Mommy brain: Mystery or myth?

Mommy brain, pregnancy brain or placenta brain, whatever you might call it, the bad news is that it does exist. However Nadia Scrooby writes, the good news is that though it may feel overwhelming at the time, it is temporary and necessary for all moms. Mommy brain,...

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Surviving Night-time Feeds

No one likes to get up in the middle of the night to feed a hungry baby, but the physiological fact of the matter is that babies do need food around the clock. Lactation consultant Erica Neser gives you pointers to make night-time feeding as seamless as possible....

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Developing a Confident Child

Self-confidence is an integral part of social interactions such as making friends, competition and sharing. Educator Kerry McArthur gives you pointers on how to raise a self-confident child. Confidence is believing in yourself and what you can achieve. It includes the...

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Do Children Need Pets?

Yes, yes, and yes again! If at all possible, let your child have a pet. Technology means relationships with screens, but that cannot compare to sharing your life and bonding with a little ball of fur or fluff, writes Sabine Warren. “Children who grow up with pets are...

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Help your toddler learn to sleep Part 2

Help your toddler learn to sleep Part 2

In our last issue we discussed the fact that toddlers need adequate sleep to rise to the developmental challenges that fill their lives, from controlling their temper on the playground to staying on top of their own bodily functions. It might not feel like it now, but...

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