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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Help Your Toddler Learn to Sleep

Sleep issues are every parent’s bugbear. In this first article in a two-part series, Dr Laura Markham tells you how to teach your toddler the habit of falling asleep – and staying that way! Toddlers don’t seem to have an off switch. Often, when they’re tired, they...

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Raising our beautiful boy with autism

Raising our beautiful boy with autism Janine Scott-dos Santos shares her poignant experience with discovering her son’s autism and what it has taught her since his diagnosis. “These days, everybody has a label. When we were kids, there was no autism or ADHD; kids just...

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Choosing your child's first school

Choosing your child's first school Deciding which school to send your child to can be a daunting experience. Kerry McArthur asks the important questions and offers useful guidelines to help parents choose the right school for their children. Choosing your child’s...

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Tiny Tempers

When your tot’s emotions eclipse her ability to communicate, it’s only natural for things to erupt. With some know-how, says clinical psychologist and play therapist Dr Jó-Marié Bothma, you can help her figure things out – and avoid meltdowns. It is truly exciting...

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Mealtimes With Your Toddler – End The Battle

When your toddler eats well, he will have the nutrients he needs to grow, learn and develop. You can teach your toddler to eat well by offering him healthy choices and by being a good role model. If you eat a variety of healthy foods and stay active, chances are that...

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10 Things About Life With A Toddler

If you think you have seen it all, a toddler will probably prove you wrong. If you already parent a toddler, you’ll know what we’re talking about! Here are just a few things that you can expect from your child during the toddler years: She will leave you exhausted....

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Help Your Fussy Feeder Develop Healthy Eating Habits

Toddlers are notorious for their fussy eating habits, so don’t be surprised when yours refuses to eat what you set in front of her. Registered dietician, Cheryl Meyer, explores what toddlers should be eating, and how to encourage them to eat a wider variety of...

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Little White Lies

We’ve all done it – told little white lies and made-up fibs to our children, because it can be such an effective way to get a little one to listen to you! Here we share some of the best ones our Facebook moms have used. Who knows, maybe they’ll give you some good...

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Five Steps To Instil An Attitude of Gratitude

Summer holidays, Christmas, family visits – this time of the year also means gifts, sweets and other treats, especially when small children are involved. The end of the year seems to be all about spoiling little ones, and some parents worry that it will spoil them,...

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NOT The Terrible Twos

Many parents dread the “terrible twos”, that period of defiance and – notoriously – tantrums in a young child’s life. But maybe we have got it wrong. Clinical Psychologist Michelle Nortje suggested we are thinking about it all wrong, and should instead be celebrating...

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