Leading advice from Toptots

Teaching a toddler how to cut

  • February 28, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
We are often asked by moms in our classes – “When do I start to teach my toddler to cut?”   Followed by: “How do...

How does a baby’s grasp develop?

  • February 20, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
Newborns keep their little hands in a tight fist most of the time when they are alert, opening them when asleep. They have a reflex...

Why should I discipline my toddler?

  • February 13, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
Discipline is essential to the normal, healthy development of any child. Here are a few...

Will my child be left or right dominant?

  • February 1, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
Many years ago, people believed that it was important for all children to be right...

Why is it important to be a good role model?

  • January 29, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
As parents, we have been handed a truly remarkable creation with no instruction manual! As...

Group Games

  • January 22, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
Group activities are a great way of stimulating appropriate social skills. They provide opportunities for...

Why does Toptots have a parachute programme?

  • January 7, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
Many parents wonder why we persist with parachute activities in our classes when some children...

Be water wise to ensure the safety of our children

  • December 17, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
It’s summer and we all love to splash around in water to cool down.  However...

Playing Smart

  • December 14, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
From the moment they can see, feel, smell and hear, your baby is learning.  What...

How does a child develop coordination?

  • December 13, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Eye-hand coordination refers to the coordinated movement of the eyes and the hands and fingers...

Routines - are they really necessary?

  • December 11, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
We know that having a routine is important for children in their early developmental years,...

How to encourage crawling

  • December 5, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Crawling is an important milestone in your child’s development. Here are some suggestions to help...

When your toddler’s language takes its time to develop

  • November 29, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
As parents we spend the first year worrying about our children becoming actively mobile and...

Why is music important to the development of children?

  • November 27, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Music in its basic form – rhythm and melody – stimulates brain activity (the release...

Me do it !

  • November 16, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Me do it! A popular cry from most two to three year olds. Sound familiar? ...

When can I go and play, Mommy?

  • November 13, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Play is the single most important activity in a child’s day. Children achieve 90% of...

When I have to go back to work

  • November 9, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
You know the day is coming.  You think about it every spare moment. You dread...

Why do I need to stimulate my baby from a…

  • November 8, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Parents to be, have the unique opportunity to create a better brain for their unborn...

The negative affects of pulling a child up by his…

  • October 16, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Picture walking along with your toddler – he stumbles and your first reaction is to...

Playdate Rules

  • October 9, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Put more than one toddler in a room with toys and it’s a recipe for...

Sensory Diet

  • October 4, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
As a parent you are very aware of giving your toddler a balanced diet.  Five...

Making sense of the world

  • October 2, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
A toddler’s day to day job is to play and not to be learning the...

Antisocial behaviour in toddlers

  • September 26, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Parent often have concerns about their toddlers socialising or rather not socialising with other toddlers....

Toddler tantrums

  • September 21, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
We have all seen children having tantrums at some stage. If you have a toddler...

Carseat battles

  • September 14, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Many children fuss when placed into a car seat. If you had just found your...

Being flexible and regulating emotions

  • September 13, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
The world we live in is fast-paced and unpredictable. We are exposed to constant changes,...

Brushing those teeth

  • September 5, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Do you have problems with brushing your little ones teeth? Most of them do at...

These shoes were meant for walking

  • August 31, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Are they really? The best shoes for your toddler are no shoes at all! You...

Why puzzles are important for stimulating young minds

  • August 31, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
There is nothing new about the fact that children love doing puzzles. In most shapes...

Barney says sharing is caring

  • August 28, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Just because a purple dinosaur says so doesn’t mean it’s going to happen no matter...

My toddler has a short attention span - is he…

  • August 6, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Toddlers typically have a very short attention span. Time means nothing and a few minutes...

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...

Tactile Defensiveness

  • May 2, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Ben’s* mom describes her child as “temperamental and anxious”. “He doesn’t like to go anywhere...

The Importance of tummy time

  • March 2, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Why is tummy time important? For strengthening the back muscles to assist later on with...

Why is a baby’s sense of touch so important?

  • November 15, 2017
  • Toptots Head Office
The tactile system (or sense of touch) is one of the earliest to develop, and is also...
The latest news to help you with your toddler

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 not always easy or simple teaching our children the things...

Positive discipline

  • April 22, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
When talking about discipline in schools, modern trends use buzz-words such as “Positive discipline”; “Values-based education” and “Character guides rather than codes of conduct”. The...

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...

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...

How to handle angry feelings

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

Teaching a toddler how to cut

  • February 28, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
We are often asked by moms in our classes – “When do I start to...

How does a baby’s grasp develop?

  • February 20, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
Newborns keep their little hands in a tight fist most of the time when they...

FROM PLAYSCHOOL TO BIG SCHOOL: HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD…

  • February 15, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Moving from pre-school into a formal schooling environment is a big step not only for...

Why should I discipline my toddler?

