Parenting your star athlete

  • August 20, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
By Keri Gallan, Sports Co-Ordinator of Crawford Preparatory North Coast  What do Tiger Woods, Serena Williams and Lewis Hamilton have in common? Apart from dominating...

Sports in Education: Core Skills Addressed

  • August 17, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
By: Zelda Varela (Crawford Preparatory Fourways Sports Coordinator) Can you remember that elated feeling of being part of a team, or maybe not making the...

Cooing over Communication

  • August 17, 2018
  • Speech and Audio Inc
One minute they are crying, the next they are conversing!  Communication development begins at birth....

CAM Regolo

  • August 16, 2018
  • Prima Baby
Let baby travel in style with the Cam Regolo Car Seat! CAM, Italian leaders in...

Ways to get rid of the monsters in the dark

  • August 16, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
By Caroline Miller Principal of Crawford Pre-Primary Lonehill To your toddler, the oddest things can...

Why nutritional supplements taste so good

  • August 15, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Taste is highly personal. Think back to the last beverage you ordered. Maybe it was...

Foppapedretti Dinamyk

  • August 15, 2018
  • Prima Baby
Foppapedretti is one of Europe’s leading baby travel brands, having creatively and technically mastered the...

What to consider when searching for a school

  • August 14, 2018
  • Impaq
By Yandiswa Xhakaza Choosing a school is no small feat. Parents often undertake this task...

The importance of Art in an assisted learning environment

  • August 14, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
By: Melodie Artingstall, Grade 3 Teacher at The Bridge Assisted Learning School Art is an...

Keedo and Old Soles bring big style to little feet

  • August 13, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Style, comfort and protection. This is where love and care is born. When little feet...

Empower your child

  • August 10, 2018
  • Clamber Club
Notice your feelings when your child challenges you. We live in a different world today....

How much time does your child spend playing?

  • August 10, 2018
  • Skidz
Play is an integral part of a child’s development. This is how they build relationships,...

Santa Shoebox Project

  • August 9, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
The Santa Shoebox Project is officially a “tween”! At 12-years old, South Africa’s best loved...

Bullying: What parents and schools can do

  • August 9, 2018
  • Impaq
ARTICLE BY PROF RITA NIEMANN, NALIZE MARAIS, ZENDRÉ SWANEPOEL AND MONIERA MOOSA Bullying is a...

Six easy-to-implement ways of being an inspiration to your children

  • August 7, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
To become inspired, we need to inspire others. Remember that what we teach others, we...

What Summer Camp Mom Are You?

  • August 7, 2018
  • Sugar Bay
We all know there are different types of moms around the world, but when moms...

Happy marriage, happy munchkins

  • August 3, 2018
  • Munchkins
Marriage is the bedrock of the family. If this foundation is crumbling, so will the...

Let your child fail – it’s okay

  • August 2, 2018
  • Impaq
Facing challenges and making mistakes can help your child grow. By Danielle Barfoot As parents,...

Parents, let’s get our thinking right when it comes to…

  • August 2, 2018
  • Hero Life
Figuring out what is important, allows us to focus and live the lives we really...

School’s back – time for a refresher on being safe…

  • August 2, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
With the second half of the school year about to start, a local private security...

Making Sense of the World Around Us

  • July 13, 2018
  • Clamber Club
There is no denying the importance of the sense of sight. Using our sight, we...

10 Questions to ask a Nanny in an Interview

  • July 10, 2018
  • Aupair Exclusive
This is always a very difficult decision for a mom. You have been at home...

Play with purpose is essential for children with autism

  • July 9, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Play is a powerful tool autistic children need to boost their development and an essential...

Facilitation and Divorce

  • July 6, 2018
  • STBB
By Shereen Volks, Head of Divorce & Family Law, STBB | Smith Tabata Buchanan Boyes...

How Fostering Will Change Your Life

  • July 6, 2018
  • Sophie Lodge
Looking after a child is unlike any job you will ever have. It can be...

Raising Emotionally Intelligent Kids...

  • July 6, 2018
  • Mia Von Scha
Did you know that in the languages of Sweden, Norway and Finland, where they experience...

Why is reading to your child so important?

  • July 6, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
As parents, we know that reading a book to our child before bedtime is a...

Cursive writing – Is it still necessary?

  • July 6, 2018
  • Impaq
Hilda Erasmus: Foundation Phase Specialist We live in an age of computers and technology. Why...

School yourself on feeder zones: A parent's guide

  • July 6, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
South Africa, 13 June 2018: “If I buy in Kensington will my kids get into...

Children can burn out too!

  • July 6, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Gone are the days when children went to school, came home, made a peanut butter...

