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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Bringing home baby#2

Bringing home baby#2 Introducing your new baby to your ‘old’ baby is often not an easy task, and it can stir up strong emotions of jealously and insecurity in a first born. It goes without saying that this is not ideal, so in order to help spur on the bond between...

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Big-bed Time

Big-bed Time Are you thinking about moving your little tot into a big bed, or are you perhaps currently struggling with the upgrade? It’s often not an easy move, but there are simple things you can do to make it a smoother transition.

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