  • February 13, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
Discipline is essential to the normal, healthy development of any child. Here are a few...

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...

TODDLER APPROPRIATE CHORES – IT BULIDS CONFIDENCE

  • February 6, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
When we are born, each of us is entirely reliant on others and therefore we...

Will my child be left or right dominant?

  • February 1, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
Many years ago, people believed that it was important for all children to be right...

Why is it important to be a good role model?

  • January 29, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
As parents, we have been handed a truly remarkable creation with no instruction manual! As...

Group Games

  • January 22, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
Group activities are a great way of stimulating appropriate social skills. They provide opportunities for...

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...

‘Oh Shit!’

  • January 8, 2019
  • Things to do with kids
The day I had been dreading has finally arrived: the day my potty mouth has...

Why does Toptots have a parachute programme?

  • January 7, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
Many parents wonder why we persist with parachute activities in our classes when some children...

Is my child talking the talk?

  • December 18, 2018
  • Speech and Audio Inc
Learning to communicate effectively is a complicated process, involving multiple skills that develop concurrently. A...

Be water wise to ensure the safety of our children

  • December 17, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
It’s summer and we all love to splash around in water to cool down.  However...

Playing Smart

  • December 14, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
From the moment they can see, feel, smell and hear, your baby is learning.  What...

How does a child develop coordination?

  • December 13, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Eye-hand coordination refers to the coordinated movement of the eyes and the hands and fingers...

Routines - are they really necessary?

  • December 11, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
We know that having a routine is important for children in their early developmental years,...

How to encourage crawling

  • December 5, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Crawling is an important milestone in your child’s development. Here are some suggestions to help...

12345...maths for your toddler!

  • November 30, 2018
  • Clamber Club
If you always thought that mathematics only revolved around numbers, think again! “There is a...

When your toddler’s language takes its time to develop

  • November 29, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
As parents we spend the first year worrying about our children becoming actively mobile and...

Why is music important to the development of children?

  • November 27, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Music in its basic form – rhythm and melody – stimulates brain activity (the release...

Making Your Home Toddler-Proof

  • November 22, 2018
  • Ali Samuels
In South Africa, a child is most likely to injure themselves at home - far more so...

Me do it !

  • November 16, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Me do it! A popular cry from most two to three year olds. Sound familiar? ...

How to assist your child in developing their language of…

  • November 14, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Mom is strolling around the supermarket with a six-month-old infant in the baby seat. Not...

When can I go and play, Mommy?

  • November 13, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Play is the single most important activity in a child’s day. Children achieve 90% of...

When I have to go back to work

  • November 9, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
You know the day is coming.  You think about it every spare moment. You dread...

Why do I need to stimulate my baby from a…

  • November 8, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Parents to be, have the unique opportunity to create a better brain for their unborn...

Disney Grow With Me Musical Walker

  • November 5, 2018
  • Prima Baby
Disney Baby, world-renowned leaders in child care products, have released a revolutionary new developmental item...

Top tips for Summer outdoor fun with your little one

  • November 1, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Summer has officially arrived in South Africa. With the heat, we all need a reminder...

How to raise a multilingual child

  • October 25, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
By Hilton Scott, Principal of Trinityhouse Preparatory Randpark Ridge The benefits of raising a multilingual...

Lalaboom - 5 in 1 educational beads range

  • October 25, 2018
  • Prima Baby
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication".  Lalaboom has achieved this famous quote by bringing numerous basic...

Green and Red Lights on the Road of Raising Siblings

  • October 23, 2018
  • Munchkins
Few things in life are equally as delightful as they are demanding. Having – and...

Assorted Dou dou

  • October 22, 2018
  • Prima Baby
A dou dou cloth is one of the essential baby items. Nattou Lapidou dou dou’s...

Food's influence on childhood behaviour and learning

  • October 19, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Worldwide, allergies are on the rise, and in South Africa a staggering 40% of sufferers...

Capriccio! Arts Powered Preparatory – A creative learning solution for…

  • October 19, 2018
  • Capriccio! Arts Powered Pre-School
Preparing to take the next steps in your little one’s learning journey can be extremely...

The negative affects of pulling a child up by his…

  • October 16, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Picture walking along with your toddler – he stumbles and your first reaction is to...

Octopus Plush

  • October 15, 2018
  • Prima Baby
Nattou cuddly toys are famous for being one of the world’s best plush manufacturers.  The...

Playdate Rules

  • October 9, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Put more than one toddler in a room with toys and it’s a recipe for...

Plush Musicals

  • October 8, 2018
  • Prima Baby
Nattou cuddly toys are famous for being one of the world’s best plush manufacturers.  The...

Toddlers, technology and learning language

  • October 8, 2018
  • Clamber Club
Today, technology is part of our everyday lives – a telephone call, a quick SMS...

Sensory Diet

  • October 4, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
As a parent you are very aware of giving your toddler a balanced diet.  Five...