Social/Emotional Development Starts with Dad

  • July 6, 2018
  • Barbara Harvey
The good news is that according to the US Census Bureau: "Between 1960 and 2016,...

Chastising Your Child: Parents Take Note

  • July 5, 2018
  • STBB
By Shereen Volks, Head of Divorce & Family Law, STBB | Smith Tabata Buchanan Boyes...

Preparing youth for the workplace of the future

  • July 5, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Entering the working world can be daunting for graduates, and even more so when the...

How to prepare a child for an older sibling

  • July 2, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Written by: Academic Development Coordinator of ADvTECH Schools Division, Barbra Eaton And Bev O’Shea, Principal...

How can parents be more involved in their children’s education?

  • June 28, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Being a parent is the toughest job on the planet! Besides ensuring that your children...

Pregnancy: Taking care of your nutritional and financial needs

  • June 27, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
By 1Life You’ve finally taken steps to confirm the reason behind your weird cravings, unexpected emotional...

Why a good holiday camp is worth the cost

  • June 26, 2018
  • Sugar Bay
You want your children to be productive during their school holidays, so you browse around...

Effective ways to be a smart stepmom

  • June 19, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
Stepmoms all over the world face a lot of unique challenges with their stepfamilies. And...

8 Steps to stop being a shouting mom

  • June 19, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
I’m not proud of it, but I became a shouting mom and this is not...

Bargain hunting: Knowing beforehand what is on special saves money…

  • June 19, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
June is a month that is packed full of celebrations. It’s a month that features...

Help your child make sense of the world around them

  • June 14, 2018
  • Clamber Club
The importance of sensory stimulation for babies and toddlers The world is an exciting place...

Aftercare or aupair?

  • June 14, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Weighing up the best after-school option for your child The high cost of living, interest...

Hidden costs & their impact on study options

  • June 13, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Grade 12s should already be well into researching their study options for 2019 and should...

Women have the power to succeed in playrooms and boardrooms

  • June 12, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
When it comes to juggling business and motherhood, many women have their own opinions on...

Bringing Death Into Your Parenting

  • June 11, 2018
  • Mia Von Scha
This may sound morbid at first, but hear me out and you'll see that death...

Second term at a new school and still no friends…

  • June 8, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
By Dalit Segal, Education Psychologist of Southdowns College Joining a new school and making new...

Healthy Eating habits

  • June 8, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
 Written by: Cynthia Innes, Teacher at Junior College Preschools Sandton. A healthy lifestyle consists of...

How binge-watching TV series can wreck our immune systems

  • June 7, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
It turns out there are some surprising daily habits, such as overdosing on our favourite...

The important role of a father in a child’s life

  • June 6, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Written by: Welna Buys (Principal of Maragon Pre-Primary Raslouw) “While almost any man can father...

Practically speaking, home education is easy

  • June 1, 2018
  • Impaq
Some home-education learners shy away from subjects such as Dramatic Arts, Agricultural Sciences, Hospitality Studies,...

How to be a more present parent

  • May 18, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
All parents want the best for their children.  We take care of them and see...

Four money lessons to teach your child

  • May 17, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Given how important financial skills are to navigating life, it’s surprising that schools don’t teach...

Anti-Spanking Law

  • May 14, 2018
  • Munchkins
How to spare the rod without spoiling the child  With South-Africa’s new anti-spanking legislation, even...

Chasing academic A’s limits possibilities

  • May 11, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Education, as we have known it for the past 100 years, is fixated on academic...

Smart device advice for parents

  • May 9, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Smart devices are a massive part of our children’s lives. They spend much of their...

Negotiating the blended family

  • May 9, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Step, or blended families that they now commonly called, start out full of hope that...

Temperament-sensitive parenting: Foster your Munchkin’s uniqueness

  • May 8, 2018
  • Munchkins
Nurturing a child according to his temperament is immensely important. It aids in shaping their...

Motherhood is a journey, not a destination

  • May 5, 2018
  • Mia Von Scha
Philips Mother and Child Division Mother’s Day – a day to celebrate the mother of...

Bedwetting: When to consult a doctor

  • May 4, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Bedwetting is an issue that millions of families face every night. This can be very...

How to choose the right caregiver for your most precious…

  • May 3, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Being a parent is an exhilarating journey, but can also be met with lots of...

What role should parents play in academic achievement?

  • May 1, 2018
  • Impaq
Hilda Erasmus – Specialist: Foundation Phase Nowadays, parents have a lot more control over their...

The role that father’s play in birth and beyond

  • April 30, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
We’re pregnant - words that may be met with surprise, anxiety or even unwavering joy...

10 Tips on how to be an amazing mother

  • April 25, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
Everyone knows that is just isn’t possible to be the perfect mother. Being a mother...

Why won’t my medical aid pay?

