  • May 17, 2019
  • SciBuddy
Giving your child her own microscope might not be something you’ve ever considered. First of...

The Power of Positive Recognition

  • May 16, 2019
  • Impaq
“I believe the children are our future.  Teach them well and let them lead the...

Parenting tips for ADHD

  • May 16, 2019
  • Impaq
At least one in 20 children in South Africa suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder...

The critical link between extra mural activities and effective learning

  • May 16, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Let’s consider what it takes to transform rough diamonds into the magnificence that we admire...

How does one simple toy help your baby develop?

  • May 15, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
You would never believe the benefits that building blocks have… yes building blocks!  From problem...

Help my Toddler is abusing me

  • May 15, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
In our Toptots classes, a question that frequently arises is that of how to stop...

Surviving a Newborn

  • May 15, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
By Nicky Kyle - Good Night Sleep Consultant “It would be easy they said”“What is...

Tutors – Trend or Necessity?

  • May 15, 2019
  • StudyChamp
Children these days are expected to perform in every aspect of their lives from a...

Tips For Pumping On the Road

  • May 14, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
If you are a pumping mother, and are planning a trip in the near future,...

Baby Wearing – The power of Snuggling Close

  • May 14, 2019
  • Meg Faure
Baby wearing is defined as “the practice of keeping your baby or toddler close and...

BRING FANTASY AND FUN TO MEAL TIMES WITH THE FANTASTIC…

  • May 13, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Chicco, global leaders in nursing care, bring trendy babies a funky new look for 2019...

Choose to be the role model your child wished to…

  • May 13, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Many people will easily argue that the greatest gift to children is an education. Whilst...

10 THINGS YOU NEVER KNEW ABOUT KIM POSSIBLE!

  • May 12, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
10 secrets you NEVER knew about the making of Disney Channel’s mega new movie, Kim...

Tips For Flying Whilst Breastfeeding

  • May 10, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
With the Easter holidays having come and gone, many South Africans may have utilized that...

Deciphering Medical Aid Speak

  • May 10, 2019
  • Bonitas
It can be rather daunting trying to understand the terms in your medical aid plan...

The Benefits of Play

  • May 9, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
A commonly used phrase these days is: “Play is the work of children”. Some people...

The Medela Mini Electric Breast Pump Review

  • May 9, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
If you are in the market for a breast pump, but looking for something that...

Avoid the Procrastination

  • May 7, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Having a plan is always a good idea, however not everything goes according to plan,...

KEEP PACIFIERS CLEAN WITH THE FANTASTIC LOVE RANGE OF NURSING…

  • May 7, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Chicco, global leaders in nursing care, bring trendy babies a funky new look for 2019...

Never do tomorrow what you can do today…

  • May 7, 2019
  • StudyChamp
“Or is this always true?” asks many a procrastinator. Most children, especially teenagers have mastered...

Mother tongue education matters

  • May 6, 2019
  • Impaq
Your husband is transferred to a small town and you have some difficult choices to...

Puzzles are important for early childhood development

  • May 6, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
We all know that there is a lot of research on how puzzles help young...

Calming strategies for a fussy baby

  • May 6, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
The transition from the womb to the world is a challenging one for your baby....

10 THINGS YOU NEVER KNEW ABOUT STAR WARS RESISTANCE

  • May 4, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Want the inside scoop on Disney’s stellar new animated series, Star Wars Resistance? Look no...

5 Key Tips For All Moms Who Need To Practice…

  • May 3, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
5 Key Tips For All Moms Who Need To Practice Pumping On the Go If...

To honour the one who raised you is a gift

  • May 3, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
This year, Mother’s Day falls on Sunday, 12 May. Mother’s Day is an opportunity to...

Helping your child prepare for exams

  • May 2, 2019
  • StudyChamp
Start early, make a schedule, get enough exercise (and sleep!) and review past papers. These...

UNIVERSITY OPEN DAYS: LOOK BEYOND BANNERS & BALLOONS TO MAKE…

  • May 2, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
In coming weeks, public universities and private institutions across South Africa will host a series...

CHICCO PRESENT THE FANTASTIC LOVE NURSING RANGE

  • May 2, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Chicco, the 360 degree approach to all things baby, was recently taken over by Prima...

What to do if you’re child is the bully

  • May 2, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Bullying at school is common and the source of much misery and discomfort for many...

DISNEY CHANNEL MAY 2019 PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS

  • May 1, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
KIM POSSIBLE – THE MOVIE Disney Channel Original Movie premiere Friday 3rd May at 16:00...

DISNEY JUNIOR MAY 2019 PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS

  • May 1, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
P. J. MASKS                        ...

There’s Always More Than Meets the Eye with New Transformers…

  • May 1, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Not long ago, and somewhere close by, a glowing mist filled with Transformers power called...

What To Expect As A New Parent

  • April 30, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
Being a new parent is definitely no walk in the park. Therefore, knowing what you...

Educational opportunities for brilliant young minds

  • April 30, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
This time of the year is an exciting period for learners who have dared to...

Review: Child's Farm Body Products

  • April 29, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Child’s Farm Hair and Body Wash The Child's Farm Hair and Body Wash is perfect...

10 Essential Tips To Prevent Poisoning In Your Home

  • April 26, 2019
  • OneAid
I was recently prescribed some analgesics for a small day procedure. That afternoon, when I...

Medela Breastmilk Storage Bags

  • April 25, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
The Medela breastmilk storage bags are an excellent product for all parents to use. This...

Making memories with your children

  • April 24, 2019
  • Clamber Club
You don’t need an extravagant vacation to make a lifetime of memories with your children....

The Notre Dame fire and its impact on society

  • April 23, 2019
  • Impaq
The world watched in shock as the famous Notre Dame cathedral went up in flames...

6 Parenting Tips To Get Your Kids Listening

  • April 23, 2019
  • Kaboutjie
Being a parent brings many joys and along with those joys comes challenges. It is...

Positive discipline

  • April 22, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
When talking about discipline in schools, modern trends use buzz-words such as “Positive discipline”; “Values-based...

Chicco Manual and Electric Breast Pumps

  • April 22, 2019
  • Prima Baby
With 61 years as global leaders in the world of baby products, Chicco has perfected...

Review: Chicco Home Bottle Warmer

  • April 18, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
A simple solution to warming up your baby’s bottle as well as baby food.  If...

How To Get Your Kids To Go To The Dentist

  • April 18, 2019
  • Kaboutjie
We’ve all been there as a child—apprehensive, maybe even afraid of the dentist. Now as...

Listening to Learn

  • April 17, 2019
  • Speech and Audio Inc
Even though we use the words hearing and listening interchangeably, the difference in meaning is...

Motivating your teenager in preparations for examinations

  • April 16, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Parents are often just as stressed, as their teenagers are when it comes to preparing...

How mindfulness can improve parent well-being

  • April 15, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
It’s the nature of parenting that the many delights and joys we find in our...

First Aid Tips Every Mom Should Know

  • April 15, 2019
  • OneAid
I was recently asked by All4Women to put together my top 10 first aid tips...

Chicco Bottle warmer and milk containers

  • April 15, 2019
  • Prima Baby
With 61 years as global leaders in the world of baby products, Chicco has perfected...

Review: Chicco Natural Feeling Bottle Range

  • April 12, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Finding the perfect bottle that easily transitions between breastfeeding and bottle feeding is hard, to...

Can Mom Drink Coffee When Breastfeeding?

  • April 12, 2019
  • Kaboutjie
Food and drink restrictions while pregnant are normal and expected. But how about after the...

Tips To Using A Manual Breast Pump

  • April 11, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
Using a manual breast pump is not as arduous as some moms think it should...

Understanding your baby better through Sensory Intelligence®

  • April 11, 2019
  • Clamber Club
How often have you heard parents say: “My kids differ like day and night.” A...

