Category Archives: Parenting

It is starting to look a lot like Christmas with Hasbro

Christmas is around the corner- Can you believe it? What better way to celebrate than a awesome GIVE AWAY…. x2 Hasbro hampers which include a Nerf fortnite microshot, My little Pony mini, Play-Doh playset, Lost Kitties collatable and a Bot Bot collectible (valued at around R700 each) Hasbro products are available from leading retailers including:  Takealot.com, Makro, Toys […]

Celebrate Grandparents Day the South African Way

CELEBRATING ALL THE GOGO’S, GRANS, NANI’S AND NANAS THIS GRANDPARENT’S DAY   Sunday, 6 October marks Grandparents Day – a day that is often overlooked while Mother’s and Father’s Day takes centre stage.  While Grandparent’s Day is celebrated globally, in South Africa this is usually on the first Sunday in October and is the ideal […]

My Child Choking? It Will Never happen To Me, Or So I Thought!

Wednesday the 1st of August was the most horrific day of my life: My 4-year-old son, Gabriel nearly died. I’m usually a very private person and don’t share much on social media. However, after coming to terms with the trauma of helplessly watching my son suddenly stop breathing, I decided to share my story.  Why? […]

Here’s why South Africans might be having fewer children

Over a 10-year period the number of live birth registrations occurring within a specific year in South Africa has varied, though since 2014, it seems women have been having (or registering at least) fewer children. Stats SA reports that the amount of current registered births (live births occurring in a specific year and registered within the same year), as registered […]

When should my child first see a dentist?

A child’s first trip to the dentist is an important milestone, and regular visits are a crucial part of establishing good dental habits. Parents are less likely to seek early dental care for their children if they don’t receive guidance from a doctor or dentist, a new survey finds. The poll of 790 parents with […]

Free prenatal visits increased from 4 to 8 for pregnant women

The Department of Health has launched #Momconnect which gives expectant women access to important pregnancy information on their cellphones. n South Africa virtually every pregnant woman has either her own cell phone or access to a cell phone. The Department of Health’s research has found that the appropriate use of cell phone technology has the potential to […]

How to help your child make friends (ages 6 to 8)

By; Kate Rauch Your child is in grade school and out to explore the world. But she is a bit of a loner and seems shy or reluctant to make friends, and this has you worried. Other kids your child’s age seem to have no trouble in the social-life department, easily making and keeping pals. […]

5 Myths about Parenting

Parenting tips are aplenty. It can seem like there’s a new trend every week boasting about the best way to raise your kids or warning about the worst. With so many prescriptions for good parenting, naturally, it can quickly get confusing and frustrating. Below, we asked two psychologists to share the most common myths — and […]

4 WAYS TO INSTILL HEALTHY HABITS IN CHILDREN

Good nutritional habits start at an early age. This is why Nestlé has launched the Nestlé for Healthier Kids schools initiative, in partnership with the Department of Basic Education, to promote the overall health and wellbeing of South African children. Because food and exercise should be fun, the Nestlé for Healthier Kids programme was designed to help parents and caregivers make informed, healthier […]

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