3 Tips to manage homesickness like a pro

  • August 19, 2019
  • Sugar Bay
When you introduce the idea of camp to your children, the first reaction expected is of excitement, looking forward to making new friends, being away...

Teach your children to have self-respect

  • August 15, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Imagine holding a big juicy orange in your hand. The fruit feels heavy and cool and you excitedly anticipate enjoying what it has ‘inside’. You...

Some helpful tips on making subject choices for all Grade…

  • August 14, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Our Grade 9 learners are currently standing at the crossroad of having to make subject-choices....

Chasing academic A’s limits possibilities

  • August 13, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Education, as we have known it for the past 100 years, is fixated on academic...

University athletes score top jobs

  • August 7, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Participation in university sports is highly regarded by future employers. In an increasingly competitive business...

Impaq helps learners prepare for the real world

  • August 6, 2019
  • Impaq
Home education (or homeschooling) helps learners prepare for the real world as homeschool learners learn...

Bringing art to life- 3 Traits every art teacher should…

  • July 25, 2019
  • Sugar Bay
How do we create the next generation of innovative artists? Through all our amazing art teachers...

The importance of reading at home

  • July 23, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Of all the important learning activities we can do with young children, reading probably trumps...

Emergency Numbers Every Parent Should Know

  • July 18, 2019
  • OneAid
It occurred to me the day I went back to work after my maternity leave...

21st Century Teaching - A Gateway to Curiosity

  • July 17, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Lifting students learning in a school is a collaborative effort. It requires team effort, both...

Emotional Decisions

  • July 16, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Irrational decisions are made when they are the result of a knee jerk reaction and...

How to help your child make their subject selections in…

  • July 12, 2019
  • Impaq
This time of the year Grade 9 learners need to make their subject selections for...

GOOD NUTRITION FOR TEENS

  • July 12, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Garbage in – garbage out? What are we feeding them? Good nutrition is of paramount...

Is It A Cold Or Is It The Flu?

  • July 5, 2019
  • OneAid
Winter is here and so are coughs, colds and flu. Common colds and flu are...

The Big Question: Should Cellphones Be At Camp?

  • July 5, 2019
  • Sugar Bay
Do you find yourself constantly asking your child to get off their phone? Or delayed...

10 smart ways to empower your daughter

  • July 2, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
We want our girls to have every opportunity to become strong, successful women. How we...

ALLOWANCE AND BUDGET FOR TEENS

  • June 25, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Children and teenagers have to be shown and taught how to deal with money. We...

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)...

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...

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;...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

Tutors – Trend or Necessity?

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

Avoid the Procrastination

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

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...

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...

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...

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 to improve your academics

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

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Listen Up! What’s the big deal with childhood hearing loss?

  • February 8, 2019
  • Speech and Audio Inc
Hearing is one of the most important senses. Through hearing we learn how to communicate...

The Importance Of Creating a Love for Math

  • January 25, 2019
  • Gymathstics
We may take for granted that our children will inevitably learn how to add, subtract,...

Finding the best learning environment for the Gen-Z student

  • January 24, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
With matric complete, a new cohort of Generation Z (Gen-Z) is now in search of...

Bad Posture may lead to headaches

  • January 24, 2019
  • The Headache Clinic
There are many different medications, surgeries and interventions to treat headaches, but a new study...

Explore the microscopic world – Fun ideas for bored kids

  • January 22, 2019
  • SciBuddy
Parents and caregivers need plenty of ideas to keep kids entertained throughout the holiday. If...

Understanding the effect of alcoholism on children

  • January 16, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
An Open Letter To My Teacher Dear Teacher, I think it’s time I told you...

Preparation tips for parents on back to school headaches

  • January 11, 2019
  • The Headache Clinic
It's back to school time again. Parents know this time of year all too well....

8 Best apps for parents to monitor their children

  • January 9, 2019
  • Kaboutjie
Monitoring the activities of the children has become a huge challenge for the parents in...