Making sense of the world

  • October 2, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
A toddler’s day to day job is to play and not to be learning the...

Cuddly Plush

  • October 1, 2018
  • Prima Baby
Nattou cuddly toys are famous for being one of the world’s best plush manufacturers.  The...

Dissecting Dyspraxia

  • September 27, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
By Linda Langefeld, Grade 4 Teacher at The Bridge Assisted Learning School  Dyspraxia is a...

Antisocial behaviour in toddlers

  • September 26, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Parent often have concerns about their toddlers socialising or rather not socialising with other toddlers....

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...

Toddler tantrums

  • September 21, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
We have all seen children having tantrums at some stage. If you have a toddler...

Why We Should Replace Time-Outs With Time-Ins

  • September 20, 2018
  • Mia Von Scha
I realize that parents are frustrated with a lack of options with regards to disciplining...

Carseat battles

  • September 14, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Many children fuss when placed into a car seat. If you had just found your...

Being flexible and regulating emotions

  • September 13, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
The world we live in is fast-paced and unpredictable. We are exposed to constant changes,...

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...

Brushing those teeth

  • September 5, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Do you have problems with brushing your little ones teeth? Most of them do at...

What is the correct age to give a child a…

  • September 4, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Larian Botha, Teacher and Parent – Southdowns College  The modern-day child is being thrust into...

These shoes were meant for walking

  • August 31, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Are they really? The best shoes for your toddler are no shoes at all! You...

Why puzzles are important for stimulating young minds

  • August 31, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
There is nothing new about the fact that children love doing puzzles. In most shapes...

Barney says sharing is caring

  • August 28, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Just because a purple dinosaur says so doesn’t mean it’s going to happen no matter...

Calming sensory activities for the classroom

  • August 28, 2018
  • Capriccio! Arts Powered Pre-School
What are the benefits of sensory play? Sensory activities engage a little one’s senses and...

Cosatto Zoomi

  • August 22, 2018
  • Prima Baby
Cosatto has been saving the world from boring baby stuff with the coolest designs, funkiest...

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...

Foppapedretti Dinamyk

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

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,...

My toddler has a short attention span - is he…

  • August 6, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Toddlers typically have a very short attention span. Time means nothing and a few minutes...

Foppapedretti Babyroad 9-36

  • August 3, 2018
  • Prima Baby
Foppapedretti is one of Europe’s leading baby travel brands, having creatively and technically mastered the...

10 Tips For Raising Creative Kids...

  • July 13, 2018
  • Mia Von Scha
The word out of Silicone Valley is that none of us should be making goals...

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...

CAM Volare Changing Station

  • July 6, 2018
  • Prima Baby
CAM introduces the new Volare Changing Station – one of the most beautiful necessity items...

Can Sleep Training harm my baby?

  • July 6, 2018
  • Petro Thamm
With the stigma around the cry-it-out method – which is what the majority of parents...

The importance of physical activity in the younger child’s development

  • July 6, 2018
  • Clamber Club
In today’s sedentary modern lifestyle, pre-schoolers, toddlers and even infants are spending far more time...

CAM Smarty Table Chair

  • July 6, 2018
  • Prima Baby
Let baby join in all the fun with the CAM Smarty Table Chair.  A vibrantly...

Winter boredom busters for kids

  • July 6, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Winter school holidays are just around the corner, and with it inevitably comes three weeks...

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...

To Answer or Not To Answer? That Is The Question.

  • July 6, 2018
  • Mia Von Scha
When I first had kids I thought it was important to answer them when they...

A balancing act: Developing your child’s vestibular system

  • July 6, 2018
  • Clamber Club
The vestibular system is found in the inner ear and responds to head movement and...

10 Tips for Cultivating Green Munchkins

  • July 6, 2018
  • Munchkins
Home is where the ‘hearth’ is Global temperatures are on the rise and when it...

Child drowning – a leading cause of childhood death that…

  • July 6, 2018
  • PowerPlastics Pool Covers
Drowning remains one of the top causes of unnatural childhood death in South Africa and...

The Great Eye-Hand Link; The Importance of Eye-Hand Coordination for…

  • July 6, 2018
  • Clamber Club
Eye-hand coordination, also known as hand-eye coordination, refers to the smooth, controlled and coordinated movements...

Chastising Your Child: Parents Take Note

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

The value of sports and exercise

  • July 4, 2018
  • Clamber Club
“Children should be playing and moving outdoors instead of sitting indoors” Says Elzanne Van Der...

CAM Champion Highchair

  • July 3, 2018
  • Prima Baby
Let your little one join in at meal times with the Campion High Chair from...

5 steps to getting a good night’s sleep

  • June 29, 2018
  • Clamber Club
Tips to ensure that baby andyou get a good night’s sleep Many parents must find...

Playful ways to express emotions

  • June 27, 2018
  • Clamber Club
“Emotions are important and can determine the kind of behaviour your child displays,” advises play...