Surviving the newborn stage – 6 top tips

  • April 10, 2019
  • Clamber Club
Becoming a parent fills you with so many emotions – joy, happiness, love, apprehension, fear…you...

How to improve your academics

  • April 10, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Believe in yourself. Assess your current academic performance and set appropriate academic goals. Make a...

Everything You Need To Know About The Medela Harmony Manual…

  • April 10, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
The Medela Harmony is a manual breast pump perfect for every mom. This little breast...

Autism: What is it, what are the signs and who…

  • April 10, 2019
  • Clamber Club
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a group of conditions that affect a person’s social communication,...

Keeping Your Children Safe During Bath time

  • April 9, 2019
  • OneAid
I’m sure many of you will agree that bath time is loads of fun for...

Chicco Electric & Microwave Sterilizers

  • April 9, 2019
  • Prima Baby
With 61 years as global leaders in the world of baby products, Chicco has perfected...

Why climbing a tree is better than watching a screen…

  • April 8, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
It is all over the news! How much screen time is too much for young...

The Value of Performance Arts in Healthy Child Development

  • April 5, 2019
  • Capriccio! Arts Powered Pre-School
Although some might view arts education as a luxury, creative expression is in fact a...

Pre-authorisation and payment: Do you know the difference?

  • April 5, 2019
  • Bonitas
Medical aid members know that pre-authorisation ahead of a medical procedure is always required but...

Helping your teen to have a positive body image

  • April 5, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
A happy home environment can help your child to develop an internal sense of control...

Is homework still relevant

  • April 4, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
A student’s high school career is far more than mastering subjects. The goal is to...

Top Choking Hazards For Babies and Toddlers

  • April 4, 2019
  • OneAid
We recently went to a very popular restaurant for lunch and to my astonishment there...

GRADE 11s: WHAT YOU SHOULD DO NOW TO ACE MATRIC…

  • April 4, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Grade 11s who are serious about bringing their best game to their Matric finals next...

Are headphones damaging your hearing

  • April 3, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
If it’s too loud, you’re too old? No, more like too sensible… Headphones and earphones...

How to handle angry feelings

  • April 2, 2019
  • Impaq
Once there was a red balloon that lived in a house with a family. Every...

Electronic vs. Manual Breast Pumps: Which Works For You?

  • April 2, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
Many people debate over whether they need an electric or manual breast pump. Truth be...

Chicco PhysioSoft Pacifiers

  • April 1, 2019
  • Prima Baby
With 61 years as global leaders in the world of baby products, Chicco has perfected...

How to teach children to respect their teachers

  • April 1, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
It is common knowledge that teachers are some of the most stressed professionals in our...

Why You Need The Twistshake Mini Click Mat

  • March 29, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
The Twistshake Mini Click Mat is a revolutionary piece of feeding equipment every parent simply...

Review: The Chicco Easy Lunch Booster Seat

  • March 29, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
The Chicco Easy Lunch Booster Seat is a simple yet effectively designed mobile feeding solution. ...

SPECIAL NEEDS OR NEEDING SOMETHING SPECIAL

  • March 28, 2019
  • Mia Von Scha
My children simply did not fit into the mainstream schooling system. They’re both very bright...

Pregnancy and Gestational Diabetes, What You Need to Know

  • March 27, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Pregnancy is one of the most life-altering experiences for a woman. Pregnancy Awareness Week takes...

MIGHT MY CHILD HAVE ADHD?

  • March 27, 2019
  • Impaq
If you are wondering about the answer to this question, then it’s most likely that...

LETTING GO OF THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

  • March 26, 2019
  • Mia Von Scha
Behind most things that we want, at the core of what we think we are...

How To Manage Your Baby’s Portion Control

  • March 25, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
Managing a baby’s portion control can be tricky, especially if you are a new parent....

CHICCO EASY LUNCH HOOK ON CHAIR

  • March 25, 2019
  • Prima Baby
How many times have you been out for dinner, or to a picnic, only to...

Don’t Be Scared, Be Prepared

  • March 22, 2019
  • OneAid
Oneaid focuses on preventing and reducing the risk of childhood injuries. Through blog posts and...

The gift of making mistakes

  • March 22, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Mfundo is a young man who is considered to be a top academic and sporting...

Do you worry about your child and cyberbullying?

  • March 21, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
As digital continues to grow and influence the day to day lives of children, and...

Cyberbullying

  • March 20, 2019
  • Impaq
Bullies have always existed. However, in the digital age, the bullying we are seeing is...

Tips For Choosing The Right High Chair

  • March 20, 2019
  • OneAid
Before going out and buying a high chair it’s important to know the safety requirements....

How to talk with your teenager

  • March 20, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Parenting is a walk in the park.  Jurassic Park.  The journey to teenagerhood is dotted...

A Bump To The Head: When Should You Worry?

  • March 20, 2019
  • OneAid
I have attended to many children in the ER who have taken a tumble. In...

CHICCO MODE BOOSTER SEAT

  • March 19, 2019
  • Prima Baby
The Chicco Mode Booster Seat is the ideal solution for toddlers who want to sit...

MATRIC FAILURE: GETTING BACK ON TRACK WITHOUT LOSING HOPE

  • March 19, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
The future may look bleak and uncertain to the more than 170 000 Grade 12s...

How To Instantly Organize Childhood Memories

  • March 18, 2019
  • My File About Me
How do you survive an influx of your kids’ stuff pouring into your home from...

Medical tax rebates stable after budget speech

  • March 15, 2019
  • Bonitas
Private medical aid members can breathe a sigh of relief after the budget speech. Treasury...

Review: Chicco Mode Booster Seat

  • March 15, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
The Chicco MoDe Booster Seat is a great mobile solution for feeding.  The seat is...

UNO®, World's #1 Card Game, Announces New Game - DOS™

  • March 15, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
What’s better than one? Two, of course! Introducing the newest member to the UNO® family, the...

TABLETS: THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG FOR SUCCESSFUL DIGITAL EDUCATION

  • March 14, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Public schools in South Africa can look forward to joining the digital education revolution as...

How To Track Baby's Feeds, Sleeps and Nappies

  • March 14, 2019
  • With Love Baby
There are many ways to track your baby's daily essentials. You may prefer to use...

DIFFERENT ROUTES FOR TACKLING MATRIC THROUGH DISTANCE LEARNING

  • March 13, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Thousands upon thousands of learners who fail Matric every year are either unable or unwilling...

CHICCO POCKET RELAX BOUNCER

  • March 13, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Ensure your newborn always has a place to sit and play. Perfect for families on...

What is Divorce Mediation?

  • March 12, 2019
  • Amani Mediation
Separation and divorce are among the most distressing and disruptive events that individuals and families...

Creating a curious mind and fostering life-long learning by having…

  • March 11, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
You can teach a student a lesson for a day, but if you can teach...

Baby Feeding Myths Debunked

  • March 11, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
There are a few baby feeding myths in circulation, which will definitely be forced on...

Help your child develop with a balanced lifestyle

  • March 8, 2019
  • Impaq
Today, more and more children are expected to do more and perform better. However, parents...

Review: OneAid Mini First Aid Kit

  • March 8, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
There is no doubt that we all need a good First-Aid Kit in the home,...

1ST YEAR EARLY WARNING SIGNS: HOW TO AVOID BECOMING A…

  • March 8, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Across the country, hundreds of thousands of young people recently entered Higher Education hoping to...

Practical tips on how to keep your kids safe online

  • March 8, 2019
  • Impaq
If you have been on any social media platform these past few weeks you might...

The UK’s No.1 sensitive toiletries brand for babies & children,…

  • March 8, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
The brand’s range of bath, skin and hair care products are currently available in 117...

