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Parenting

Capturing pictures of your children
My Baby Book SA, 25 Oct 2016

For some great tips from My Baby Book SA to help you capture pictures of your children that you'll treasure for years to come. 1) Choose your timing carefully: Photographing babies and children involves patience and carefully timing. It's generally best to take baby shots after they...

Age appropriate chore charts for kids
ACN and Latitudes.org, 21 Oct 2016

It’s wise to start teaching children to help around the house with assigned chores when they’re young. They can be taught to participate and feel a part of the family effort as young as age two or three. Children take pride in doing chores, and...

How to Talk to a Child About a Parent’s Addiction
David Sack, M.D., 5 Sep 2016

“Dad’s an addict.” “Mom’s going to rehab.” These are not easy conversations to have with a child, even one that has long been aware that there’s a problem. More than 28 million Americans are children of alcoholics, yet addiction isn’t being talked about in most homes...

Raising girls Vs boys
SA Kids - Tania, 31 Aug 2016

  “Accept the children the way we accept trees - with gratitude, because they are a blessing, but do not have expectations or desires. You don’t expect trees to change, you love them as they are.” Isabel Allende The other day...

Parents Can Protect Their Kids at Home and On the Go!
Angela T., 4 Nov 2015

Did you know that there are over 136 million visits by children to the emergency room each year? These aren’t all illness-related crises, either: As many as 40 million of these impromptu appointments are the result of an injury, with millions more occurring from health...

Online safety for children
, 27 Feb 2015

Online safety for children Now that the internet has penetrated just about every aspect of our lives, it can be worrying for the modern parent to know how to monitor their child's internet activity. You'll want them to appreciate the wealth of knowledge online, but...

Responsible Gambling - How Online Casinos Are Protecting you and your children
Black Diamond Casino, 13 Aug 2014

Are you afraid of the online gambling world and how it could affect you or your child? The fear of your child getting hold of your credit card and using it to gamble online is one that many parents share. Over the last few years the...

How to Handle Your Child's Temper Tantrum
, 4 Feb 2014

How to Handle Your Child's Temper Tantrum ~ http://www.wikihow.com/Handle-Your-Child's-Temper-Tantrum Edited by Dorothy Bell, Maria Thompson, Travis Derouin, Josh Hannah and 59 others The only people who find temper tantrums amusing are a child's grandparents—because it’s finally payback time as they watch their grown children struggle helplessly with...

Six tips for choosing the best dictionary for your child
Megan Hall , 21 Jan 2014

Megan Hall has been publishing dictionaries for Oxford University Press Southern Africa since 2003. In her private capacity, she won the Ingrid Jonker Prize for Poetry in 2008. Everybody knows that a dictionary is essential at school – and the new CAPS curriculum requires learners to...

Bullying
unknown, 9 Jan 2014

A teacher in New York was teaching her class about bullying and gave them the following exercise to perform. She had the children take a piece of paper and told them to crumple it up, stamp on it and really mess it up but do...

Is Your Daughter Ready for Her Own Cell Phone?
Andy Clark, 22 Oct 2013

Does a 12-year-old need a cell phone? How young is too young for this privilege? In a 2010 survey of Cape Town school children ages 13-18, 93 percent had a mobile device. Mobile phone use in Africa has greatly increased the past 12 years, from...

Sex Talk With Our Kids Should Start Right After Potty Training
Adriana Velez , 22 Oct 2013

I found out about sex on the school bus. I was about eight or nine years old, when my friend told me. "Did you know? Men stick their thingies inside ladies' privates -- for fun?!?" Naturally I was horrified. "EWW! Why? Grownups are so weird!"...

Inspire Your Kids and Watch Their Ways.
Brian Knight, 19 Sep 2013

I'm always thinking of my girl. I lay awake at night wondering how she'll grow up, what sort of things she'll see, hear, start to believe and take as gospel. How will I play an influence in her growth? It's a question for every parent...

Parenting
Melanie Hartgill, 13 Aug 2012

Parenting is essentially the rearing of a child or children, involving the care, love and guidance given by a parent. It is a complex activity that involves a number of different behaviours and actions that work alone and with one another to influence a child’s...

Healing Miracle for burns
, 5 Sep 2011

A young man sprinkling his lawn and bushes with pesticides wanted to check the contents of the barrel to see how much pesticide remained in it.  He raised the cover and lit his lighter; the vapors inflamed and engulfed him.  He jumped from his truck,...