Oops – Baby’s first Travel Collections

  • June 26, 2018
  • Prima Baby
Oops ‘My Sports Bag’ is one of the most popular bags for young toddlers who...

Arts Powered Learning: choosing a pre-school that fosters creative thinking…

  • June 26, 2018
  • Capriccio! Arts Powered Pre-School
Who Are We? Capriccio! Arts Powered Pre-School is a registered Montessori inspired ECD independent school...

Oops Traditional Wooden Toy selection

  • June 22, 2018
  • Prima Baby
Wooden toys always hold a sense of nostalgia about them.  Well crafted, old-fashioned toys that...

4 Important personal hygiene habits to teach your children

  • June 20, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
Personal hygiene is something that can be taught to children when they are very young....

Why is my child not walking?

  • June 20, 2018
  • Clamber Club
Many parents spend the first year of their child’s life focusing on motor milestones, and...

Why play should be a priority in children’s development

  • June 18, 2018
  • Skidz
Play is not just fun but also significant for a child’s development. It is fundamental...

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...

Oops Soft Toys and Rattles

  • June 13, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Oops is one of the world’s more forward-thinking baby development product companies and has been...

Fisher-Price Turtle Shaped Sorter

  • June 13, 2018
  • Prima Baby
Fisher-Price has been a trusted name in child products and toys in America since the...

Fisher-Price Silicone Bibs

  • June 13, 2018
  • Prima Baby
Bibs have long been the babies most worn-and washed accessory for obvious reasons. And throughout...

Disney Baby offers you the perfect feeding solution

  • June 13, 2018
  • Prima Baby
Disney Baby is the proud home of the world’s most beloved mouse Mickey Mouse.  He...

Disney Baby helps your little one develop important skills

  • June 13, 2018
  • Prima Baby
We all know how curious babies can be.  It doesn’t stop as they grow, it...

The Hundred Acre Wood comes to life with Disney Baby

  • June 13, 2018
  • Prima Baby
As long as most parents and even grandparents can recall, Winnie The Pooh and his...

Being a mom… tired is my second name

  • June 13, 2018
  • Prima Baby
Everyone knows that the most beloved children’s franchise in the world is Disney – and...

Positive Potty Training

  • June 8, 2018
  • Clamber Club
Learning to use the toilet is an important milestone for both parent and child.  It’s a big step for...

Veggies for vitality: Get your munchkins to gobble more greens

  • May 16, 2018
  • Munchkins
Diet – probably one of the most dreaded four-letter words in domestic history. The reason...

Fisher-Price Alphabet Blocks

  • May 4, 2018
  • Prima Baby
For decades, and indeed probably centuries, building blocks have always been a part of a...

Tactile Defensiveness

  • May 2, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Ben’s* mom describes her child as “temperamental and anxious”. “He doesn’t like to go anywhere...

Bring meal times to life with JJ’s Animal Snackers: A…

  • May 2, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Stir your child’s imagination, excite their mind and stimulate their sensory ability with JJ’s Animal...

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....

The end of day naps

  • April 11, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
Much to my horror my 3 year old daughter recently declared that she does not...

The angry toddler

  • March 30, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Suddenly I have an angry toddler on my hands. I always thought the Terrible Two’s...

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 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...

How long should my baby be awake for between naps?

  • March 23, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
When my babies were young I was concerned so much how long my baby should...

Fisher Price - The best possible start

  • March 14, 2018
  • Prima Baby
Prima Baby is thrilled to announce we are now proud distributors of the world-famous baby...

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...

6 Tips on how to potty train your autistic child

  • March 6, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
Parenting children with autism can be very difficult because it involves dealing with many problems...

Toddler chores

  • March 5, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
Giving your toddler chores around the house from an early age will make it easier...

What can be done about night terrors

  • March 3, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
Night terrors can be very stressful and frightening. When a child has a night terror...

The Importance of tummy time

  • March 2, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Why is tummy time important? For strengthening the back muscles to assist later on with...

Playing with Purpose

  • February 23, 2018
  • Skidz
Children need to play. Do you ever wonder whether your child plays too much, or...

Words can make or break

  • February 21, 2018
  • Raising Kids Positively
What you say, and how you say it Your words, (and how you say them),...

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...

SA Children more at risk from sunburn at school

  • February 12, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Copious amounts of sunscreen are sold each summer holiday in an effort to protect, in...

5 Tips for coping with a newborn and a toddler

  • February 8, 2018
  • Flourishing Fit Moms
I (Kit) gave birth to my son Noah on the 24th August and at the...

Back to school – here’s how to deal with 1st…

  • February 8, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Dissolve those first term jitters fast and ensure your child is emotionally ready for school...

Lighting Up the Dark Issue

  • January 25, 2018
  • Mia Von Scha
Almost all children become afraid of the dark at some point – usually around the...