MATRICS: USE THE NEXT 6 WEEKS TO LAY THE FOUNDATION…

  • March 8, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
University choices may feel like a distant priority for this year’s Matrics who are currently...

Goatie Goodness – the better choice

  • March 8, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
When choosing milk, it’s not just a matter of full cream, low-fat or flavoured anymore....

CHICCO POCKET SNACK CHAIR

  • March 7, 2019
  • Prima Baby
A fantastic booster seat that suits baby’s needs as they start developing independence and more...

The Ultimate Feeding Guide For Babies

  • March 7, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
Finding a black and white feeding guide for babies is a difficult thing to do....

The Twistshake Divide Plate: Everything You Need To Know About…

  • March 7, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
The Twistshake Divide Plate is a must have for all moms and dads out there....

Does your child have enough space to play?

  • March 6, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Play for a child, prepares them for adulthood with all life’s delights and contests. What...

Raising a Science Lover

  • March 6, 2019
  • SciBuddy
We often think that science is reserved for high school children and that not all...

Getting your teen to communicate

  • March 6, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
“How was your day?” “Fine.” “Anything interesting happen?” “No.” “Lots of homework?” “Mmm.” “My day...

Feel The Beat: Drumming at Sugar Bay

  • March 5, 2019
  • Sugar Bay
Do you want an African drum beat master at your next party? Well our campers should be on...

BANKING YOUR BREASTMILK SAVES LIVES

  • March 4, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
The breastmilk bank is probably the most altruistic banking system in the world. Healthy, lactating...

Get ready to unleash the Beasts!

  • March 3, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Mattel South Africa is pleased to announce the launch of the coolest toy this season… ...

90’S FAVOURITE POLLY POCKET™ MAKES A COMEBACK!

  • March 3, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Mattel relaunches the original micro-scale doll with a surprise in every compact  to show kids...

Bonitas gives back

  • March 2, 2019
  • Bonitas
Members of Bonitas Medical Fund will now have access to free lifestyle vouchers as well...

Want a second chance at matric? Distance education can help…

  • March 2, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Thousands of learners who finished their matric studies last year have already started 2019 in...

Autism in Adults

  • March 1, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
The Adult Programme for People with Autism (APPAutism) is a registered non-profit company that aims...

How To Make Messy Eating Easier With The Twistshake Mini…

  • March 1, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
Messy eating is a hugely important part of the developmental phase for all children. However,...

The link between emotional challenges and poor academic performance

  • February 28, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Have you ever considered that your child’s struggles at school may be because of emotional...

Single parenting financial tips

  • February 27, 2019
  • Hero Life
Being a parent is challenging enough, but when you’re doing it solo, you have double...

Review: Chicco First Dreams Next2Dreams 3-in-1 cot Mobile

  • February 27, 2019
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The 3-in-1 cot mobile by Chicco’s First Dreams range is fully compatible with most cot...

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The importance of breakfast has long been a part of the prevailing wisdom, and the...

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Your children might already be familiar with piggy banks as a savings tool but, as...

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Working moms have a lot of balls in the air. We juggle work and home...

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The UK’s Best Baby Show has been running for the last 15 years, and finally...

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Our Grade 9 learners are currently standing at the crossroad of having to make subject-choices....

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There are many trends in parenting styles that change from decade to decade or even...

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Emotional intelligence (EQ) is increasingly becoming a greater determinant of future success across all spheres...

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Matrics who are tempted to take a year off after their school careers – whether...

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Cosatto has been saving the world from boring baby stuff with the coolest designs, funkiest...

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Let baby travel in style with the Cam Regolo Car Seat! CAM, Italian leaders in...

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10 things you need to ask about your child’s after-school…

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Anti-Spanking Law

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Philips Mother and Child Division Mother’s Day – a day to celebrate the mother of...

Bedwetting: When to consult a doctor

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How to choose the right caregiver for your most precious…

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  • April 20, 2018
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It’s time to pack your bags and head off to varsity – a whole different...

Play: Promoting healthy social and emotional development

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Picture Perfect Parenting with Mirrorless Cameras

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Help! My child is being bullied at school

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Navigating a world of people can be more challenging that climbing the most treacherous of...

Opinion piece: Is the failure to protect your child from…

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How The Way You Feel About Yourself is Interpreted to…

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10 Reasons why colouring pages are healthy for your child’s…

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Suddenly I have an angry toddler on my hands. I always thought the Terrible Two’s...

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As each new year begins medical aid members start with a clean slate, with new...

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10 Tips for home education success

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Matrics: 6 Steps to making one of your most important…

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The December holidays seem like a distant memory and early morning school runs, homework and...

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Technology has completely revolutionised the world. It affects just about everything we do, from paying...

Oral Allergy Syndrome - are allergies leaving a bad taste…

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Giving your toddler chores around the house from an early age will make it easier...

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It is fair to say that just about all baby related business’s prey on new...

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Hearing ability is crucial for development of speech and language in the young child. In...

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Should We Be Giving Our Teens Condoms?

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With pregnancy awareness month in full swing, we need to think not just about our...

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The Importance of Understanding Your Child's Emotions

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By now you would have heard that as of 1 February 2018, the City of...

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I (Kit) gave birth to my son Noah on the 24th August and at the...

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Written By: Clare Pretorius (Senior Deputy Principal of Trinityhouse Randpark Ridge) In times of both...

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Five Challenges of Being a Single Dad and How to…

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Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) is a way of caring for premature babies through skin-to-skin contact...

Why it’s important to monitor the climate in your baby’s…

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Philips Mother and Child Division With peak summer months peaking at early 30˚C or even...

“Help, my child is behaving badly at school!”

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The trouble with bringing children into the world is that they do not arrive with...

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Ask any parent what they would like for their Birthday and they will reply SLEEP....

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Whether you want to work as a camp counselor, or you are a parent searching...

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The intelligence of play occurs way beyond the naked eye. The world of ‘pretend’ is...

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Imagine that you are observing from the side of a swimming pool and are watching...

How to protect your child from emotional abuse

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It’s no great secret that we want to keep our kids safe and raise them...

How to be sure your child has a positive inner…

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In 2004, I started reading Dr. Phil McGraw’s book Self-Matters it is the first place...

How to get consent for your child to move to…

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What do you do when you want to move overseas and your ex doesn’t want...

5 Things New Parents Can do to Increase Infant Attachment

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Attachment is the process through which infants bond with their caregivers. This usually means Mom,...

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Certain toys and games play an integral part in a child’s cognitive development and one...

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When we think of gifted children the first name that springs to mind is usually...

The lighter side of technology

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There is nothing worse than when your child is sick. As a parent, you feel...

Early School Years Crucial for Cultivating Emotional Intelligence in a…

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Of the twelve years that children spend at school, the foundation phase - years one...

The 6 Skills your child needs more than stranger danger

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It is probably the worst fear of any parent – that their child might be...

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It doesn’t matter at what age it happens, the decision to leave your baby with...

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by Prof Rita Niemann Gerlach (2004) explained that collaborative learning is in essence a natural social...

Gap Year: Benefits of working at a summer camp

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Making a career choice at the age of seventeen and committing to it for a...

7 Things every mom should know about trampolines

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We know that moms, always being the cautious ones, often feel skeptical about trampolines and...

Fun Ways to Surprise Your Child on Their Birthday

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The six things your children must be able to do for themselves by the end...

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Ensuring that your child has good self confidence is very important. For your kid to...

5 Parenting Tips For Children With Autism

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When autism is diagnosed early the long term outcome is almost always better since you...

The importance of play, age by age

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Play is the occupation of children - a child’s work. A baby’s main tasks in...

Why it's good to have boundaries

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“No. Is a complete sentence.” Anne Lamott This week we're talking about boundaries and the...

