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 under enormous pressure and in a hurry to find a...

Matrics: use the calm before the storm to get your…

  • August 13, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
With the holidays almost over and preliminary exams on the horizon, Grade 12s are on the cusp of entering one of the most stressful periods...

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...

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...

Back off your Matrics

  • July 6, 2018
  • Mia Von Scha
I will be 42 this year, and I still from time to time have nightmares...

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...

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...

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...

ADHD vs Bipolar: Know the difference

  • June 14, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Inattention, hyperactivity, impulsivity, sleeping problems, racing thoughts and moodiness. These are all typical symptoms of...

Understanding the teen years

  • June 6, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Written By: Donel van Zyl, Crawford College North Coast Raising a teen can be a...

Schools must adapts approach for education and engaging generation Alpha

  • June 6, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
The traditional approach to education must be revolutionised in order to ensure the best outcomes...

Talking about periods

  • May 21, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
HOW SHOULD I APPROACH THIS? Your daughters first period is a momentous event in her...

Matric subject choices: Avoid risky selections in face of changed…

  • May 18, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
In coming months, Grade Nines will choose which subjects to pursue during their final school...

Changes she’s going through

  • May 16, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
HELP! SHE’S BECOMING A TEEN! Pointing out that the teenage years can be fraught is...

Technical Matric opens door to practical careers desperate for skilled…

  • May 8, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Despite thousands of South Africans struggling to find employment because they never finished school, few...

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...

Why outdoor play is vitally important for children

  • April 30, 2018
  • Sugar Bay
Children are spending an increasing amount of time indoors due to all the technology that...

Cultivate Senior High School study habits for lifetime success

  • April 26, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Senior high school learners from Grade 9 to 12 should not only spend energy on...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

Vitamin B12 deficiency: A silent epidemic with serious consequences

  • April 5, 2018
  • Paarl Dietitians
Vitamin B12 deficiency isn’t a bizarre, mysterious disease. It’s written about in every medical textbook...

5 Fun kids activities to help improve speech & learn…

  • April 4, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
All children develop speech and language skills at different ages and different speeds – that’s...

Teaching table manners

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

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...

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...

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...

Cape Town Schools Participate in Educational Projects with the International…

  • March 12, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
For the first time in South Africa, and on the African continent, two Cape Town...

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...

3 Cool math apps for kids that make learning fun…

  • March 1, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
I have always been interested in the educational toys and games, rather than toys and...

First Years: With great opportunity comes great responsibility

  • February 26, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
As thousands of First Year students head off to varsity in coming weeks, education experts...

Should We Be Giving Our Teens Condoms?

  • February 16, 2018
  • Mia Von Scha
With pregnancy awareness month in full swing, we need to think not just about our...

The Importance of Understanding Your Child's Emotions

  • February 14, 2018
  • Teddys Inc Ltd
Emotions… we all have them and there is no denying them as we are all...

The curfew: Why is it so important

  • February 8, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Written By: Clare Pretorius (Senior Deputy Principal of Trinityhouse Randpark Ridge) In times of both...

Disappointing Martic Results: Don't Catastrophise - Strategise!

  • February 1, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
With the imminent release of the matric results of the Class of 2017, thousands of...

1st Year Failure: Review your options, but don't check out…

  • January 26, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
With the release of university results in coming weeks, many first years have to face...

Children get stressed too!

  • January 10, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
It’s a new school year! It’s exam time! Both of these occurrences during your child’s...

Characteristics of a good camp counselor

  • December 21, 2017
  • Sugar Bay
Whether you want to work as a camp counselor, or you are a parent searching...

Deciding whether to keep a child back at school

  • November 29, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Imagine that you are observing from the side of a swimming pool and are watching...

Grade 11’s – Now (not next year) is the best…

  • November 24, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
With three months left before they enter their final year of school, Grade 11 learners...

Drink Rooibos Tea to Improve Concentration During Exams

  • November 9, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Coffee and energy drinks are usually the go-to beverages for high school learners and students...

Collaborative Learning

  • November 9, 2017
  • Impaq
by Prof Rita Niemann Gerlach (2004) explained that collaborative learning is in essence a natural social...

Exams: Study Time vs Screen Time - Striking the Balance

  • November 6, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Helping children to build a healthy relationship with technology, and knowing how much of what...

Gap Year: Benefits of working at a summer camp

  • November 1, 2017
  • Sugar Bay
Making a career choice at the age of seventeen and committing to it for a...

Child writing matric? Here’s what the experts say…

  • October 24, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
You’ve almost seen your child through 12 or so years of school; and now, over...

Creating a Safe Place to Talk

  • October 23, 2017
  • Barbara Harvey
Over the years as I have worked with teens and parents one mistake I have...

Brain Development in Teens

  • October 19, 2017
  • Barbara Harvey
When we look at the average 13-15 year old today it is often hard to...

