Children

Why you seriously shouldn’t smoke around children

Nicotine is the addictive drug that can be found in any cigarette smoke. It is so addictive that it causes causes people who smoke, to continue. Along with nicotine, people who smoke inhale on average about 7,000 other chemicals in cigarette smoke. Many of these chemicals come from burning tobacco leaf. Some of these compounds …

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These are the worst cereals you could buy your children

Cereals have become apart of everyday life for children, teenagers, University students and adults in the mornings, thanks to the ease of preparation, delicious taste and pure convenience. There are a wide variety of cereals that you can find on the South African food shelves, with most options being marketed with a mascot – from …

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Does my child need to see an Orthodontist?

What is an Orthodontist? An Orthodontist is a dentist who is qualified to treat irregularities in the jaw and teeth. When do I need to consult an Orthodontist? If you or your child have jaw growth problems, unusual gaps between your teeth, additional or missing teeth, then you qualify to see an orthodontist. You should …

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Children and Pocket Money

We all know that giving your child pocket money is a great way to teach them about the concept and value of money and that hard work earns rewards, but when is the right time to start giving them pocket money? One of the first things to consider is your child’s age. Professionals believe that …

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Choosing Extra Mural Activities for your Child

When choosing extra mural activities for your children, it is important to take into consideration your child’s strengths and weaknesses, their likes, dislikes and their ability to manage the stresses that come with school life. Include your child in the process This is an exciting time for both the parent and the child – especially …

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Au Pairs & Moms: Activities for little ones when it is raining

Little children have wild imaginations and love to get down and dirty with the glitter glue. However, it is a common thing for children to want to seek approval and recognition for their masterpiece. By getting involved in your child’s creative development, you will reap the rewards of being able to spend quality time with …

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How to create a mentally strong child

Raising a mentally strong child doesn’t mean that they are invincible, don’t feel pain or cry. It will give your child the ability to manage conflict and overcome hardships – but it also won’t cause him to suppress his emotions. Mental strength is what helps kids bounce back from setbacks. It gives them the strength to …

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Let’s throw Confidence around like confetti

One of the biggest issues that children face today, apart from bullying, anxiety etc, is a lack of confidence. Confident is one of the most important concept to grasp, especially from a young age, as is serves as a foundation for any healthy relationship and effective decision making ability later on down the line. Confident …

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Reasons Why Children Need Healthy, Balanced Meals

A balanced diet is key to healthy eating habits because it provides children with the nutrients they need to grow. Many children and families today have busy schedules. These make it hard to sit down to eat homemade meals every day. Many children’s diets consist of a lot of convenience and takeout food such as McDonalds, KFC, Burger King, Steers …

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