How to Replace Screen Time with Foundational Reading Skills

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Most parents are very aware that too much screen time for young children isn’t a...

Last minute shopping for your hospital bag – don’t forget…

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By Niki Cronje, Group Marketing at Imperial Road Safety Being an expectant mom or dad is...

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If you have ever been curious about what it is like to be shot off...

Help, my child is behaving badly at school!

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The trouble with bringing children into the world is that they do not arrive with...

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Positive encouragement and engagement plays such a key role in your baby’s emotional development. The...

Letting Go of the Guilt and Enjoying Our Kids

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As parents, but especially mothers we tend to be so hard on ourselves. We easily...

Sensopathic Play – More Valuable Than Parents Realise

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In a fast-moving digital world, where children are glued to the couch with a handheld...

Loveys, Blankies, Burpies, Teddies….

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Linus from the "Peanuts" comic strip is infamous for carrying around his security blanket while...

Teaching Your Child How to Save

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By Thami Cele, Head of Savings & Investments, at Absa Retail and Business Banking To...

Help Your Child Develop Study Strategies

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Parents and guardians can, and should, help their young children develop good study habits from...

Stimulating Language and Listening Skills

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Language is considered a verbal behaviour which is learned by means of the environment. A...

The Value of Grandparents

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There is absolutely no doubt that grandparents engender a tremendous sense of stability and connection...

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Hearing is an essential part of development as it enables babies to take in information...

How to Communicate When Your Child is Away From Home

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How do you communicate with your child when they are away from home for a...

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There comes a point in your parenting journey, especially as a mom of girls and...

What Moms Should Know About Raising Boys

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Discipline for both boys and girls is not a one-size-fits-all solution. There are innate differences...

Are you living your Values?

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I'm currently involved in the filming of the SA TV show #marriedatfirstsight that is to...

Helping kids cope with traumatic events : Garden Route fires

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The Garden Route fires took everyone by surprise. After a trauma, it’s completely natural to...

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In today’s competitive environment, where some toddlers attend maths development classes and other youngsters are...

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The way in which you say goodbye to your kids before a new experience can...

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“Ungrateful, selfish brats” were definitely not what most of us envisaged our sweet little babies...

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In that moment, when this little life first comes into the world, you can’t help...

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The safety of our children is an important topic that should be discussed all year...

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The much-anticipated July school holidays seem to have flown by. Alarm clocks have been quiet...

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Many people may argue the fact that breast feeding should be the most natural thing...

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Anger is a normal emotion that every happy healthy adult and child has to deal...

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When a child suffers from low self-esteem, it will almost always carry on into their...

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Stepfamilies are very common in today’s world. However, the complications can be numerous and it...

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All too often I hear parents trying to repress their anger around their kids. Now...

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Parents generally see their children as wonderful gifts from the heavens but children don’t always...

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The marvel of having a sibling, it can be a blessing for some and for...

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If you have a shy or timid child you know that it can sometimes tug...

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This evening my husband came home and said to me, “Your hair looks lovely!” and...

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Diana Du Plessis on behalf of Philips Mother and Child Division It’s only natural for...

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  By Super Nannies There are approximately one million, mainly African women, who are domestic...

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Parental Alienation is a term which has become synonym with acrimonious divorces and seems to...

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I watched 3 little children in a store yesterday as they chipped away at their...

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MBI Attorneys, share advice on the subject of divorce and reveal this law firms unique...

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I’ve done a fair bit of grief counselling over my time since internship until now...

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Your babies have arrived home and you are so excited to finally have two or...

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It’s exciting times! Did you know that new legislation passed in October makes spanking your...

How do you choose the right domestic nanny worker/nanny?

  • July 15, 2017
  • Super Nannies
It’s important to prioritise your family’s needs and then look for a nanny that suits...

10 Tips on How to Better Manage your Nanny

  • July 15, 2017
  • Super Nannies
Having a nanny in your home means you are an employer and she is an...

5 Camp Games to Play at Home

  • July 15, 2017
  • Sugar Bay
Restricting the amount of time your kids spend with technology can be very challenging. The...

How camp helps shy and insecure children

  • July 15, 2017
  • Sugar Bay
One reason that many parents send their kids to a holiday camp like Sugar Bay...

5 Tips for finding a good holiday camp

  • July 15, 2017
  • Sugar Bay
The opportunity for your kids to gain new friends and a better sense of independence...

How to Choose a Safe Holiday Camp

  • July 15, 2017
  • Sugar Bay
Sending your kids to overnight camp can be nerve-racking if you’re going to be stressing...

The Importance of Early Brain Development

  • July 15, 2017
  • Skidz
As parents we want what is best for our children and want to teach and...

The Vital Years: How to Enrich your Child’s Learning Ability…

  • July 15, 2017
  • Skidz
Research has shown that we develop most of our ability to learn in the first...

Infant Stimulation - What is the big deal?

  • July 15, 2017
  • Skidz
When it comes to stimulation in babies, there seems to be two camps: On the...

Do you hate bedtime?

  • July 15, 2017
  • Petro Thamm
A correct bedtime routine can really help your child transition to sleep As a parent,...

Favouritism And Your Children

  • July 15, 2017
  • Munchkins
When I go into homes I often hear comments like, ‘She is Mommy’s girl and...

Mom vs. Dad

  • July 15, 2017
  • Munchkins
A recent YouTube advert made use of the hackneyed Battle of the Sexes cliché to...

How early learning builds a child’s other abilities

  • July 14, 2017
  • Skidz
We often read articles and speak to Early Childhood Development experts such as Paediatricians and...

Ditching Maths Myths

  • July 13, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
The best start parents can give children to ensure they master maths throughout their school...

The Grateful Parent

  • July 13, 2017
  • Mia Von Scha
Parenting is tough and tiring and generally involves a multitude of thankless tasks performed endlessly...

Help for underage gamblers

  • July 10, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Traditionally considered an ‘adults only’ issue, a growing number of children are affected by problem...

Parenthood - there is no guidebook

  • July 10, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Diana Du Plessis on behalf of Philips Mother and Child Division (Avent) You have survived...

Children Who Lie

  • July 9, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
There are several reasons why children tell lies. Child psychologists at the Sandton Psychology Centre...

10 reasons why you should use a Childcare recruitment agency

  • July 7, 2017
  • Aupair Exclusive
I have been placing staff in homes to take care of children for 11 years...

Crèche Syndrome

  • July 7, 2017
  • Paarl Dietitians
Parents whose children attend crèche or playgroups are very often faced with crèche syndrome. Crèche...

Earning Screentime

  • July 6, 2017
  • Mia Von Scha
I’ve never been a fan of kids spending hours and hours in front of screens....

How Play Fosters Your Child's Development

  • July 5, 2017
  • Prima Toys
Anyone would be forgiven for viewing toys as simply special occasion gifts that offer a...

How to balance being a mom and businesswoman

  • July 5, 2017
  • Sugar Bay
Zoe Ellender, the camp director of Sugar Bay Resort and mom to three children, shares...

What to do About Kids Cussing

  • July 3, 2017
  • Bill Corbett
Why do kids and teens cuss and what can we do about it effectively? Here...

What children need from their parents?

  • July 3, 2017
  • Ati2ud
“Mama or Dada” - these are usually the most common first two words that babies...

The key to dealing with your child's fever

  • June 29, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Most parents will attest that watching a child go through the discomfort of a fever...

Saving Your Kids from Negative Relationships

  • June 27, 2017
  • Mia Von Scha
There may come a time in your marriage where you realise that your partner’s negative...

Tackling the Fussy Eater

  • June 10, 2017
  • Paarl Dietitians
Selective eating or fussiness is a common phenomenon among toddlers, children and even adults. This...