Turn Prelim Panic into Finals Advantage

  • October 11, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Writing Matric prelim exams and receiving your results can be a distressing eye-opener, but learners...

Parenting a Pregnant Teen Mom

  • October 3, 2017
  • Barbara Harvey
This past Saturday after services at Congregation Beth Hallel where I attend services, I stood in...

Why kids prefer camp over school

  • October 2, 2017
  • Sugar Bay
Camp and school are very similar in that both are learning environments for children. However,...

Help Your Child Develop Study Strategies

  • September 1, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Parents and guardians can, and should, help their young children develop good study habits from...

Healthy Coping Skills For Teens

  • August 28, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Let’s face it, we all need to learn healthy coping skills, but adolescence is a...

Your Child’s Hearing

  • August 24, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
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

  • August 24, 2017
  • Sugar Bay
How do you communicate with your child when they are away from home for a...

Saying goodbye to your kids – The Do's and Dont's

  • August 11, 2017
  • Sugar Bay
The way in which you say goodbye to your kids before a new experience can...

University Application Survival Kit

  • July 19, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
With university application season now in full swing for Matrics who want to pursue further...

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 Camp Crafts you Can do at Home

  • July 15, 2017
  • Sugar Bay
Camp crafts are one of the most popular activities offered at holiday camps. These activities...

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...

How to Help Your Student Child Transition to Adulthood

  • July 12, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
I can’t adult today: funny when stated ironically on social media, but not so much...

10 Questions to ask before booking a sleepover camp

  • December 7, 2016
  • Sugar Bay
There is no shortage of summer camps in North America, they are even part of...

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...

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....

Cut to the chase…

  • November 8, 2016
  • Doug Berry
I work with a lot of high-school aged people, in fact they form about half...

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...

Protection vs Prevention: In disservice of the child

  • October 12, 2016
  • Doug Berry
Let me begin with a flaming neon disclaimer. This is something of an opinion piece...

How to improve your child's fitness

  • October 4, 2016
  • Sugar Bay
Recent statistics show a rapid increase in overweight children - a reminder for parents to...

How to Avert a Parent’s Nightmare

  • September 29, 2016
  • Bill Corbett
Close your eyes and imagine for a moment that your child is now 16 years...

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...

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...

Open letter to a depressed teenager

  • August 8, 2016
  • Mia Von Scha
“Reaching the desired area, The blade hesitates, quivering, Then slicing slowly, meticulously Into the soft,...

Experiential Education:
How holiday camps are valuable teachers

  • July 27, 2016
  • Sugar Bay
There are many things that simply cannot be studied from the pages of a book,...

Four Things to do With an Explosive and Angry Child…

  • July 21, 2016
  • Bill Corbett
Before I go any further on this topic, it’s always a good idea to seek...

Leave Me Alone!

  • July 14, 2016
  • The South African Depression and Anxiety Group
The realities of teen loneliness, depression and suicide attempts in South Africa By Janine Shamos...

How to help your teenager cope with exam stress

  • June 2, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
n an increasingly competitive world, young people writing exams are arguably under more pressure than...

Sensory Smart Teenagers

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

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...

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...

Raising a teenager is a strange beast

  • May 5, 2016
  • Harassed Mom
Raising a teenager is strange beast. It’s not like watching your sweet baby morph into...

Digital Parenting Challenges

  • May 4, 2016
  • Hilary Smith
Do you remember gathering all the baby books and magazines you could find to read...

Managing Stress As A Teen

  • April 7, 2016
  • Doug Berry
How do we define stress? Simply put, it’s an emotion… but it’s one of the...

5 Benefits Of Sleepover Camps For Kids

  • March 21, 2016
  • Sugar Bay
Experiencing all the milestones with your child is one of the greatest highlights that come...

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...

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 To Teach Children About Appropriate Sexual Behaviour

  • November 13, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
I recently endured a rather nasty experience with a man who quite clearly did not...

Weighty Issues For Teens

  • October 22, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
Being overweight is not a good idea if you have diabetes because it increases your...

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...

Bully Proof Vests

  • September 10, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
The chances of your child being bullied or the bully at some point in their...

Going Beyond “Fine”

  • August 28, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
It’s a typical complaint that the majority of parents have – that their kids don’t...

Emotional Pain Of Bullying

  • August 20, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
Bullying takes root in children, who many times have been the victims of intimidation themselves....

You Are Good Enough

  • July 27, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
When I was 22 years old, I fell pregnant with Jamie, this was the biggest...

8 Truths About Teens That Every Parent Should Know

  • April 9, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
Raising teenagers can be an incredibly difficult job for adults, especially when they often seem...

Adolescence And Suicide

  • March 30, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
Suicide is a devastating tragedy which is a grim reality in most parts of the...

The Effects Of Trauma On Children

  • March 27, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
Unfortunately, trauma is an all too common occurrence in South Africa. Trauma has many different...

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