How to make playdough

Children love to get their hands into anything and everything, so why not make them a stash of playdough that will not only provide...

11 life lessons we learn from kids

As parents, we are responsible for setting a good example for our kids and seizing those teachable moments to ensure our kids learn to...

5 ways to raise kids who read

I bought my son’s first set of books for him when he was about three months old – in utero, that is. I was...

Homework: Delight or daily dread?

Whether you’re a working parent or a stay-at-home mom, the question of homework isn’t an easy one. Who should be helping and how much...

Developing your child’s EQ is crucial for future success

Emotional intelligence (EQ) is increasingly becoming a greater determinant of future success across all spheres of life than IQ, an expert says, adding that...

10 indoor play ideas for winter

By Tumi Matela Although we have great, sunny winters in South Africa, there are those days when a cold front keeps everyone in the house....

Homework vs. work and home: Who picks up the slack?

There has been a fascinating shift in the way education is being viewed and applied worldwide. Spearheaded largely by the studies and findings coming...
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Raising boys

In a constantly changing world we have to regularly adjust our expectations and methods of raising our children. Different people or groups play a...
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Teaching cents

Money should not be a taboo subject in front of children; in fact, introducing the topic from a young age will help your child...
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Helping your child cope with school

Finding a solution to a child’s learning difficulties means empowering them to help themselves. This means developing their social, emotional and intellectual skillsets.  It started with...