General Family


Introducing your dog to your new baby

Pregnancy is such an exciting time and one full of changes – for everyone! Very often, we forget what a massive transition it is...

Intimacy: You, me & us

Intimacy is not something parents usually visit the paediatrician about. Having said this, we deal with the “product” of intimacy and have a very...

Spanking your child in 2019

At the moment, in South Africa, parents are allowed to spank their children as long as it falls under ‘reasonable chastisement’ therefore justifying corporal...

The 5 best parenting books grounded in science: An expert’s choice

New parenting books seem to pop up all the time. How to do it the French way, the Tiger Mom way, the New Kid...

17 ways to raise confident kids

In our home, there is no such thing as “I can’t.’’ It is important that children know that they can do anything if they...

Should parents ask their children to apologise?

Have you ever felt deserving of an apology and been upset when you didn’t get one? Have you ever found it hard to deliver...

Reward or punishment: Finding the best match for your child’s personality

One of the more frustrating assumptions in the mix of modern parenting advice is the “tabula rasa” idea that all kids are born as...

10 ways to nurture essential life skills in your child

From the time my son was very young, he would beg for either a car or Lego set every time we entered a toy...

How to watch a scary movie with your child

On Halloween, the cinemas and TV channels are filled with horror movies. But what should you do if you have a young child who...

Why everyone should know their 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...