Creating a Calming Bedtime Environment for your Toddler


  • January 24, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
By Jolandi Becker – Good Night Consultant Busy toddlers can often eat less and sleep...

Avoiding the Morning Rush

  • January 22, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Written By: Nigel Sloane (Headmaster at Pecanwood College: Preparatory) We have all experienced it before....

Bedtime – How much sleep should your child be getting?

  • January 22, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Written By: Danielle Forsyth (Trinityhouse Heritage Hill, Educational Psychologist) More and more research points towards...

Play is crucial for early child development

  • January 19, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Only 29 percent of South African children have access to safe, child-appropriate play areas in...

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

  • January 18, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Philips Mother and Child Division With peak summer months peaking at early 30˚C or even...

How drawing develops in a toddler

  • January 10, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
There are very definite developmental stages in drawing. Every child is different, however when it...

The importance of play

  • December 20, 2017
  • Helen Hansen
The intelligence of play occurs way beyond the naked eye. The world of ‘pretend’ is...

Help your Child Play (right) to lay the Foundation for…

  • December 15, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Giving their children a head start is something parents want to do. Unfortunately, the way...

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...

Why is a baby’s sense of touch so important?

  • November 15, 2017
  • Toptots Head Office
The tactile system (or sense of touch) is one of the earliest to develop, and is also...

When is the right time to introduce assistive devices for…

  • November 13, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
The first year of life is a time when babies strengthen their muscles and bones....

The importance of outdoor play

  • November 6, 2017
  • Meg Faure
We are very lucky in South Africa with the climate that we have.  Our children...

Self Confidence Activities For Children

  • October 24, 2017
  • Kaboutjie
Ensuring that your child has good self confidence is very important. For your kid to...

5 Parenting Tips For Children With Autism

  • October 20, 2017
  • Kaboutjie
When autism is diagnosed early the long term outcome is almost always better since you...

Why is early childhood education so important?

  • October 19, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
By... Chantelle Anderson - Head Directress and Owner at Montessori Nosipho pre-school As an early childhood educator...

Four qualities important for your child’s self-esteem

  • October 17, 2017
  • Raising Kids Positively
Searching for some easy ways to help your kids feel good about themselves? A practical...

Myth busters: Baby Sleep

  • September 28, 2017
  • Petro Thamm
Keeping your baby up longer at night/between naps will encourage her to fall asleep faster...

Children’s Nightmares and Snoring Can Lead to Headaches

  • September 22, 2017
  • The Headache Clinic
You may want to pay closer attention the next time your child wakes you up...

Letting Go of the Guilt and Enjoying Our Kids

  • September 13, 2017
  • Skidz
As parents, but especially mothers we tend to be so hard on ourselves. We easily...

Bedwetting Myths Debunked by Dr Michael Mol

  • September 11, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Bedwetting is a common occurrence in many South African households. Research has shown that up...

Sensopathic Play – More Valuable Than Parents Realise

  • September 8, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
In a fast-moving digital world, where children are glued to the couch with a handheld...

Loveys, Blankies, Burpies, Teddies….

  • September 7, 2017
  • Petro Thamm
Linus from the "Peanuts" comic strip is infamous for carrying around his security blanket while...

Teaching Your Child How to Save

  • September 6, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
By Thami Cele, Head of Savings & Investments, at Absa Retail and Business Banking To...

Stimulating Language and Listening Skills

  • August 31, 2017
  • Skidz
Language is considered a verbal behaviour which is learned by means of the environment. A...

Technology and Tots

  • August 29, 2017
  • Meg Faure
By Meg Faure Embracing technology is essential in this day and age, and I am certainly...

Crossing The Midline

  • August 28, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
There are many terms that teachers, psychologists and other professionals may use that, at times,...

Your Child’s Hearing

  • August 24, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Hearing is an essential part of development as it enables babies to take in information...

Struggling with a teething baby?

  • August 23, 2017
  • Tanya Fourie
It’s 3 ‘o clock in the morning and your baby just won’t settle down.  She’s...

Mastering the Fear of the Toilet

  • August 21, 2017
  • Mandy Rodrigues
Meet Felix, my three-year, nine-month-old son. He’s potty trained. You don’t know me, so you...

Lower Your Standards

  • July 24, 2017
  • Natalee Holmes
This evening my husband came home and said to me, “Your hair looks lovely!” and...

Reading with your baby

  • July 24, 2017
  • Star-Achievers
Babies can have fun with books long before they know any words, and they’ll also...

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,...

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...

What is sensory integration?

  • July 10, 2017
  • Carla Grobler
Sensory registration Our senses gather information from our surroundings, this is called sensory registration.  This...

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...

Toddler Teeth

  • July 4, 2017
  • Dr Gerald B Kaplan
Teething is a painful experience not only for the young child but certainly for the...