Is anxious the new normal?

  • January 9, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Majority of Generation Z admit to feeling anxious about something in their daily lives and...

The Importance of Camper-Counselor Relationships

  • December 7, 2018
  • Sugar Bay
Camp is a great place for children to get some much-needed time out from mom and...

The conversations we need to be having with our school-leavers

  • December 5, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
The face of parenting changes year by year, as our children grow and develop their...

Dealing with first year failure- temporary setback, not lifelong failure

  • December 5, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Thousands of first year students receiving their end of year results are having to face...

Connecting with your teenager

  • November 21, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
As a mother of four teenagers, it would be plausible for me to hail myself...

What to do if your teenager is depressed

  • November 20, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Growing up can be an emotional rollercoaster, during which a young person has to contend...

Surviving matric results- a parent's guide

  • November 15, 2018
  • Mia Von Scha
I have a friend who used to work at the BBC going through the raw...

Help! My child is unwilling to study for their exams

  • November 2, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
The long-anticipated year-end exams are upon us and so are the challenges and pressures that,...

“FORTNITE”- Friend or Foe?

  • October 29, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
By Sonia Jansen, Deputy Principal of Academics at Crawford Preparatory North Coast Recently, I’ve had...

Why teach your children to be a team player?

  • October 26, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
By: Farone Eckstein, Principal of Trinityhouse High Randpark Ridge A team player is constantly reliable...

Children are not Adults

  • October 25, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
By Alison Willems, teacher at Trinityhouse Pre-Primary Randpark Ridge Children are not little adults. They...

What to do if your parents don't agree with your…

  • October 25, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Many Matrics considering their study options for next year are finding themselves in the difficult...

Surfing with Smiles

  • October 18, 2018
  • Sugar Bay
We sat down with the Sugar Bay surfing PC (Pro Counselor), Smiles, on his surfing...

Curating your career starts in school

  • October 15, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Teenagers are accustomed to curating their personal image on social media. They select what to...

Getting your Gen Z child through the stresses of Matric

  • October 12, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
As parents, we often think that because we once wrote Matric exams ourselves, we are...

Maths Matter: Why it's worth sticking it out when the…

  • October 12, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
In senior high school, the Mathematics syllabus becomes more challenging than ever, and many learners...

Why breakfast really is the best way to start your…

  • October 11, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
The importance of breakfast has long been a part of the prevailing wisdom, and the...

Is Stress Holding Your Teenager Back?

  • October 9, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Teenagers grow up and eventually become the parents of teenagers!  The circle of life is...

Gearing university education for employability

  • October 4, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
More young people have university degrees than ever before. Between 1995 to 2016, the percentage...

How to help your child overcome peer pressure

  • October 3, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
written by Ria van Niekerk – Deputy Principal Trinityhouse Preparatory Randpark Ridge  Merriam-Webster defines peer...

Public university or private: Choose the right institution for you

  • October 1, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
There have been many developments in the higher education sector in past decades, notably a...

Conversations to have with your young adult before University life

  • September 28, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
By Tracey Terespolsky (English Teacher and Parent at Crawford College Sandton) As I sit before...

‘Gap it’ to success!

  • September 25, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Matriculant, not sure what you want to do with your life? Or perhaps you do...

Foldscope - When paper art and science meet.

  • September 20, 2018
  • SciBuddy
A paper microscope that will change the way children learn about science. As a rule,...

Some helpful tips on making subject choices for all Grade…

  • September 19, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Our Grade 9 learners are currently standing at the crossroad of having to make subject-choices....

The PROVES Method - the perfect strategy for mastering your…

  • September 18, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Matrics from the Class of 2018 should now be deep into preparing for their upcoming...

Developing children's EQ crucial for future success in rapidly changing…

  • September 11, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Emotional intelligence (EQ) is increasingly becoming a greater determinant of future success across all spheres...

