Many people are unaware that there is a difference between a tantrum and a meltdown. While both may involve screaming, kicking, shouting, biting and even swearing, there are some fundamental differences.Read more
Mommies and Daddy’s’ don’t despair! Or Maybe still do just a little lol.
On a serious note, don’t we all know of that one bad habit or attachment that we so desperately try to break our babies or toddlers away from?Read more
If your child loves his/her devices and often has to be nagged to just *move*, you need to read this article. It’s about actualising more of the brain-and-body-potential that’s inside our children, using easy brain-boosting activities. Plus, research shows that stimulating both sides of the brain enables children to learn better, become more creative, deal more effectively with challenges and emotions, and build enhanced confidence, self-esteem and understanding of their environment.Read more
How does one find the ideal team bulding , year end activity for a diverse group of South Africans from different religious and cultural backgrounds? Every year we search for something for Jozikids and last year we really “hit the nail on the head”Read more
The Secret Life of Pets is the most adorable movie I have seen in a long time!
Ok, so I am the world’s biggest animal lover, especially dogs who are my heart and soul, but even the hardest of hearts will love this movie. Adults, teens, kids… it’s for everyone!Read more
What’s the up side to letting our kids loose in the garden? What does it do for their brains, bodies, social consciousness, eating and just plain joy? I consulted an expert – Caro Tapson, former pro landscaper, mom, and owner of Seedling Stokvel – and learned some awesome things.Read more
These recent additions to the bedtime routine were welcomed with much excitement and enjoyed night after night. Even the nearly-two who prefers pictures to stories couldn’t wait to roar along with his brother in Dinosaur Roar.Read more
Teenagers are in a stage of life that entails high growth and a lot of personal development and investigation. Time on their own is absolutely essential for them to navigate this time in a healthy way and to get to know themsleves and their bodies, and to get to trust their own decision making and develop independence.Read more
Happy South African birthday Disney Channel, and thanks for introducing our tween to shows like, among others, Jessie, Mako Mermaids, and Violetta. Now onto a review of the flagship film of Disney’s birthday month: Adventures in Babysitting.Read more
I know that this is a dilemma faced by many South African parents as most schools rely on fundraisers to upgrade sports facilities, make classrooms more interactive, etc..In my experience these events are fraught with problems where parents feel pressured to spend too much money on the one hand, and also worry about the lack of supervision which can lead to abuse by older children.Read more
When a child has a fever we often reach for the meds to get rid of the high temperature and return our babies to normal…but is this the right approach?
Fever itself is not an illness. In fact, an increase in body temperature is a great indicator that your child’s immune system has switched on and is fighting off an infectionRead more
Does the concept of home education apply to preschool children? And if so, at what age should you start?
Home education certainly does apply to preschoolers, perhaps just in a slightly different way than you imagined.Read more