Tag Archives: children

What’s the right age for parents to get their kids a cell phone?

The right age to give kids their first cell phone is really up to parents. Age isn’t as important a kid’s maturity level, ability to follow home (and their schools’) rules, and their sense of responsibility. But when you hand your children cell phones, you’re giving them powerful communication and media-production tools. They can create text, images, and videos that can […]

Teaching Kids not to Bully

It can be shocking and upsetting to learn that your child has gotten in trouble for picking on others or been labeled a bully. As difficult as it may be to process this news, it’s important to deal with it right away. Whether the bullying is physical or verbal, if it’s not stopped it can […]


As Play-Doh fans gather to celebrate Word Play-Doh Day on the 16th September 2018, it’s no doubt that even after more than 60 years, this trusted brand continues to captivate the imaginations of children around the globe, providing them with the best in colourful, creatable, makeable adventures!   Play-Doh has proven popular in the classroom […]

Taking the necessary measures to keep our children safe

As a parent the biggest accomplishment is to watch our children achieve the big milestones on their journey through life: watching your child take their first steps, speak their first words, their first drawing, sleep without wetting the bed, get their first certificate, their first medal and graduate from one grade to another. However, the […]

The Psychological Effects of Divorce on Children

Take steps to help kids bounce back faster As a marriage dissolves, some parents find themselves asking questions like, “Should we stay together for the kids?” Other parents find divorce is their only option. And while all parents may have many worries on their mind—from the future of their living situation to the uncertainty of […]

Going back to work? Regain your confidence after maternity leave

When you’ve been at home with your newborn, the thought of going back to the office can be daunting. So, how do you work through the self-doubt and put your best foot forward? By Thobeka Phanyeko The last few weeks of maternity leave can be overwhelming – just as you’ve settled into your new routine […]

Seven Activities to Instill Gratitude this Holiday Season

Create a culture of gratitude in your family by extending this theme throughout the year. Help your children remember what they have to be grateful for – a loving family, food on the table, caring teachers, music and art, sports and games – whatever brings them joy. Help them notice these things and find ways […]

Why Parents Need to Let Their Children Fail

A new study explores what happens to students who aren’t allowed to suffer through setbacks. Thirteen years ago, when I was a relatively new teacher, stumbling around my classroom on wobbly legs, I had to call a student’s mother to inform her that I would be initiating disciplinary proceedings against her daughter for plagiarism, and […]

The Secret Behind the World’s Test Tube Baby

Behind Every Successful Man is Strong woman. Or is it “wise woman”? Or maybe it’s this: “Behind every successful man is a woman who provides a strong foundation.” I read that somewhere. Whatever. This week was the 40th birthday of Louise Brown, the world’s first test tube baby. (July 25th to be precise). We celebrate Louise but […]

Healthy Food for Kids

Easy Tips to Help Your Children and Teens Eat Healthier Peer pressure and TV commercials for junk food can make getting your kids to eat well an uphill struggle. Factor in your own hectic schedule and it’s no wonder so many kids’ diets are built around convenience and takeout food. But switching to a healthy […]