Five Leadership Skills You Can Use at Home

  • June 10, 2017
  • Bill Corbett
Before I became a parent coach, I spent 30+ years in corporate America. I worked...

What is Sensory Processing?

  • June 10, 2017
  • Clever Me
HOW TO TELL IF YOUR CHILD/STUDENT HAS A SENSORY ISSUE Adequate awareness, interpretation and use...

How to Raise a Problem Solver

  • June 10, 2017
  • Bill Corbett
Are you as worried as I am about the children of the new generations and...

Owning How We Feel

  • June 10, 2017
  • Doug Berry
Recently, I reviewed an article I found online after a very serious discussion evolved from...

How to take better photos of your family

  • June 10, 2017
  • BLM Photography
Sometimes it rains just enough to dirty your car.  Inevitably the rain arrives right after...

So many photographers.... How to choose one?

  • June 9, 2017
  • BLM Photography
There he was, a kid with a budget to spend in a toyshop.  Turns out...

Why sleep is important?

  • June 9, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Every function in the body is affected by sleep. And for a child, the risks...

Signs Of Reading Readiness

  • June 9, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Parents raise readers and teachers teach reading The best advice I can give you is, do...

BWRT: Reworking our Emotional Wiring

  • June 9, 2017
  • Doug Berry
A short time ago, I attended a weekend seminar that introduced myself and several notable...

Sofia the First adored by little girls!

  • May 31, 2017
  • Prima Toys
Sofia the First has become a firm favourite for little girls, especially those aged three...

Toddler Food Battles

  • May 26, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Solving a complex problem at work, finally achieving a personal goal is nothing compared to...

Should We Get a Pet?

  • May 23, 2017
  • Sharon Atkins
Every parent has heard these words “Please can we get a pet?” Children are drawn...

6 Ways Camp is Good for Parenting

  • May 15, 2017
  • Sugar Bay
Sending your kids away for a sleepover camp should be a very exciting time for...

What to Get the Tech-Savvy Mom

  • May 9, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Incredible Connection Mother’s Day is fast approaching and we all want to make sure that...

Stress in the family

  • April 28, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Family Stress can cause extreme anxiety in the child and it is complex with many...

When children read well, yet lack comprehension

  • April 28, 2017
  • Edublox - Reading & Learning Clinic
A common reading disorder goes undiagnosed until it becomes problematic, according to the results of...

Three Pieces of Valuable Advice for Single Dads

  • April 25, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Not so long ago, when a couple with children split, the mother was almost always...

Cultivating An Attitude Of Gratitude

  • April 19, 2017
  • Mia Von Scha
Did you know that the word appreciate has two meanings – to be grateful for,...

Taming our toddlers...

  • April 18, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
We have all had it happen, our toddler has turned from this gentle and calm...

The Single Mom’s Survival Guide on Discipline

  • April 17, 2017
  • Bill Corbett
Other than parents of multiples, I’m not sure there is anyone with a tougher parenting...

Why First Borns Fuss, Seconds are Resilient and Last Borns…

  • April 17, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
How can two or three children in the same family be so different? They are...

Are you putting your child at risk with their daily…

  • April 14, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Would you clean your child with a chemical that is also used to degrease car...

Parenting Teenagers - 5 Minutes A Day to Connect With…

  • April 13, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
You drive them to school. You attend their sports games. You even have an occasional...

When To Get Involved (And When To Butt Out)

  • April 12, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Problem: A Playdate is Going Downhill Stay OUT If... The tiff is rankling your nerves,...

Teen Privacy

  • April 12, 2017
  • Mia Von Scha
Teenagers are in a stage of life that entails high growth and a lot of...

Choosing Parenthood

  • April 12, 2017
  • Doug Berry
Speak to other parents: Leading up to the birth of my child, there was much...

Healthy Sensory Habits for 21st Century Parents

  • April 11, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Twenty first century parenting is difficult. The demands and influences are escalating and we are...

The Dangers of the Internet for your Child

  • April 7, 2017
  • Net Parenting
“Had I only known what she was up to, I might have prevented this “....

Setting a bad example: children unimpressed by parents’ online behaviour

  • April 7, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Social media gives us the freedom to communicate with our loved ones, whenever and wherever...

Things you Should NEVER Say to a Pregnant Woman

  • April 6, 2017
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
This is a very serious post! A pregnant woman has more hormones and generally get...

Raising financially smart kids

  • April 5, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Type ‘teaching children about money’ into a search engine and most of the information you’ll find makes...

Children with Disabilities in Dire Straights

  • April 3, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Over 597 000 South African children with disabilities did not attend school in 2015, almost double...

5 Camp Crafts you Can do at Home

  • April 3, 2017
  • Sugar Bay
Camp crafts are one of the most popular activities offered at holiday camps. These activities...

Things to do with Kids this Autumn

  • March 29, 2017
  • Things to do with kids
The first quarter of the year is now behind us, meaning that the school holidays...

Every Dad Can Be a Hero

  • March 29, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
By using four simple, yet powerful steps from the Love and Logic Institute, parents can...

Step-Parenting

  • March 27, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
You fall in love with the perfect person; he is everything you want from a...

The Best Kept Secret

  • March 23, 2017
  • Jenny Perkel
Having a baby is a beautiful and wonderful thing, but it can sometimes feel traumatic,...

Staying Calm at Bedtime

  • March 22, 2017
  • Mia Von Scha
There’s nothing quite like coming to the end of a busy day with small children,...

What is the difference between rewarding and bribing your child…

  • March 16, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
  What are your thoughts on rewarding children? “I honestly think using rewards to change...

Don’t Misjudge Generics

  • March 16, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Even though generic drugs have been around for more than half a century, many patients...

Confessions of an Educational Advocate

  • March 15, 2017
  • Barbara Harvey
When I graduated with my MA my favorite job was working in a program as...

Purposeful Parenting: Up your game with goal-setting

  • March 14, 2017
  • Munchkins
We set goals for all sorts of things in life (get a degree by 25,...

Let’s talk about sex, Baby!

  • March 13, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Like any parent, I used to lie awake at night, fearful of the day when...

Reasons You're Tired ALL the Time

  • March 13, 2017
  • Paarl Dietitians
Do you ask yourself, “Why am I so tired?” Do you feel like no matter...

Tips To Improve Healthy Eating In the Home

  • March 10, 2017
  • Kath Megaw
A hungry child is a less fussy child. After School is a great window of...

Working Moms: Stop feeling guilty

  • March 9, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
In a study conducted by Harvard Business School graduates in the US, it was found...

Private parts: Are we raising proud or shameful children?

  • March 9, 2017
  • Maz -Caffeine and Fairydust
All children are born with sexuality as an inherent part of their being. The famous...

Did You Know that Weather Can Cause Your Headaches?

  • March 8, 2017
  • The Headache Clinic
Most people know that certain foods, lifestyle issues and exercise, can lead to migraines and...

Learning to Say No

  • March 7, 2017
  • Ati2ud
How many times have you said yes or committed to something and later regretted it?...

Who Are You and What Have You Done With My…

  • March 6, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Let’s face it, the pre-teen and teen years have nothing on the “terrible two’s.” Somewhere...

Is it conflict?

  • March 6, 2017
  • Doug Berry
“There was no conflict, when you pushed and I lay down. There was no argument...

Hooting Doesn’t Help!

  • March 3, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
I find watch people fascinating. I get to do quite a bit of it too...

Ready for your girls’ first period?

  • March 2, 2017
  • Maz -Caffeine and Fairydust
Puberty follows a reasonably consistent sequence in girls. At a quick glance, this is what...

Sibling Rivalry

  • March 1, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
While many kids are lucky enough to become the best of friends with their siblings,...

Four Steps to Becoming a Happier Parent

  • February 23, 2017
  • Bill Corbett
Do you consider yourself to be a happy parent? Have you ever asked another adult...