Mind the gap- why you should think twice before taking…

  • September 7, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Matrics who are tempted to take a year off after their school careers – whether...

Homework or no Homework for South African schools?

  • September 6, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
The paradigm around learning in South Africa is changing rapidly. If, like most parents of...

Depression & How Parents can help their Children

  • September 5, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Teenagers are known for their moody natures. Adolescence brings with it so many changes for...

Ways to cope with generation me, me, me

  • August 30, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
By: Justin Kistan, Crawford College North Coast If we’re lucky, we’ve been told our whole...

NQF explained: What prospective students should know before they sign…

  • August 22, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Terminology related to education in South Africa can often be very confusing, particularly when learners...

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...

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...

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...

Chasing academic A’s limits possibilities

  • July 25, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Education, as we have known it for the past 100 years, is fixated on academic...

Help! My child is writing exams for the first time

  • July 25, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
The idea of writing exams rarely brings about emotions of excitement and happy anticipation!  In...

Matric learners: Top tips for exam success

  • July 25, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Matric learners all over South Africa have the finish line in sight as the race...

Some helpful tips on making subject choices for all Grade…

  • July 25, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Our Grade 9 learners are currently standing at the crossroad of having to make subject-choices....

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...

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,...

Why I believe in camp, and you should too

  • September 7, 2017
  • Sugar Bay
Having turned the dream of creating a 'children's paradise' into a successfully running business, Sugar...

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 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...

Feeding Teenagers

  • June 9, 2017
  • Sharon Atkins
As teens become more independent in their food choices, they tend to make wrong choices-...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Divorce and children

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

Appropriate Boundaries In Parenting

  • September 10, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
What do parents most want from children?  Is it obedience – for children to do...

Going Beyond “Fine”

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

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...

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

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  • Parenting Hub
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ADD And ADHD In Adolescence

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  • Parenting Hub
Self-harm, self-mutilation or self-injury behaviour all mean an action that is deliberate on the part...

Peer Pressure

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  • Parenting Hub
The powerful lure of peer pressure is synonymous with adolescence. The adolescent essentially has a...

Teenage Slang and Language: A Guide to Understanding Teenagers

  • December 19, 2014
  • Parenting Hub
When trying to communicate with your daughter, it can sometimes seem as though she is...

Raising Happy Teenagers: How Mindfulness and Meditation Practices Can Help…

  • December 18, 2014
  • Parenting Hub
Everyone wants their daughter to be happy. Yet, when girls start to focus on perfection...

Too Much Caffeine When Cramming For Finals Poses Health Risk…

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Exam season is upon us and soon hundreds of thousands of students across the country...

Communicating with Teenagers: Sharing Life Experiences and ‘Mum Wisdom’ with…

  • November 7, 2014
  • Parenting Hub
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Educating Your Child About Sex And Safety

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  • Parenting Hub
With all our recent headlines about rape and violence, no doubt parents are worrying about...

Depression and Suicide: The Unseen Killers Suicide in South Africa…

  • October 16, 2014
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Typical Teen or a Teen in Trouble?

  • August 20, 2014
  • Parenting Hub
By Janine Shamos Teenagers have their good days and their bad ones. But every so...

Busting The Myths About Teen Suicide

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Parenting In The Information Age

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There’s no doubt that parenting is not an easy job. It requires enormous dedication, self-sacrifice,...

Does Your Daughter's Social Media Profile Reflect Who She Really…

  • August 7, 2014
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The other day I read an excellent blog written by a mother of boys addressed...

Bullying and Teen Suicide

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Cutting in Adolescence

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  • Parenting Hub
The following is not meant to invoke fear, though it may, but rather, inform you...

ADHD?

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The Slippery Slope of Girls' Friendships

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Are you raising a brat?

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A Teacher Breaks Through to Tough Teens

  • May 24, 2013
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On a recent episode of my public access television show, I interviewed Mr. Dan Blanchard,...

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