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How to Create the Perfect Bedroom for Your Kids
Francesca Sassii, 5 Jun 2018

Children’s bedrooms should be a place of joy during the day and rest at night. A major part of that is being able to keep the room de-cluttered so that they can play and have fun, and tidy enough for it to be relaxing at...

Play-Doh, continues to offer exciting play and learn opportunities
Play-Doh, 16 Aug 2017

  Open a can of imagination with Play-Doh   The popular Play-Doh brand has evolved over the years to enhance the ever-changing play styles of children by providing imaginative and open-ended play experiences.    These play experiences allow for essential development and learning opportunities such as:   1.Enhances fine...

The Cab Ride I’ll Never Forget
Kent Nerburn, 20 Jul 2016

There was a time in my life twenty years ago when I was driving a cab for a living. It was a cowboy’s life, a gambler’s life, a life for someone who wanted no boss, constant movement and the thrill of a dice roll every...

7 Ways to Stay Strong When Everything Goes Wrong
Marc and Angel Hack Life, 26 May 2016

Angel and I have dealt with our fair share of adversity over the years too – losing loved ones to illness, financial and business turmoil, etc. – and we’ve written a lot about it. But today, in light of Kevin’s email and a dozen other...

The National Children and Violence Trust spreads hope in 2016
NCVT , 1 Mar 2016

The National Children and Violence Trust (NCVT) aims to spread hope this year by extending its social workers’ hours and uplifting vulnerable communities in Gauteng in need of support. NCVT operates in areas subject to high incidences of violence and trauma such as: Diepsloot, Loss...

Sommer lekker om Afrikaans te wees.
Annie Erickson, 13 Jan 2015

I know this has nothing to do with Parenting but as a Afrikaans speaking South African I felt I just had to share it... Sommer lekker om Afrikaans te wees. Lees hierdie observasie soos gesien uit die oog van 'n objektiewe Yankee. A letter from an...

Teach your child about money
Caroline Kayne , 3 Sep 2014

Want your children to develop good money behaviours for life? How does your child acquire knowledge about money, and its effects? It doesn't just happen miraculously, and it is not learnt as a subject in school. When it comes to money, you are your child’s top role...

Unleash the power of white vinegar
, 28 Oct 2013

  Unleash the power of white vinegar―an all-purpose cleaner, brightener, herbicide and more. Just a bit of this multitasker, straight up or mixed with water, can replace many pricier products huddled under your sink. Try these tips to see how vinegar can make your life cheaper...

Kids Birthday Parties
SA Kids on the Go, 18 Mar 2013

Dear Parents, We were asked by a few of our Mommies to write about Birthday Parties and were given a few topics... The first one being the lack of response from parents when an invitation is sent out. It only takes 2 minutes to reply...

Cinnamon and Honey
http://www.benefits-of-honey.com, 5 Feb 2013

Honey is the only food on the planet that will not spoil or rot. What it will do is what some call 'turning to sugar'. In ...reality, honey is always honey. However, when left in a cool dark place for a long time it will"crystallize"...

The 90/10 Principle
Stephen Covey, 24 Aug 2012

Have you read this before? Discover the 90/10 Principle. It will change your life (at least the way you react to situations). What is this principle?   10% of life is made up of what happens to you. 90% of life is decided by how you react. What...

Save the Children
, 7 Aug 2012

South Africa falls 24 places in global ranking of child well-being according to a new report by Save the Children   South Africa, 01 August 2012 – considered one of the strongest economies on the African continent – is making slow progress in ensuring children’s well-being. According...

Kids and Horticulture: Gardening in the Classroom
Carol Gregory , 5 Sep 2011

Many adults have memories of planting a marigold seed in a pot at school and proudly bringing it home to present to their mom, usually around Mother’s Day. There is something exciting about planting a seed, watering it, and watching it grow that just does...

Embrace the Natural Way
Dr Knight , 3 Feb 2011

In explaining the various physiological (how things work in the body) and pathological (how they go wrong) processes that my patients go through and then the different phases of healing (how things come right again and return to normal) I often use the same methods...

Coping with the previous nanny
Marion Smith, 13 Sep 2010

Aupairs almost never overlap, however sometimes families will ask the nanny being replaced to stay on for a limited period to help make the transition smoother. This short period of overlap can either be a great help or an extra source of aggravation, depending on...

The advantages and disadvantages of employing an au pair.
Marion Smith, 23 Jul 2010

If you haven’t quite decided whether or not to employ the services of an Au pair, then this list of advantages will surely help to convince you that there are far more advantages than disadvantages when making this important decision. Advantages:   ·         Undivided attention. The children receive...

Post Natal Depression
wikipedia, 18 Apr 2010

Postpartum depression (PPD), also called postnatal depression, is a form of clinical depression which can affect women, and less frequently men, after childbirth. Studies report prevalence rates among women from 5% to 25%, but methodological differences among the studies make the actual prevalence rate unclear...

Happy-go-plucky
Valia Bruni, 6 Apr 2010

Why emotional intelligence is a life skill that children need to help them prepare for grade 1.   As parents, we strive to raise happy, well-adjusted children who are physically, intellectually and socially ready to take the next step forward. Yet, often the development of emotional...

Sugar and Spice vs. Snips and Snails: Do Girls Develop More Quickly than Boys?
Circle Of Moms, 6 Apr 2010

Part I in a series exploring gender differences in child development It happens everyday in your neighborhood playground: a friendly question posed by one parent to another (My, she’s a good walker. How old is she?) quickly leads to unsolicited reassurances: Oh, well he is a...

