Parenting & Family

Benefits Of Card And Number-play For Kids

Kids playing cards

It would be challenging, if not entirely impossible to find someone that has never played a card-game.  Card playing appears to be one of the oldest and most traditional pastime activities for all ages. They have not only proven to improve motor and cognitive skills in children, but also encourage …

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Peachy Tips For Easy, Healthy Lunchboxes

Peachy lunchbox

Getting back into the school routine doesn’t have to be painful.  With some basic planning and organising habits, you can beat the weekday morning blues and get the kids off to school with a smile and a wave.  If you do just one thing this year to make the kid’s …

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A Safety Guide To Giving Your Child A First Phone

Child's first phone

Getting a first smartphone has become the major milestone of modern childhood, and many families are starting off the year with a new connected user in their midst.  Children are getting phones younger than ever, and parents need to be well-prepared.  Much like a teen getting their first car, the …

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Best Tips For A Smooth Shift To E-learning

Online class

The current COVID-19 pandemic has brought the entire world into conflict. Educators and academic institutions are taking learning to the digital realm due to this uncertainty and speculation surrounding COVID-19. The transition to virtual classrooms is causing concern among students and educators alike. Adapting to the digital domain will take …

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Can You Sterilize Baby Bottles With Bleach?

Baby drinking bottle

Sterilizing baby bottles is an additional step in cleaning that helps with eradicating excess germs that still remains after washing. It is imperative to keep your baby’s bottles clean to keep their still developing immune system working as it should and healthy. It is advised to sterilize baby bottles until …

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Helping Your Child With Test Anxiety

Children Writing Test

As learners across the country prepare for and write their last Grade assessments of the year, there are a lot of parents who are dealing with children overwhelmed with high levels of anxiety.  Test anxiety is a real thing, and because the traditional South African assessment approach is to have …

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Why You Should Take Photos Of Your Kids

Photo Of Child

Taking pictures of your children can be highly beneficial for all involved. I’d like to discuss why we snap pictures and how doing so briefly might impact not just our own lives but also our kids’ lives. No doubt, it’s crucial to enjoy moments genuinely and not constantly stress about …

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Irlen Syndrome Symptoms In Children: Causes And Treatment

Child struggling to learn

Irlen Syndrome is also called Meares-Irlen Syndrome, visual stress, and scotopic sensitivity syndrome and is not an optical issue. Irlen syndrome is a scotopic sensitivity syndrome which affects the brain’s ability to process visual material. The syndrome tends to run in families and is not presently identified by systematised psychological,  …

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What Parents Need To Know About Cyberbullying

Teen girl online

Cyberbullying is one of the online threats that parents dread the most.  It’s covert and insidious, sometimes tricky to put your finger on, and hard to stop.  It’s also frighteningly common and widespread, affecting children from around 10 to 18 years. Unchecked, cyberbullying can have serious consequences. Apart from the …

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