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 share, who to tag and how to display their interests...

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 perfectly capable of supporting our child through the biggest trial...

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...

The Discipline Issue...

  • October 11, 2018
  • Mia Von Scha
Even though 6 months have passed since our courts made it illegal to spank your...

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...

Should toddlers be exposed to technology?

  • September 25, 2018
  • CAMI
By Anne-Marie Reed Watching your two-year-old princess swiping effortlessly through the apps on your iPad...

‘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...

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...

Characteristics of a good camp counselor

  • January 18, 2018
  • Sugar Bay
Whether you want to work as a camp counselor, or you are a parent searching...

Children get stressed too!

  • January 18, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
It’s a new school year! It’s exam time! Both of these occurrences during your child’s...

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,...

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