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 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 Avoid Toddler Tantrums

  • June 9, 2017
  • Sharon Atkins
You’ve all seen other toddlers performing, screaming, lying on the floor and causing a scene...

Why sleep is important?

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

Play Is Learning

  • May 30, 2017
  • Mia Von Scha
I’m always touting the importance of allowing your kids time to just be – not...

Potty Talk…

  • May 29, 2017
  • Mia Von Scha
Potty training isn’t the easiest thing to do, but for the most part it runs...

Top 10 Fun Outdoor Games and Activities for Kids

  • May 26, 2017
  • Kaboutjie
A happy kid makes a happy parent. And what a better way to make your...

Toddler Food Battles

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

Help Your Child to Read

  • May 25, 2017
  • Sharon Standsfield
Helping your child learn to read and to love reading is probably the greatest gift...

Childhood Allergies

  • May 24, 2017
  • Lynne Brown
Spring is set to arrive soon and what a wonderful time of the year it...

Anxiety In Children

  • May 22, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Most psychologists and other mental health professionals use The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental...

No Such Thing As A Naughty Child

  • May 18, 2017
  • Mia Von Scha
Naughty children, naughty corners, treats for good behavior, consequences for bad behavior, identifying one child...

Give your Children the Building Blocks they Need to Find…

  • May 16, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
By Marlinie Ramsamy, CEO of FranklinCovey South Africa Our children are growing up in a...

Embracing The Digital Gap

  • May 10, 2017
  • Mia Von Scha
It is human nature to find fascination with things that are off limits. The DO...

How weighted blankets and toys help with sleep, anxiety and…

  • May 5, 2017
  • Clever Me
Weighted blankets and toys are designed to help children and adults with difficulties such as...

Depression in Youth - Spot the Signs

  • May 5, 2017
  • Kim-Young
Ryan G Edmonds A new year can often bring an anti-climax, as people realise that...

Can We Keep It In A Jar?

  • May 3, 2017
  • Bill Corbett
A parent recently sent me this question via email:  “Our preschool daughters caught a lizard...

Toddlers and food

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

Dealing with Your Child’s Power Struggles

  • April 20, 2017
  • Bill Corbett
Power struggles develop every day at work, at the store, and even jockeying for that...

Four Questions to Ask Before You Discipline

  • April 19, 2017
  • Bill Corbett
In my work with parents and teachers on solving behavior challenges with children, I help...

Taming our toddlers...

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

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...

Developmental Milestones - 0 -3 Years

  • April 14, 2017
  • Clever Me
Although we know all children are different and develop at their own pace, parents still...

Children and Sexual Curiosity

  • March 28, 2017
  • Maz -Caffeine and Fairydust
The famous human sexual response researcher, William Masters (1925 – 2001), an American gynaecologist, was...

Finding The Cause Of Misbehaviour

  • March 23, 2017
  • Mia Von Scha
Understanding misbehavior is the first step to both preventing it and dealing with it when...

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,...

A Pragmatic Response to Bullying

  • March 20, 2017
  • Jen Hancock
No parent wants to see their child suffer at the hands of a bully. As...

Calming a Child with Sensory Processing Difficulties

  • March 9, 2017
  • Mia Von Scha
Many people are unaware that there is a difference between a tantrum and a meltdown....

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...

Bonitas Introduces First Dedicated Toddlers Health Advice Line

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

Infant Food Fallacies - “Rice cereal is the best first…

  • February 7, 2017
  • Catherine Barnhoorn
This is an excerpt from the “Unlearn” chapter in my book Mila’s Meals: The Beginning...

Healthy skin tips for your little one

  • December 19, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
Glossy magazines keep us well-informed on keeping adult skin moisturised, cared for and looking beautiful....

Ambidextrous kids - disorder or gift?

  • December 15, 2016
  • Mia Von Scha
I watched a film once where the main character was completely ambidextrous – he could...

Flying with kids? Remember your tablets and rooibos

  • December 14, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
As the December holidays loom, many of us are planning some well-earned family time. Reconnecting...

10 Reasons to homeschool

  • December 8, 2016
  • Impaq
You know someone who knows someone who teaches their children at home and you’ve read...

Children and Technology

  • November 29, 2016
  • Skidz
By Juazel de Villiers (née Pieterse), Clinical Psychologist Technology has become integrated in our daily...

Developing reading skills to help children triumph against dyslexia

  • November 24, 2016
  • Edublox - Reading & Learning Clinic
There were two important educational issues in the local and international spotlight during September and...

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...

Choosing a Preschool

  • November 17, 2016
  • Mia Von Scha
As a first time mom, finding and choosing a school for my daughter was one...

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...

8 Kid-Friendly Yoga Poses for Peaceful Mornings

  • November 9, 2016
  • Hilary Smith
As parents, getting our sons and daughters out the door every morning can be a...

Four Ways We Teach Children – Can you think of…

  • October 31, 2016
  • Bill Corbett
Asking Questions.  Our children are smarter than we give them credit for.  We are so...