Why Children Lie

  • February 23, 2017
  • Mia Von Scha
The question of why children lie begs the greater question of why any of us...

Why Playgrounds are so Important

  • February 23, 2017
  • Jump Leap Fly
Slip, slide, bump, bash, climb, wibble and wobble! Who knew so much fun could be...

Parents Lack Visibility and Control over Kids’ Online Activity, Study…

  • February 17, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Parents need to do more to protect their kids from the growing number of online...

Introducing BabyLine

  • February 15, 2017
  • Bonitas
Parenting is a joy but it can also be overwhelming and just a little daunting....

What is Free Sugar Costing our Kids?

  • February 13, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
It’s no longer a secret that the vast majority of us are blissfully unaware sugar...

The ultimate baby shower gift list: What a new mom…

  • February 10, 2017
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
Baby showers come around every now and then for most ladies, until you reach a...

How to Treat and How to Protect Against Head Lice

  • February 3, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
With summer season upon us, head lice will again be making their way into many...

Starting Tertiary Education…What's to Know?

  • February 2, 2017
  • Doug Berry
The prospect of finishing high school and starting tertiary education is a daunting one for...

More Precious Than Pearls

  • January 30, 2017
  • Dr Gerald B Kaplan
Teeth are designed to last a lifetime. Why do so many people suffer during their...

4 Ways To Live Authentically

  • January 27, 2017
  • Barbara Harvey
4 Ways to Improve Your Living Authentically, So you can be a living Example for...

'Super Allergies" Could Hit SA This Summer

  • January 18, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Last year was the hottest year on earth since record-taking began, but 2016 is expected...

A Fresh Start To A New Year

  • January 17, 2017
  • Mia Von Scha
We’re busy people. And we’ve passed this busy attitude on to our kids. We rush...

Get bang for your buck

  • January 16, 2017
  • Bonitas
Most medical aids have launched their benefits and premium contributions for 2017 and, as in...

5 Ways to ensure 2017 is a success

  • January 12, 2017
  • Ati2ud
By reflecting on both the highs and lows, we can gain valuable insights and feedback...

What Is The Recommended Screen Time For Children’s Eyes?

  • January 10, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Many people are struggling with parenting given all of today’s modern technology, especially when it...

Surviving the Holidays with your Munchkin

  • December 13, 2016
  • Munchkins
It is often the case that children cannot wait for the school holidays to start...

New Huggies® Gold for Boys and Girls – Hugwear for…

  • December 1, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
Babies can’t tell us whether they are comfortable or not or what they would rate...

20 Things To Remember As A Couple With A New…

  • November 30, 2016
  • The Don Father
The baby books have been read and now neatly stored on the book shelf. The...

The monster around your middle

  • November 30, 2016
  • Paarl Dietitians
Metabolic syndrome is a health condition that everyone's talking about. Although it was only identified...

So what does dyslexia really mean?

  • November 28, 2016
  • Carla Grobler
(All information was obtained from Stark – Griffin’s book Dyslexia) Definition of dyslexia - A neurological-functional...

Why Reading With Your Child Is So Important - 5…

  • November 25, 2016
  • Sharon Standsfield
There is such a sense of joy, warmth and togetherness that comes when we read...

The perfect packing list for sleepover camps

  • November 23, 2016
  • Sugar Bay
Packing correctly for camp is actually one of the most significant things that will determine...

What is Klinefelters syndrome?

  • November 22, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
Klinefelters syndrome (KS) is not as rare as one may think, it is not life...

Are You Raising a Praise Junkie?

  • November 21, 2016
  • Bill Corbett
Extensive research has been done to show the amazing results of praise.  It can motivate...

Childhood obesity in South Africa to soar unless we act…

  • November 21, 2016
  • The Heart & Stroke Foundation
If obesity in South African children continues to increase at the current rate, 3.91 million...

3 ways parents can keep their child’s device ‘clean’

  • November 18, 2016
  • Kaspersky Lab Africa
Raising children in the digital age has become a little bit of a ‘ying-yang’ experience....

Why should we limit out children’s screen time?

  • November 17, 2016
  • Carla Grobler
Our kids are growing up in a technological age. They are confronted with tablets, smartphones, laptops,...

What people without special needs kids need to know

  • November 17, 2016
  • Mia Von Scha
Parenting is a tough job. Parenting a special needs child is a tougher one. And...

Faster than Usain Bolt – Anthony Brooks in SA for…

  • November 16, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
For those of us known to puzzle for hours over Rubik’s Cube, it may come...

An open letter to divorcing parents

  • November 16, 2016
  • South African Divorce Support Association
Dear Parents, Divorce/separation sucks for the simple reason that when two people get together and...

Choosing Medical Aid

  • November 15, 2016
  • Bonitas
Most medical schemes have launched their benefits and contributions for 2017 and it is the...

When do we get back teeth?

  • November 7, 2016
  • Dr Gerald B Kaplan
This panoramic x-ray is fascinating in the detail that it shows of a seven-year-old child...

7 Benefits of Working as a Camp Counselor

  • November 4, 2016
  • Sugar Bay
Not all people were made to sit behind a desk, or in front of a...

What if my baby doesn’t crawl?

  • November 3, 2016
  • Skidz
You might have heard some people say that crawling is vitally important, while others say...

Reading and writing: Confidence is the key

  • November 3, 2016
  • Mia Von Scha
Many parents find themselves in a daily battle with their little ones over reading and...

My Child is Scared and Keeps Getting out of His…

  • October 28, 2016
  • Bill Corbett
A received the following question in an email from a parent:  “Our son is three...

Kids Behaving Badly When Mom's In Charge

  • October 26, 2016
  • Bill Corbett
First of all, it's not just moms. It seems to be whoever the female primary...

What If My Kid Won’t Take NO For An Answer?

  • October 25, 2016
  • Bill Corbett
If you’ve said no firmly and you’re child is wearing you down, avoid doing what...

Aggressive Behaviour in Young Children

  • October 25, 2016
  • Bill Corbett
  First Comfort the Victim.  The next time you witness younger children fighting or hurting...

Travelling with your children

  • October 24, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
What’s the one job in the world, that doesn’t pay a cent, has no formal...

Punishment And Your Children

  • October 20, 2016
  • Bill Corbett
Punishment is a tool designed to make a child "pay for what they did" and...

Raising Grateful Kids

  • October 19, 2016
  • Bill Corbett
It can be real frustrating raising kids today. It seems as if we do so...

It’s okay to fail!

  • October 18, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
From very young we are taught that getting something wrong is a bad thing. Mistakes...

Take time to reflect

  • October 17, 2016
  • Impaq
While most parents spend considerable time preparing for the beginning of the school year, not...

Looking after your little one’s skin during summer

  • October 10, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
Summer is just around the corner, and the chance to “unwrap” your little one from...

Make shopping fun with your Toddler

  • October 6, 2016
  • Munchkins
Shopping can be a complete nightmare for most parents with a toddler and we tend...

Spring allergies and breathing difficulties

  • October 3, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
While families are gearing up for spring after a cold winter, planning picnics and hikes...

Setting Limits Can Be Painful

  • September 30, 2016
  • Bill Corbett
One day in 1994, my 9-year-old daughter called me at my office to tell me...

Respect

  • September 28, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
A while back I was doing research & developing a workshop for an NGO on...

How having Twins makes a better You!

  • September 27, 2016
  • Aupair Exclusive
Chances are whether you are expecting twins are already have them, you constantly hear about...

Raising Boys For My Girls

  • September 26, 2016
  • Mia Von Scha
I’m the proud mother of two girls. It’s something I boast about – how easy...

The Art Of Communication

  • September 22, 2016
  • Mia Von Scha
Chatting to your kids is not supposed to be habitual. Communication is an art. So...

