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3M advertorial worried your child might have a lazy eye

Worried your child might have a lazy eye? Here’s what to do…

We are often quick to write off the small idiosyncrasies we notice in our children as just that, a representation of their wonderful individuality,...
baby sleeping in bed with its parents: is bed sharing or cosleeping with your baby safe

Co-sleeping & bed-sharing with your baby: is it safe?

One of the most common questions my clients at Goodnight Baby ask is about when they need to move their babies out of their...
is social media really to blame for my childs mental health: hands holding a cellphone

Is social media REALLY to blame for your child’s poor mental health? The answer...

Journalists, educators, and parents are quick to blame social media for the increase in mental health issues in our children. Phrases like ‘mental health...
standard bank puresave account to get you to the next level: three stacks of money growing

Standard Bank’s PureSave account launches new features to get you to the next level

If freedom and simplicity is what you are looking for when it comes to saving and spending your hard-earned money, Standard Bank has the...
mom holding toddler: pampers celebrates single moms with children's day

This Children’s Day Pampers Celebrates Single Parents who brought the world home when their...

Pampers also steps up to support young children with early childhood development scholarships  In celebration of National Children’s Day in South Africa, Pampers is celebrating...
women marching against gender based violence: how to get out of an abusive relationship

How to get out of an abusive relationship: first steps

Personal relationships - especially when there are children involved - are complicated and abuse will only compound the complexities. There are many different types...
standard bank raising money savvy kids: mom and her two kids

Raising money savvy kids

South Africa has often been criticised for having a poor savings culture, with as many as 60% of South Africans having to dip into...
children playing in their parents bed: what does cosleeping with your children mean for your sex life

What does co-sleeping with your children mean for your sex life?

I'm a mom of two very busy toddlers, a three-year-old daughter, Omntimande, and a one-year-old son, Lubambo, and I have a confession to make:...
little boy picking his nose: how to stop a child from picking their nose

Why your child picks their nose & how to get them to stop

Let's start off by saying that it's perfectly normal - and extremely common - for a child to pick their nose. Is it unsightly?...
child holding a piggy bank: opening a standard bank sum1 bank account for a child

Opening a bank account for a child: everything you need to know

I'll be honest: I've intentionally put off teaching my daughter about money because it's such a big and important topic to tackle, and I...