ADD/ ADHD And Alternative Treatments

  • October 28, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
Over the past years there have been many debates and controversy discussions around what Attention...

Aggressive Behaviour in Young Children

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

3 Powerful Methods For Handling Challenging Behaviour

  • October 20, 2016
  • Bill Corbett
When I deliver a live parent lecture, I sometimes ask my audience to raise their...

How to Get Kids to NOT Hide Their Mistakes

  • October 17, 2016
  • Bill Corbett
It’s a week night and your 16-year-old is stressing over a test at school the...

Nurture yourself – nurture you child

  • October 7, 2016
  • Helen Hansen
We've heard it a thousand times: “look after yourself first and then you will be...

Look beyond the book

  • October 7, 2016
  • Impaq
We all know why it is important for children to read, and that developing a...

Make a play for new skills

  • October 6, 2016
  • StudyChamp
While robots are most likely do most of the mundane tasks that humans do today,...

Four Classic Reasons a Child Misbehaves

  • October 6, 2016
  • Bill Corbett
I’ve been working with parents and other caregivers for over 20 years, helping them find...

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...

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...

Children and Play

  • September 28, 2016
  • Skidz
It can often seem overwhelming trying to keep up with the many demands in our...

12 steps to choosing the perfect pram for you &…

  • September 19, 2016
  • Aupair Exclusive
What kind of terrain will you be strolling on? For bumpy or twisty roads, or...

Tummy Time

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

Living with Costello Syndrome

  • September 8, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
When Aidan was diagnosed with Costello Syndrome, something instinctively within me knew... this was building...

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...

Advice For Dating With Children

  • July 22, 2016
  • Heather Hansen
You’ve met someone really nice and you’re starting to think he/she may just be the...

Cultivating Confidence

  • July 21, 2016
  • Mia Von Scha
Our kids are living in a very different world to the one we grew up...

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...

Do Your Kids Know How to Express Love and Compassion

  • July 19, 2016
  • Bill Corbett
Here’s an exercise I learned from a 9-year-old girl little girl, my youngest daughter who...

Buckle Up

  • July 18, 2016
  • Mia Von Scha
I’m quite shocked as I drive around town just how many parents have their kids...

Auditory Processing – Another Buzz Word?

  • July 11, 2016
  • Tanya Hanekom
Auditory processing has become quite a buzz word amongst school teachers and therapists recently. And...

Enhance Your Child’s Potential

  • July 11, 2016
  • Lynne Brown
‘Give me a dozen healthy infants and my own specific world to bring them up...

Don’t Kill Your Child’s Creativity for Perfection

  • July 8, 2016
  • Bill Corbett
Have you or anyone you know ever created something strange?  As reported by weirdunivers.net,  Dutch...

Advice on keeping your children safe during winter holidays

  • July 6, 2016
  • ADT Security
Parents and guardians should make sure their children follow basic personal safety rules throughout the...

Dyslexia: Fact or Fiction?

  • July 4, 2016
  • Edublox - Reading & Learning Clinic
Megan struggles to read. She is eight years old and everyone in her class seems...

Let’s play!

  • June 30, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
By Chantel Nortje, BSc Physiotherapy (Hons), UCT Physiotherapist with special interest in paediatrics In today’s...

Make every day fun!

  • June 27, 2016
  • Impaq
It is almost school holidays again, and to prevent your children from complaining that they...

Does it get any easier?

  • June 22, 2016
  • Natalee Holmes
My early morning meeting began today with a rather frazzled mother of three rushing in...

Time for bed!

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

Divorce and children

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

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...

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...

Digital Parenting Challenges

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

Introducing Little Tikes

  • April 25, 2016
  • Prima Toys
Little Tikes is a range of toys for indoor and outdoor play that will entertain...

Why Dads Matter

  • April 14, 2016
  • The Dad Journey
A year after my divorce, my son Luke decided to come and live with me....

A, B, Zzzz

  • April 6, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
Sleep is a basic physiological need – it is crucial for our health because when...

90 Things To Do With Kids

  • April 1, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
Sometimes during school holidays or on the weekends the kids will be looking for fun...

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...

The Importance of Rhyming

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

Counteracting Anxiety in Children

  • March 4, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
“Feel free & live your life” “I’m scared they won’t come back” “Don’t believe everything...

Let them go… Let them go…

  • February 18, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
School started last month and yet your little ones are still clawing to you like...

A Practical Way of Teaching Children about Money

  • February 4, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
Here is an easy-to-manage tool to help your children learn about money?  Each time they...

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...

15 Chores a toddler can do

  • January 6, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
Helping out around the house is a normal part of being in a family. And...

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...

Holiday Guilt

  • November 26, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
Mothers, particularly, are notorious for the amount of guilt they carry around. It starts right...

9 Things You Absolutely Must Know About Little Girls

  • November 20, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
They are show offs My daughter knows just how to turn it on. She knows...

