Top Tips for Potty Training Your Toddler

As with most things in parenting, timing is everything. Some parents are always in a hurry…But sometimes faster is not better. Physiotherapist Karen Swanepoel shares her top techniques for successful potty training. When should you start potty training your toddler?...

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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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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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Answering All Those Difficult Toddler Questions

We all like the idea of our children having enquiring minds, until they ask those questions that are so complicated to explain to little brains. Clinical psychologist Dr Jó-Marié Bothma gives parents some pointers. Toddlers constantly ask questions and are rarely at a...

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The Dentist Dilemma

Dentists have long been a source of fear for many – young and old ‒ but with today’s technology, there is no reason to dread these visits. Sabine Warren shares some tips to create a positive mind-set for your toddler from the start. Your little one’s teeth have...

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Teaching your toddlers about their feelings

Toddlers are cute, wobbly beings between the ages of 12 and 36 months; cute wobbly beings who can be sweet and funny one second, and then literally falling apart 10 seconds later. Natalie Nelson finds out how to negotiate your toddler’s feelings. It may surprise you...

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Learning to love Reading

There’s a lot more to reading than just learning to sound out the letters you see on a page. Kerry McArthur tells us why it’s important to instil a love of reading at an early age. We all know that reading to your toddler is important, but not many of us understand...

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How to manage fussy eaters

Do you have a picky eater at home? You are not alone – at least a quarter of toddlers and pre-schoolers are described by their parents as poor or ‘picky’ eaters, writes registered dietician Megan Pentz-Kluyts. Picky or fussy eaters, are the bane of any parent’s...

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Flying With Your Toddler

Travelling in any form with a toddler can be a daunting experience. Besides their general safety you have to be worried about keeping them occupied, entertained, fed and arriving at your destination with your sanity intact. Educator Kerry McArthur has some advice for...

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Dealing with constipation in toddlers

Worldwide about 16% of children suffer from constipation. Physiotherapist Karen Swanepoel gives you the low-down on how to deal with it. Constipation can be painful and distressing for toddlers and parents to deal with. The good news is that many children with...

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Attached at the Hip: how to handle your clingy toddler

Your toddler is showing immense progress, but still clings to you like his life depends on it (it does!). Kerry McArthur explains why your toddler may be prone to clinginess and what to do about it. You have finally made it through the baby stage: your toddler is...

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The Dreaded Daycare Bugs

How to keep your little ones healthy at nursery school It’s the start of a new year, bringing with it exciting new beginnings. This may be the start of your little one’s daycare or crèche experience but along with all the positives of fun, excitement, stimulation and...

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