Tummy Time

  • September 9, 2016
  • BabyLegends Hugseez
As a new parent, you have more than likely been told by your doctor that...

A bad marriage doesn’t have to be a bad divorce

  • September 8, 2016
  • South African Divorce Support Association
Divorce is more often than not a dreaded life event. High emotions are involved creating...

What is your teen telling you…without telling you?

  • September 8, 2016
  • Doug Berry
How many of us can truly say they remember just what it was like to...

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

  • September 7, 2016
  • Dr Gerald B Kaplan
I was asked recently to present a talk to nursery school parents about how to...

Not just for leaders but for parents too!

  • September 6, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
I am a member of a number of online parenting groups which discuss thoughts and...

Help your child become an ‘Academic Olympian’

  • September 2, 2016
  • Edublox - Reading & Learning Clinic
As the 2016 Olympic Games came to an end, we can reflect on the achievements,...

Detecting Eye Problems in Young Children

  • August 25, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
There are an estimated 1.4 million children around the world who are blind – and...

The Benefits Of Rolling Blackouts

  • August 19, 2016
  • Mia Von Scha
With the cold kicking in, the power is once again going out. These power outages...

Father Figures: the profound influence on a child’s development

  • August 18, 2016
  • Munchkins
There is an old saying that “one father is worth more than a hundred school...

The Big Ouch

  • August 17, 2016
  • Dr Gerald B Kaplan
A specialist prosthodontist is trained to treat adults who present with severe dental problems. Restoring...

It Takes 2 to Tango

  • August 16, 2016
  • South African Divorce Support Association
I’m sure you are all too familiar with the saying it takes 2 to tango....

Those Darned Apron Strings

  • August 15, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
I was recently invited to join two fellow parents at my three sons’ private school...

New study reveals the Internet is a source of family…

  • August 11, 2016
  • Kaspersky Lab Africa
The way we live our digital lives at home is having a big impact on...

True Confessions: How to become a better mom

  • August 4, 2016
  • Aupair Exclusive
We all want to be the perfect mom and have the perfect children. This however...

Authenticity - the expression of self

  • August 2, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
The expression of self is something that we struggle with from birth. The inability to...

Tips You Can Try TONIGHT To Help With Your Child’s…

  • July 29, 2016
  • Petro Thamm
Would you like to know one of the most important steps parents can take in...

Sensory Defensiveness

  • July 28, 2016
  • Meg Faure
Mary’s little boy was not doing anything by the book. He did not give her...

Could you be the reason for your child cheating?

  • July 28, 2016
  • Mia Von Scha
Mrs M, with her short straight black hair and angular face, peered suspiciously at us,...

Healthy Eating for Children

  • July 28, 2016
  • Kath Megaw
Healthy eating is an important lesson you can teach your children. The example you set...

5 Things to do to avoid hearing NO

  • July 20, 2016
  • Bill Corbett
It is incredibly frustrating when our child says “NO” to us.  If we react to...

5 Steps to study success for working parents

  • July 19, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
In today’s challenging economy, many parents are taking on further studies, often in an effort...

Parents most at risk for colds and flu

  • July 13, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
As South Africa braces itself for another onslaught of cold and flu infections this winter...

Parenting as a Team

  • July 13, 2016
  • Bill Corbett
When a parent comes to me for help with their kids and tells me about...

Parental Control report reveals chats, games and narcotics most popular…

  • July 12, 2016
  • Kaspersky Lab Africa
Kaspersky Lab’s latest report shows that children around the world spend most of their time online using...

What to do With Kids Who Always Want, Plead, Beg…

  • July 8, 2016
  • Bill Corbett
I was shopping for a child relative’s gift and was looking at items in the...

Gorillas, Alligators and Compassion

  • July 5, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
Accidents happen. All the time. Yet another occurred this week. Another toddler with an animal...

Winter skincare tips for your baby

  • June 23, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
One minute you’re wondering if the blistering heat will ever come to an end and...

Ten things to do before baby arrives

  • June 20, 2016
  • Mascara and Mimosas
Well, here I sit, 38, almost 39 weeks pregnant, can you believe it?! The last...

How to care for children during divorce

  • June 17, 2016
  • South African Divorce Support Association
Parents going through a divorce/separation are mostly always concerned about what it is going to...

Nurturing Mom

  • June 16, 2016
  • Mia Von Scha
Did you know that nature supports mothers taking time out for themselves? And that if...

Super mom or Scary mom

  • June 16, 2016
  • Mia Von Scha
I am an amazing mother. I’m also a pretty damn shocking one. I am calm...

Time for bed!

  • June 15, 2016
  • Doug Berry
An eye-opening estimated 70% of children are not getting enough sleep or enough quality sleep...

Healthy is Happy is Healthy

  • June 9, 2016
  • Munchkins
Your child’s health and happiness are essentially two sides of the same coin. We sometimes...

Divorce and children

  • June 9, 2016
  • The Dad Journey
Telling my children that their mom and I were getting divorced was probably the hardest...

Your child is never too young to learn about online…

  • June 9, 2016
  • Kaspersky Lab Africa
From a young age, children today are curious about accessing the Internet. In fact, more...

The Five Crucial Commitments of Great Fathers

  • June 8, 2016
  • The Dad Journey
Becoming a dad is one of the easiest things in the world to do. The...

Are you functioning on autopilot?

  • June 2, 2016
  • Ati2ud
They say half of the time we function on autopilot whilst 90% of our purchasing...

How to mess up your family in 12 easy steps

  • June 1, 2016
  • Natalee Holmes
Say no, and make rules, but then give in because the whining is just not...

Sensory Smart Teenagers

  • May 31, 2016
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The onset of adolescence is a very challenging time for both teens and their parents....

Autism and the Senses – A Parent’s Guide

  • May 30, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
All around the world famous landmarks have been lit up with blue lights - a...

The 6 key significant relationships in our lifetime

  • May 27, 2016
  • Ati2ud
Our whole life revolves around relationships. In fact we were born to be in relationships...

Open a book, open up your world

  • May 26, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
A book is a dream you can hold in your hand. Last year the UNESCO...

Large families are a lot more common than you think

  • May 20, 2016
  • Harassed Mom
Large families are a lot more common that you think today. With many people getting...

Active vs. Passive Listening

  • May 19, 2016
  • Ati2ud
There's a saying that goes "We have two ears and one mouth - so that...

3 Things Children Learn At Holiday Camp

  • May 19, 2016
  • Sugar Bay
Not everything your children learn can be found in a textbook, on a tablet or...

Trust Your Gut

  • May 13, 2016
  • Natalee Holmes
My brother and sister-in-law are about to have a baby, and it’s so exciting. Everyone...

Help your toddler survive your divorce

  • May 11, 2016
  • Doug Berry
Divorce is unpleasant, emotional and can be a downright hurtful experience. The problem is that...

Teen stress a strong risk factor for headaches

  • May 9, 2016
  • The Headache Clinic
Stress has a dire impact on the quality of modern life, and this is sometimes...

Reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmetic - How does your child measure…

  • May 5, 2016
  • Edublox - Reading & Learning Clinic
The three R’s of learning are reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmetic. The question for all parents...

Swimming – An all year activity with excellent health benefits

  • May 2, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
I have been teaching swimming for 10 years with about half of them being in...

When You Need to Pick Yourself Up

  • April 26, 2016
  • Ati2ud
Sometimes life doesn’t go according to plan. You have this idea about something that you...

The Relation between stress and Headache/Migraine

  • April 21, 2016
  • The Headache Clinic
We all lead busy lives. Between going to work and picking up the children from...

Why It Pays To take Grade 11 As Seriously As…

  • April 21, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
Throughout one’s school career Grade 12 – Matric – is viewed as the ultimate year,...