  • April 24, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
It’s a lament often heard. There are, however, two sides to every story and the...

Help! My Child is in the wrong crowd

  • April 23, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
‘We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find...

7 Signs baby is ready for solids

  • April 20, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
Starting solids is a huge milestone for baby and for parents. Very often parents are...

Help ! My child’s being bullied

  • April 20, 2018
  • Raising Kids Positively
​Unfortunately bullying, especially cyber-bullying is a major problem facing children. Sadly it isn’t ‘just an...

Five ways to crush first year

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

Play: Promoting healthy social and emotional development

  • April 19, 2018
  • Skidz
Play is a child’s language, his work, his relaxation and the way he builds relationships....

Don’t let your year go to waste- there are still…

  • April 18, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
With the academic year now in full swing, many prospective students who missed out on...

Picture Perfect Parenting with Mirrorless Cameras

  • April 17, 2018
  • Graham van der Merwe
There’s a new emerging photographer - it’s the everyday parent who favours mirrorless cameras and...

Help! My child is being bullied at school

  • April 16, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
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…

  • April 13, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
By Andrew Wilson, CEO at LucidView What does the job of a parent entail? In...

Development in a child

  • April 12, 2018
  • Montessori Nosipho
During my time as a Montessori directress, the one particular aspect that continues to surprise...

Medical aid and the VAT increase unpacked

  • April 12, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Since the announcement of the 1% Value Added Tax (VAT) increase by the Minister of...

Are you sowing the seeds of a rebellion?

  • April 12, 2018
  • Mia Von Scha
Control and freedom. We all want both. We like to feel some sense of power...

How The Way You Feel About Yourself is Interpreted to…

  • April 10, 2018
  • Teddys Inc Ltd
(attend one of our free EQ talks – click here for details) Emotions are energy...

How to teach your child to overcome their fear of…

  • April 9, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
Before your child can begin learning how to swim, it’s critical to build their water...

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

  • April 9, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
Coloring pages is an awesome and fun activity for children, as well as for adults....

Teaching table manners

  • March 29, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
Teaching table manners is something vital in my home. I’m not a mom that has...

Making your medical benefits last

  • March 29, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
As each new year begins medical aid members start with a clean slate, with new...

10 Tips for home education success

  • March 29, 2018
  • Impaq
By Danielle Barfoot, written for Impaq (Formally known as Impak Onderwysdiens) The scheduled academic year...

Children with ADHD: Bullied or bully?

  • March 29, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are unlikely to go unnoticed in a school...

10 Development differences between girls and boys

  • March 28, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
While every child develops at his or her own pace there are certain developmental differences...

Should children play with toy guns?

  • March 27, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
I know this question has been asked a lot of times and is highly debated...

Key signs that your child may have eye problems

  • March 27, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
Our eyes are windows to the wonderful world around us. It allows us to see...

Should you be giving your child fish oil?

  • March 23, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
Fish oil is one of the most studied nutritional and health products. The main components...

What are the early signs of autism in children

  • March 22, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
Almost every mom gets herself into a twist if her baby or child is not...

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

  • March 19, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
As the Matric Class of 2018 settle into their final year of school and get...

Ways to teach children politeness and being gentle

  • March 16, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
When you have a child, it’s your responsibility to teach a lot of different things....

Help! My child is struggling and it is only the…

  • March 16, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
The December holidays seem like a distant memory and early morning school runs, homework and...

Encouraging a growth mindset in children

  • March 15, 2018
  • Mia Von Scha
Have you heard of a growth mindset? It’s become somewhat of a buzzword lately and...

The common myths & FAQ’s when talking about Teen Suicide

  • March 14, 2018
  • The South African Depression and Anxiety Group
The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) is highlighting Teen Suicide Prevention Week (11-18...

5 Steps to getting baby into a routine

  • March 13, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
Getting your baby into routine can make all the difference to your life when you...

Parents urged to limit screen time to boost kids’ development

  • March 9, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Technology has completely revolutionised the world. It affects just about everything we do, from paying...

Oral Allergy Syndrome - are allergies leaving a bad taste…

  • March 8, 2018
  • Dr Tamara Jaye
Does your teenager suffer from hay fever?   Does he complain that certain fruits or...

Help! My child has no friends.

  • March 7, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
We all have a need to love and be loved. Our lives feel happier and...

7 Ways to keep your children off drugs

  • March 7, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
Children are the most vulnerable during their growing years and will always have their curiosity...

Toddlers tandrums to cheekiness & manipulation

  • March 7, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
My now 3 year old has moved on from the Toddler Tantrum phase and has...

3 Signs your baby is going through a growth spurt

  • March 6, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
Here are the Signs your Baby is going through a Growth Spurt: Your baby wants...

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