A study found that asking young children aged three to four years to look at themselves in a mirror while asking them about a potential misdeed significantly increased their truth-telling.
Reading for pleasure helps kids in a number of ways.
Kids should be eating fruits and vegetables from all colours of the rainbow.
Isn’t it weird that some words don’t rhyme that look like they should, like wood and food?
If (like us) you’re pulling a lastminute.com on Christmas 2019, you’re gonna wanna listen to this week’s episode. Stay chill, calm your farm and pour yourself a gluhwein, guys, because we are NOT losing sleep over gifts this year.
Parenting a child with special needs? Desirae Pillay gives some ideas on how to cope with the upcoming holiday season.

7 calming phrases to help your anxious child

When faced with your anxious child, you can use the following phrases to help them identify, acknowledge and work through these overwhelming emotions.

How to make the most of the upcoming holidays

Parenty’s resident OT, Anneke de Jager, gives us some ideas on what to do when school holidays roll around in a few weeks.

The gift of cooking: Five fun and healthy recipe books for kids

Reading recipes enhances vocabulary. Baking involves measurement, addition and subtraction. Slicing your personal pizza is a great way to explain fractions to your child.

Children and sleep: How much do they really need?

Research shows that night waking in infancy is associated with behavioural control challenges at three and four years of age.

10 reasons why playful parenting builds successful children

The way we raise our children matters. Not only does it play a role in creating the type of people they are right now, but it also determines the kind of people they will become.

The importance of training the way our children think

Parenty expert, Gail Friend, explains why teaching children to think for themselves is key to raising emotionally intelligent and resilient young people.

Tips on how to improve your child’s core strength

“Core strength” has been a buzz word in the health industry in the last few years, but its importance cannot be undermined especially in children.

‘Gentle parenting’ explainer: no rewards, no punishments, no misbehaving kids

Gentle parenting means no punishments and no rewards: just a partnership with your kids where they want to do the right thing for the sake of doing the right thing.

Autism: What is it, what are the signs and who can help?

“It is a lifelong condition that has a spectrum of difficulties,”

KIDLIT 2.0! Showcasing our fave local finds for 2019

This week on The Great Equalizer, Sam gets called to the principal’s office, Charlene is the picture of patience and… WORD NERDS UNITE AGAIN! We showcase some of our favourite local children’s book authors ahead of the festive season.

Should I let my kid climb trees? We asked five experts

Falls are the main reason for childhood injuries, but kids usually recover.

Do this survey to find out your attachment style

If you’ve suffered from anxiety, depression or relationship problems, a psychological theory called “attachment theory” can help you get to the root cause of your difficulties and give you a greater understanding of what’s going on.

What is ‘attachment’ and how does it affect our relationships?

The way we attach to others romantically is intrinsically linked to how we attached to our parents as infants.

Why can’t they just go to sleep already?

I say they are my favourites, but are they really? Or am I just too exhausted to care?




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