Why I Decided To Homeschool

  • April 19, 2016
  • Mia Von Scha
This was not the easiest decision I’ve ever had to make. I love my work....

Divorce Agreement... Divorce Agreement

  • April 15, 2016
  • South African Divorce Support Association
When going through a relationship breakup, the two words, “Divorce” and “Agreement”, seldom go well...

It's Time To Live On Purpose

  • April 12, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
People have become more aware. We are beginning to realise that by not following the...

How Do you Go About Starting Your Own Business?

  • April 11, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
I see so many posts about people who are battling to find a job or...

Stress Reduction for Parents

  • April 7, 2016
  • Mia Von Scha
In an article I read recently they were citing a study in which they asked...

The Small-Scale Approach For New Dads

  • April 7, 2016
  • The Don Father
Preparing for the days leading up to baby’s arrival were well planned and organized. We...

Time is Marching on…

  • April 5, 2016
  • Natalee Holmes
My son turned sixteen last week. SIXTEEN!? How the heck did that happen? I remember...

Paternity Leave

  • March 31, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
At the risk of being ostracised, mercilessly, I feel we need to start looking at...

3 Beauty Hacks found at the bottom of your Diaper…

  • March 24, 2016
  • Megan Kelly Botha
Often, I find myself in a beauty aisle deciding whether the R200 spent on a...

Teaching Tolerance

  • March 21, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
Nelson Mandela once said: “No one is born hating another person because of the colour...

When Affairs Happen….

  • March 17, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
I hear this story too often with the couples I work with. It goes something...

Mom's Rock

  • March 17, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
Moms are one of the greatest treasures of the universe. Miracle workers and magic makers,...

Preserving Family Memories

  • March 17, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
Life should be about acknowledging the past, enjoying the present and preparing for the future....

The Importance of Rhyming

  • March 16, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
Having just had the wonderful opportunity to see Julia Donaldson live presenting her show “the...

Know Your Values, Make Better Decisions

  • March 11, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
Ever made a decision and you felt a little unsettled by it or can’t understand...

How Parents Can Support Early Childhood Development

  • March 10, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
Research shows children who have parents who are actively engaged in their educational lives, do...

Installing Discipline In Your Child Through Play

  • March 9, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
Children are wonderful human beings, flexible in the way they are taught what is right...

Cultivating Healthy Relationships

  • March 3, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
Many of my clients ask me “How do other couples manage to have happy relationships?”...

Who Can Discipline My Child?

  • March 3, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
The older our children get, the more they interact with the world at large. And...

When your older child acts out over new sibling

  • February 25, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
The behavior of our 2 year old has changed drastically since we brought our new...

Why do children insist on defying their parents?

  • February 25, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
Our children as wonderful as they are, aren't exactly obedient all of the time.  Suddenly...

What Is In A Name?

  • February 24, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
Well if you look at all the baby naming sites it can tell you what...

Sugar Drinks at School, a Leading Cause of Obesity and…

  • February 12, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
With hundreds of thousands of learners back at school, parents are reminded to restock their...

Meal planning for the child with ADHD

  • February 4, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
Ask ten nutrition experts what you should eat and you will get ten, often-conflicting diet...

Sleep, Breastfeeding And Your Baby

  • January 28, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
When should my little one be sleeping through? Every baby and toddler has a unique...

Stimulating the Right Brain Can Create a Genius Baby

  • January 21, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
You can create a genius baby if you understand how the human brain is structured....

Your Teen May Be Allergic to You?

  • January 20, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
Adolescence can be a very tough time for both the teen and the parent.  I...

How Does The Word "Don't" Influence Your Child

  • January 20, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
Have you ever wondered why your kids do exactly what you asked them not to?...

Teaching with routine and sameness

  • January 20, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
Have you ever noticed how your children love to catch you making a mistake, especially...

What Happens When You Make A Mistake?

  • January 19, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
If you haven't snapped at your child, forgotten something you were suppose to do for...

Learning Using Everyday Items From Around Your Home

  • January 14, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
This article is to give you some fun ideas on how to stimulate your child’s...

Living Out Loud: Teaching Children Through Words and Actions

  • January 13, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
One day when my son was about 8, we were driving into town to pick...

To Give and To Receive

  • December 10, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
I think it is time to balance out the season of giving. There is a...

Imperial's Festive Driving Tips

  • December 9, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
Be safe, drive safely and get your destination comfortably! IMPERIAL Road Safety’s travel tips will...

Guilt: No Parent Can Escape It

  • December 7, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
If most working parents are honest with themselves, they’d agree that with Monday morning comes...

Listening Tips For Parents

  • December 3, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
We all want our kids to listen to us, but how often do we really...

How To Be An Organised Mom

  • November 30, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
As a child, I think my organisational skills kicked in when I was about 14....

What Makes A Strong Family

  • November 26, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
The study to the aforementioned question emanated from the University of Nebraska’s Family Strength Research...

How To Eat Less Salt

  • November 25, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
Eating too much sodium, most of which we get from salt, can lead to high...

Cradle Cap

  • November 24, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
Cradle cap, the common term for infantile seborrheic dermatitis, causes scaly patches on a baby's...

The Gro-egg

  • November 22, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
The Gro-egg is an award winning nursery accessory that looks great and gives parents peace...

Leading By Example

  • November 19, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
There’s this old saying which goes “You can’t pour from an empty cup”. This resonates...

Stopping Night Feeds In A Young Toddler

  • November 18, 2015
  • Petro Thamm
BY ANN RICHARDSON It is important to note that everyone wakes up spontaneously many times...

When Do You Know Your Child Is Ready For Chapter…

  • November 17, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
We often think that pushing our kids to read chapter books and away from picture...

Latching A Premature Baby

  • November 12, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
Congratulations, your baby has arrived! But she’s a little earlier than expected. You will most...

Avoid the January financial slump – get into gear for…

  • November 12, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
By 1Life  In between convincing your child to do their homework and fetching them on time...

To Chiro Or Not To Chiro

  • November 10, 2015
  • Petro Thamm
By Dr. Nicole Louw MTech Chiropractic (UJ) MCASA Is chiropractic safe for my children? Why...

It’s Okay To Ask For Help!

  • November 6, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
As kids we were always dependant on our parents for one thing or another.  As...

Tips For Storing Breast Milk

  • November 5, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
 Express breast milk, using a manual or electric breast pump. Wash your hands well with...

Overcoming The Fear Of The Dentist Starts At Childhood

  • November 4, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
Parents should take children for regular dental check-ups, focus on prevention of tooth decay and...

What NOT to Buy Or Add To Your Baby Registry

  • November 3, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
I have shopped for two failed adoptions and my  baby so you could say I...

Fathers And Sons

  • October 30, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
I think it can be extremely difficult to maintain the father son relationship, throughout the...

Mothers and Daughters

  • October 29, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
Mothers and daughters begin with the closest friendship.  There are many times the dad might...

Keeping your kids safe on the Internet

  • October 28, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
Us South Africans are an incredibly security conscious bunch. We tend to focus a lot...

Making Sense Of Food Labels

  • October 23, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
By Gabi Steenkamp, Registered Dietitian, Food Labelling and Nutrition Consultant. www.gabisteenkamp.co.za. The information printed on...

You Don’t Trust Me.

  • October 22, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
The teenage girl came out of her room and walked into the family room where...

Why Don’t Dads Take Parenting Classes

  • October 22, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
A young intern working on a research project contacted me to ask me a few...

Travel Tips: 8 ways to make the most of your…

  • October 19, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
If you’re looking for new inspirations about great places to go and exciting things to...

Your Child’s Development – Making it Fun!

  • October 15, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
“Just as my maternity leave was coming to an end, I was asked by Parenting...