Parenting & Family

Unpacking The Cambridge Syllabus

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All parents want to give their children the best start they can. Unfortunately, there are concerns around the standard of education in South Africa particularly amongst parents considering emigration or who hope to send their children abroad for their tertiary education. Many are asking themselves whether their children will receive …

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11 Signs Baby Is Hungry


Babies cry for several different reasons, including when they are hungry. And newborns seem to be hungry all the time. So, how do you know when your baby is crying because he is hungry? It is normal for new parents to become overwhelmed, not knowing what their baby needs. Your …

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5 Lessons To Teach Your Kids

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Once you have kids, you may find you need to modify your behaviour somewhat. Once you have young individuals in the house who watch what you do and say, you are now a role model, whether you like that idea or not. You may have to change some of your …

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The ABCs Of Acing Your 2021 Exams

Studying for exams

As the reality of exam season sets in, it’s crucial to remember that while revision is second nature for some students, , that isn’t the case for everyone. For others, revising a year’s worth of work is a daunting task, often resulting in stress and anxiety. Thankfully, there are ways …

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How Families Can Get Involved With Charity

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One of the most fun, rewarding and productive ways for a family to come together and do something worthwhile is to volunteer for community service projects. It is also an excellent example for children to learn from a young age to support your local community. Here is how families can …

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5 Engaging Pre-Writing Activities for Preschoolers

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The intent behind pre-writing activities is to help a child gain better pencil control and learn letter formation. These activities mainly focus on the foundational competence required for children to write. For example, parents should consider developing their child’s motor skills, grip control, and bilateral coordination before teaching a child …

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Why GenZ And GenAlpha Need To Do School Differently

School is rooted in tradition, and all too often we, as parents, look to nurture our connection with our growing and increasingly independent children through them having a similar educational experience to us.  This might have worked for past generations.  However, the seismic changes in our world accelerated by relentless …

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5 Things Parents Can & Can’t Control

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If you are a parent, you know that there is no one more important in your life than your child. So naturally, you want what’s best for them and will do anything to ensure they have the opportunities they need to succeed in this world. But as parents, we can’t …

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4 Ways to Help Your Child Excel Academically

Excel Academically

In our article on ‘10 Tips on How to Prepare Your Kids for Adulthood’, we discussed how it takes time for teenagers to slowly learn and practice adult life skills, and this should include achieving academic success. This is one thing parents can guide their children in. According to Forbes, grades are …

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