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Parenting Styles

by Administrator on 03-10-2017 01:32PM in Motherhood, Pregnancy & Birth

Parenting Styles Explained

Helicopter Parenting (or Cosseting Parenting)
Attachment Parenting
Baby-Led Parenting
Natural Parenting
Tiger Parenting (or Chinese Parenting)
Free-Range Parenting (or Slow Parenting)
Serenity Parenting
Doing the Best You Can Parenting

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What is School Readiness?

by Editor on 24-05-2017 01:59PM in Parenting Aid

we can not only gauge a child’s readiness for school by his age. The child’s development should be on par with the development of other children of the same age. When we talk about development, we have to look at the different aspects thereof: emotional, social, physical, intellectual and language development. These should all be considered, before deciding if he is ready for Grade 1. We can therefore say that school readiness refers to the child’s total readiness to benefit from formal education. School readiness assessment results are not supposed to be used to discriminate against any learner or to fill classes. The whole reason why we do these assessments is to provide relevant support.

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Creche Syndrome

by Jessica Smit on 12-04-2017 11:31AM in Family Health

This is not a condition you will read about in medical textbooks or medical research magazines and literature. Yet CS is probably the most common chronic condition seen by pediatricians in private practice.

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Keeping Healthy this Winter

by Jessica Smit on 11-04-2017 10:00AM in Family Health

With winter on its way, NRF Health supplements are a sure way to help build up the family’s immunity and help fight colds and flu. These supplements should also be taken as an ongoing, good health maintenance program all year round.

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Teaching (Mandarin) Chinese at South African schools

by Editor on 17-11-2016 12:37PM in Parenting Aid

By far one of the most common questions we get asked when people find out our children are learning (Mandarin) Chinese at preschool, is ‘why?’ It seems to be one of the many polarizing subjects in our country at the moment, one group of people firmly planted in the anti-China camp, and the other - pro. People on both sides of the aisle got involved in heated debate following the announcement on March 20th 2015 by the South African department of Education that Mandarin would now be on offer in schools as an additional subject. It’s important to note here that the decision to add Chinese was not at the expense of other languages/subjects, and would only be available to some South African schools.

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Cyberbullying

by Editor on 17-11-2016 12:30PM in Parenting Aid

It's not a mystery that being bullied hurts, whatever form of abuse that takes place, whether SMS, message, Instagram, or even comments on a facebook page, the child suffers.

Parents can be proactive in preventing Cyberbullying and ensuring their children remain safe online:

It is important, however, that if your child is being bullied to seek professional counselling.

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The Perfect Dance of Birth Hormones

by Editor on 17-11-2016 12:20PM in Motherhood, Pregnancy & Birth

‘The Perfect Dance of Birth Hormones’ is the theme for Pregnancy Education Week (18 to 26 February 2017) to highlight how knowledge empowers expectant parents for better pregnancy, birth, bonding and breastfeeding experiences.

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My Child the Bully

by Editor on 02-06-2016 01:54PM in Parenting Aid

“My child? The bully? Never!”

This may be your initial response, and perhaps the dynamics that led to your child behaving this way need to be examined carefully, but what do you do when you realize that your child is the one bullying others?

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Missing Children

by Administrator on 17-10-2013 02:14PM in Parenting Aid

Since the initiation of official statistics in 1994 over 900 of the children reported missing in South Africa, have not been recovered.

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Early Intervention

by Administrator on 15-10-2013 09:50AM in Specialised Therapy, Parenting Aid

Research has proven Early Intervention to be the best form of treatment for a range of disorders in children.

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Diabetes South Africa

by Administrator on 08-09-2013 03:33PM in Diabetes

Diabetes SA is the only non-profit, public benefit organisation in South Africa providing a dedicated service for people with diabetes and their families.

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South African Montessori Association

by Administrator on 26-08-2013 04:53PM in Montessori Principles

Giving Your Child the Gift of a Montessori Education

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“My autistic brother, written by a 10 year old”

by on 10-06-2013 10:58AM in Specialised Therapy, Special Needs

My 10 year old daughter was asked to write a letter on what Autism Awareness meant to her as her brother is autistic.

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The Importance Of A Father Figure

by on 06-06-2013 12:45PM in Parenting Aid, Motherhood, Pregnancy & Birth

These days it is valid to query, especially for all single moms, whether a father figure really that important.

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Birthing Options - Birthing Places

by on 31-05-2013 12:54PM in Motherhood, Pregnancy & Birth

An aid to helping you decide where & how you would prefer to birth you precious bundle of joy.

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50 Reasons WHY it's FUN to be a Parent!

by on 23-05-2013 12:02PM in Parenting Aid, Motherhood, Pregnancy & Birth

50 reasons why it's fun to be a parent from heart aching to proud and fun!!

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Stop Biting

by on 17-05-2013 12:13PM in Parenting Aid, Family Health

Biting - Look at who they bite, when they bite and in what situations. And a tailor-made response will be more effective than a “one-size-fits-all” solution.

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Beetroot & Dill Dip from Naturally Nutritious Wholefood Cookbook

by on 08-05-2013 11:06AM in Healthy Family Recipes

A delicious dip idea from the wholefood cookbook!

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Date Balls from Naturally Nutritious Wholefood Cookbook

by on 08-05-2013 10:46AM in Healthy Family Recipes

Scrumptious date balls with fruit, nuts, coconut, seeds & spices.

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Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake from Naturally Nutritious Wholefood Cookbook

by on 08-05-2013 10:28AM in Healthy Family Recipes

A delicious gluten-free chocolate cake recipe with delicious topping.

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