Biting Children
IN~ Compassed: Directive Conscious Parenting, 22 Feb 2010

I recently received a phone call from my son’s preschool teacher saying that he had been the unfortunate “victim” of a biting child. On asking her for further details on what had happened, I knew all well that the boys in question were barely three...

Tackle Tummy Trouble with Rooibos Tea
The South African Rooibos Council, 11 Dec 2009

  South African mothers have been using Rooibos tea to help soothe their babies’ colic and stomach cramps for generations. Now, international research has shown that Rooibos tea can be used to assist people of all ages in the treatment of gastrointestinal problems such as diarrhea...

CHRISTMAS LUNCH by Mom
Little Cooks Club , 15 Oct 2009

A MOM’S ROLE IN TRADITION   After chatting too many moms this term I have come to realise that moms just aren’t cooking anymore – hence who will the children learn from.  Yes, we have Woolworths pre-made and domestics to cook but Tradition comes from a mother. Holidays...

SA sports stars encourage kids to get moving
Kellogg’s®, 12 Sep 2009

50-HOUR SPORTS CHALLENGE TACKLES CHILDHOOD OBESITY SA sports stars encourage kids to get moving   The fourth annual Kellogg’s® Health of the Nation 50-hour sports challenge kicks off in Cape Town in September, with the Johannesburg event coinciding with National Nutrition Week in October. National sports stars and...

Bad Behaviour: Parents are the Problem, not TV
africapractice, 5 Aug 2009

For years television has been the convenient scapegoat, blamed for its negative impact upon children’s physical, mental and emotional development. However, the reality is not quite that simple.     According to psychologist, Shelley Hall, parents should not be too quick to cast the blame all on...

Tips for Mompreneurs
Baba Indaba , 29 Jul 2009

A recession is a great time for Mompreneurs to rise up and take control of their business opportunities and finances as the marketplace is welcoming of innovative ideas and products. The SABC Education Baba Indaba firmly believes in helping small businesses develop, and as such...

Children's Furniture and Accessories
Lily Morgan , 29 Jul 2009

It's frustrating to spend hard-earned income on a toy or accessory for your child's room and watch it fall from favor in less than a week. In the stores, you may have thought a particular lamp or chair would have been great for your child,...

In light of the global fight against HIV/ Aids
Dave Briggs (author), 24 Mar 2009

In light of the global fight against  HIV/ Aids:   We talk about Aids and poverty, we talk about absenteeism in the work place and how it effects our business, we are even admitting failure by saying Aids has become more visible in people over the age...

Chore Charts Let Kids Track Goals in a Fun, Visual Way
Kevin Savetz , 13 Jan 2009

Getting kids to do their chores doesn't have to be a daily battle. Sometimes a simple chore chart is all that's needed to hold children accountable without a power struggle. Families can choose to use chore charts alone or in conjunction with a reward system...

Backyard Play Set
Lavern Gingerich, 27 Nov 2008

Have you ever tried to research outdoor swingsets, comparing all the prices, designs, and options on the market? A single search in Google reveals dozens of different brands, styles, and types of backyard play sets. After half an hour of researching, you'll probably think there's...

Holiday / Summer camps to have fun
Jeffrey Carter , 17 Nov 2008

Parents send their children to summer camps to have fun, to experience new activities, and maybe to see a different part of the country, but there are also some incredibly important, and lasting, benefits that campers enjoy. What can parents expect their children to gain...

TEDDY BEAR's
Victor Epand, 29 May 2008

There can be no doubt at all of the importance to almost every child of teddy bears. Whether it is actually a bear, or some other creature, real or imaginary, every child needs some sort of private confidant that they know will always be there...

Stick Guns And Small Boys
Victor Epand, 20 May 2008

When I was a little boy I used to play with a whole range of toy guns. Some had caps, which made a satisfying 'crack' as they exploded, whilst others were no more than a couple of twigs tied together with a bit of string...

Pocket Money – creating Prosperity Consciousness . . .
Linda Smith, 3 Mar 2008

Pocket Money – creating Prosperity Consciousness . . .     Before you start giving your children pocket money, it is essential to start to talk about money with them, from a young age.  In these conversations, there is the opportunity to create a positive experience for...

Gifts From the Heart
Michael Josephson , 23 Nov 2007

 According to legend, a young man while roaming the desert came across a spring of delicious crystal-clear water. The water was so sweet he filled his leather canteen so he could bring some back to a tribal elder who had been his teacher. After a...

Tips for buying toys for kids
, 1 Nov 2007

Playtime is one of the most fundamental parts of childhood development. Children play in a variety of ways with a number of different toys. Each activity has a different affect on development. Toys and other objects are important extensions of a young child. Children have played...

DIVORCE ADJUSTMENT SUPPORT for PARENTS & LEARNERS
Mandy Young , 11 Mar 2007

Meaningful relationships between parents & children, and between partners, are often difficult to accomplish with today’s lifestyles and values.  Three out of five marriages end in divorce and up to 75% of second marriages go the same way.  The consequence is a life transition that...

School sucks
Claire Toi, 26 Jan 2007

School refusal is stressful for children, their families and school staff.  It can have both short- and long-term effects on a child’s social, emotional and cognitive development.  Refusing to go to school is often associated with anxiety or depression, but as there are often physical...