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...

Childhood Obesity: Large solutions needed for large problems

  • November 16, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
The Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa (HSFSA) shines a spotlight on ending childhood obesity....

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...

Food Fun For Fussy Families

  • October 13, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
If you think that everyone is going to love food as much as you, you’re...

A Simple Solution To Sleep

  • October 9, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
If your child is anything like my children, early morning is what it is all...

7 Things Every Child of Divorce Needs

  • September 24, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
PARENTS WHO LISTEN MORE AND SPEAK LESS. A child's emotions, thoughts, and behaviour may be...

The Amazing Sleep Trainer for Young Children

  • September 21, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
Toddlers are inquisitive little people. Their heads are filled with new exciting ideas, their hearts...

Appropriate Boundaries In Parenting

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

4 Things to Help Your Kids to Dream Big

  • September 9, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
I watched my grandparents work every day of their lives, doing what they became good...

Diabetes - Who Will Be There For Your Child When…

  • September 4, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
The one thing that all parents seem to agree on is that children are unique...

All You Need To Know About Co-Sleeping

  • August 3, 2015
  • Meg Faure
Parenting is fraught with tough, controversial decisions. What makes the decisions tough is that there...

Understanding Your Child's Hyperactive Behaviour

  • July 23, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
Jamie has always been an extremely 'hyperactive' child. At only a few months old I knew...

Cetaphil Daylong Kids SPF 50+

  • July 11, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
  As South Africans, we all love our long hot summer days. We know that...

Learning Through Play

  • July 8, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
Research shows that children who actively engage in imaginative play and other sorts of play...

8 Ways To Be A Better Role Model On The…

  • July 7, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
Providing a list of rules to teach your kids about road safety may be useful,...

Safety Tips For All Kinds Of Kids Transport

  • June 30, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
The “have a password” tip was a great one that circled around the internet for...

Down Syndrome Awareness

  • June 19, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
Children with Down syndrome are keen to be social and their interactive communication skills (the...

The Ultimate Balancing Act

  • June 17, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
When it comes to balancing family and career there is no more harassed adult than...

Alternative Therapy For ADD / ADHD?

  • June 10, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
Neurofeedback is a non-invasive learning strategy that works to improve the brains ability to produce...

10 Things To Do With Children Who Don’t Take Disappointment…

  • May 26, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
Eight year old David is playing a board game with his sister. Everything is going...

Chores And Responsibilities- Getting Your Kids To Clean

  • May 20, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
Getting children to do their chores is not about making our lives easier but it...

Why Are Toys And Play Important?

  • May 13, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
Many parents fear that giving toys to their children is spoiling them but it has...

Five Best Markets For Kids

  • May 8, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
Make the most of Summer – Winter is on its way! Visiting local markets is...

One Easy Way to Stop Complaints and Whining

  • April 29, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
It can be incredibly difficult to hear your child complain when you do so much...

Why Is Vocabulary So Important For Reading

  • April 28, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
Vocabulary plays an important part in learning to read. Beginning readers must use the words...

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...

Values, Discipline & Respectful Communication

  • March 19, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
Every child, just like every adult has a set of values, a hierarchy of things...

Crying Through The Ages

  • March 12, 2015
  • Meg Faure
Newborn The newborn baby is typically much calmer and cries less than you would expect....

The Oppositional Defiant Child

  • March 9, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
Child psychologists at Johannesburg’s Sandton Psychology Centre are often consulted by worried parents who are...

Common Toddler Issues

  • February 6, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
Managing toddlers can be a huge effort at times, especially when the parent has to...

Toddler Troubles And Concerns

  • January 28, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
There are a variety of common toddler difficulties that child psychologists at Sandton Psychology Centre...

Emotional Intelligence In Childhood

  • January 26, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
In a nutshell, emotional intelligence is the ability to recognize, understand and control one’s thoughts...

How To Stop Children From Throwing Objects

  • January 19, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
When a young child throws an object, it’s a parent’s reactive response to scold the...

Childhood Overweight And Obesity

  • January 5, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
When it comes to the low down on healthy eating and weight loss, most of...

The Curse Of The Short Nap

  • October 27, 2014
  • Petro Thamm
I honestly do not know why we always tell moms: “Sleep when your baby sleeps”....

ADHD and Diet – is there a link and what…

  • October 13, 2014
  • Parenting Hub
What is ADHD? Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a syndrome diagnosed in many children. The exact...

Interesting Information About Your Infant

  • October 7, 2014
  • Petro Thamm
I was recently in the United States for 10 days to attend a Sleep Sense...

Potty Training Essentials

  • September 16, 2014
  • Mother Nature Products
Is our big boy or girl ready? This challenging question is raised by parents around...

The Words We Use

  • September 11, 2014
  • Munchkins
Once a word leaves your mouth, you cannot chase it back even with the swiftest...

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