PREMIUM!
How to help your child find balance at school
Multi-tasking is a myth, especially for kids.
Want to create a few ‘spookalicious” decorations for your home this Halloween? We’ve put together a few of our favourites.
PREMIUM!
How to stop your child from whining
Another tactic is to try to observe your child’s particular behavioural signs that tend to lead up to a whine.
Resident OT, Anneke de Jager, shares why being creative is an important skill that enables us to become more flexible, come up with new ideas, adapt to change, and be better problem solvers.
PREMIUM!
3 ways to empower your kids to fight climate change
Inaction is the best friend of anxiety, how do we empower our children to take action and fight against climate change so they do not feel powerless in the face of this massive issue?
PREMIUM!
Gen Z kids have opinions about being on their parent’s social media
They want to be in control of their digital footprint.
PREMIUM!
What should we be teaching our boys?

What should we be teaching our boys?

With the recent outcry for justice and the long-awaited change needed within our country, I was left feeling deeply distressed as a woman and a first-time single mama, raising my little boy in this big world.

Three things I learnt about childhood cancer and the early warning signs

In SA, only 50% of all children who die from cancer received a diagnosis and 50% of those who were diagnosed die because their diagnosis came too late. WHY? Because a major success factor for surviving childhood cancer is early diagnosis and many of our health practitioners are unaware of the signs.

How to talk to your child about climate change (without freaking them out)

Global Warming, IPCC, Mass Extinction Events, Carbon Emissions, Water Safety, Greenhouse Gasses, Food Safety, Acid Oceans, Extreme Weather Events, these are all terrifying and complex things for most adults, how do we begin to explain them to our children?

Slime: the love-hate relationship

If you hate slime as much as I do, you will want to read these tips on how to get rid of it.

How to help your autistic child cope with change

Change is stressful for most people, but for people on the autism spectrum, change is particularly stressful, Ilse Kilian-Ross, offers some tips on how to best support your child through change.

Happy Island Waterworld gets a teensy toddler thumbs up

The Citizen sends a verified toddler to review the newly opened water-fun theme park, and he recommends ‘this great place’ to all ‘small people’.

Is sibling rivalry getting you down?

Here are five easy ways to keep your sanity.

Why you shouldn’t stress too much about developmental milestones

Children are individuals, individuals are different, and different isn’t abnormal

Love languages and parenting: What is your child’s love language?

We can always make time for what is important to us.

6 ways to host a stress free party

Wow, what a busy couple of months we have had. As nature would have it our kids are born in November, January, 2 in March and one in May. Sometimes it feels like I’m planning parties non-stop for 6 months of the year!

PREMIUM!
The truth about breastfeeding

The truth about breastfeeding

The reason I have tried to breastfeed for as long as possible is that I believe in the amazing benefits of breastmilk, over and above just feeding and hydrating her. It really is miraculous stuff.

20 positive phrases our children need to hear

How we speak to our children, becomes their inner voice… Our fears, anger and disappointments become theirs.

OK, I will admit it, I lie to my children

Now, let me be clear, I am not advocating lying. Obviously lying is wrong! We were taught that as kids, and now we pass that lesson on to our children… But…

When motherhood becomes too much

You think to yourself. Where did it all go wrong?


 


 


 

today in print