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Tips To Teaching Your Kids Good Money Habits

Kids money habits

It’s back to school for millions of South African learners. But one of the biggest lessons they need to succeed in life – how to be smart with money – is taught at home, and the best time to start teaching kids good money habits is right now. In fact, …

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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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Traveling With Children – 10 Tips For Parents

Mom packing for trip

Planning any trip is not easy, especially if it is an overseas trip. It takes a lot of preparation, time and money, and you can only imagine the added stress when your kids are involved. But fear not, this article will tell you everything you need to know about traveling …

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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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How To Raise A Healthy Child

Happy healthy child

“How do I raise healthy kids in 2022?” This question bothers millions of parents in the country as American children don’t seem as healthy as we imagine. Surveys indicate that half of the children in the country don’t have a healthy diet plan, even though they drink fewer soda cans …

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6 Fun Practical Gifts For Kids

Child opening gift

If you are looking for an amazing gift for your child consider looking at practical gifts for kids. Children love toys, which are usually the top item on the list when we want to spoil our kids for their birthdays, special holidays, or simply a reward for good behaviour. But …

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How to Teach Your Child Compassion And Tolerance

Diverse children

Tolerance and compassion are essential values you should instill in your child at a young age. When you emphasize the importance of these principles from the start, they are more likely to mature into adults who are open-minded, respectful of others, and able to socialize and work well with people …

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7 Best Apps For Kids 2022

Kids using apps

In the sea of never-ending apps popping up in the app store every day, what are some of the best apps you can give to your kids to use?  Luckily, you do not have to worry about market saturation and endless apps. We have all of that covered and we …

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Why Children’s Gaming Does Have Benefits

Boy gaming

The warnings about letting your children become video and digital gamers can be overwhelming.  The list of risks is a litany of parental fears – addiction, social withdrawal and isolation; stunting in the development of empathy and numbness in the face of violence; disinterest in healthy enjoyments such as playing …

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Minions: The Rise Of Gru

The Rise Of Gru

Long before he becomes the master of evil, Gru (Oscar® nominee Steve Carell) is just a 12-year-old boy in 1970s suburbia, plotting to take over the world from his basement. It’s not going particularly well. When Gru crosses paths with the Minions, including Kevin, Stuart, Bob, and Otto—a new Minion sporting …

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Top Tips for Encouraging Independent Play

Child playing alone

Independent play is when children play by themselves. It is an important way for your child to learn, gain independence and explore the world around them. Here’s what parents need to know about independent play. What’s So Important About Independent Play? We often wish that our kids would play on …

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6 Ways To Nurture Your Kid’s Mental Health

Positive kids

Some children seem to be born with healthy self-esteem while others need a bit of encouragement. Your child’s emotional well-being directly influences their physical health. A strong sense of self can help your child to be more resilient emotionally when he encounters obstacles along the way, or when things don’t …

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Help Your Child Bounce Back From Winter Colds

Winter colds

While science has taught us never to underestimate the power of germs, sometimes these microscopic critters are simply too crafty, even for the most stringent germ detective. Is Winter To Blame For Childhood Colds? Welcome to winter – the season of snuggles, bear hugs, hot chocolate, colds, and flu! Of …

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Your Children’s Lunchboxes Made Easy And Healthy

Eating lunch at school

A healthy lunchbox with the right foods is crucial for children to have energy to play, concentrate and learn all day. From around the age of three, children start being vocal about their food preferences. Unfortunately, what they want to eat is not always nutritious, which makes a healthy lunchbox …

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4 Best Online Games For Kids At Plays.org

Playing Online Games

The best online games for kids will be ones that your kids enjoy, as well as teach them something along the way. While it’s true that screen time must be closely monitored and too much screen time is not good for kids, there are many amazing benefits of playing online …

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Critical Thinking – How It Helps Children In Future

Child thinking critical

Critical thinking is one of the essential life skills parents can teach their young children. It helps them analyze situations in the best possible way and equips them with problem-solving skills. But, what really is critical thinking? Critical thinking is a process by which young children can learn how to …

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