Why does my toddler hit or bite?
By Dr. Rob, 27 May 2011

If your toddler is between the ages of 1 and 2, chances are you’ve asked yourself this question. This is one of the most common questions I get asked at well-child visits for children between the ages of one and two. Some parents tell me...

The Magic of Music
Loren Stow, 7 Oct 2010

Music is so intrinsic in our lives, and has been for centuries. No one can deny the power that music has to elicit emotions and affect our mood. Music is an art form that has no other use except as a means of self-expression and self-actualisation. But...

In & Out with Spirit
Colette Van Heerden, 26 Apr 2010

    “In & Out with Spirit" e-Book: Spirit in Pregnancy & Birth www.star-channel.net    Do you know how to ignite your intuitive flame for powerful parenting? Would you like to have angels present at the birth of your baby? Have you ever wondered about the creation of a new...

The con of Controlled Crying
Pinky McKay, 13 Apr 2010

When controlled crying ("graduated extinction") was first advocated around twenty years ago, it was recommended for infants over six months old, not newborns. While there are still professionals who feel comfortable with variations of controlled crying for older babies, many of these people would see...

How to wean baby off the breast
Dulcinea Norton-Smith, 21 Mar 2010

For those lucky enough to be able to breastfeed there will come a time when you want to stop. Whether that is after 1 week or after the World Health Organisation recommendation of 6 months the steps remain the same. Here is some Foodie Mama...

Getting baby to accept a bottle
Dr Sears, 21 Mar 2010

"What if my baby won't take a bottle?" It should come as no surprise that babies can be very opinionated about where their milk is coming from. A bottle and an artificial nipple are not the same as a breast, even if the bottle is offered...

Natural Home Remedies
Coral-Leigh - with the help of Google, 3 Dec 2009

IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THAT FOR ANY SEVERE INJURIES, BURNS ETC YOU MUST TAKE YOUR CHILD TO THE DOCTOR! ALSO IF AILMENTS PERSIST OR THEY APPEAR TO HAVE A REACTION TO ANY OF THE ESSENTIAL OILS.   Natural Home Remedies for Babies and Children   Accidents and Injuries ·        ...

Mom, Where Do Babies Come From?
Ken du Pisanie, 25 Aug 2009

What every mother needs to know when her child asks, "Mom, Where Do Babies Come From?" Download the slideshow here

Ways to Help Your Child Focus and Pay Attention
Lara Honos-Webb, PhD, 29 Jul 2009

Your child is already paying attention. The question is what are they paying attention to? Children who have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder often fail to pay attention to what they are supposed to be paying attention to -- the teacher in the...

Minding Your Child's Readiness for Manners
Today’s Parent, 9 Feb 2009

Children will master manners at slightly different ages, depending on their temperament and their developmental growth. The following guidelines will help you keep your expectations in line with your child's abilities. By age three or four a child should be able to: ·         say "please" and...

Stay-at-home Moms Can Maintain Their Self Identity
James Krehbiel, 28 Nov 2006

Many mothers who are stay-at-home parents lose their sense of self in the process of care taking for their children. A woman’s natural instinct to “protect her flock” may come into direct conflict with developing a strong self-identity.Often, mother’s “lose themselves” by giving their power away in relationships, particularly with...

Five Strategies Stay-At-Home Moms Can Use To Decrease Stress
Chris Le Roy, 28 Nov 2006

All around the globe, whether you are in the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Canada or the United States, the role that Stay-At-Home moms play is well under valued and often even their own partners do not recognise the stress they come under in running a household. However,...

The Seven Worst Things to Say to Your Kids During a Divorce
Chick Moorman, 28 Nov 2006

When you said the words, "I do," on your wedding day, the idea of divorce probably never entered your mind. Nor was it even a fleeting thought when you witnessed the birth of your first child. Chances are it never occurred to you at those times that one...

Parenting Your Teenager: 6 Tips for Effective Discipline and Consequences
Jeff Herring, 28 Nov 2006

A parent writes in, ``We are having a hard time in our family deciding on appropriate punishments when our teen-ager breaks family rules. We can't tell if we are too strict or too lenient. What can we do?''This seems to be a place where many parents get stuck. Questions...