Kids

End Screen Time without the Drama!

At the beginning of this year we had the usual school meetings. The teachers told us – “no screen time during the week”. Does that sound a little crazy? It may do. My daughter never had much screen time during the week but we decided we would follow through. Since she had more homework and …

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Creative Craft Corner

Craft: Fairy Butterfly Wands

Getting your children involved in preparing for their own birthday party can be lots of fun and teaches them important life skills. You can teach them how to budget for their birthday, help prepare and decorate treats such as cupcakes and help them to create party favours like these adorable Fairy Butterfly Wands which we have …

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Creative Craft Corner

Craft: Butterfly Princess Crown

So, we decided to go with a Butterfly Princess Crown but you can go for a prince crown and decorate it with whatever you find more “princely”. What you will need: White cardboard (you can use paper but the cardboard is less likely to break) Colouring pencils or crayons Decorations – eg. sequins, glitter, fuzzy …

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Heart, Soul and Mind

RESPECT – Tell me what it means to you?

What is Respect? Wikipedia says: “Respect is a positive feeling of esteem or deference for a person or other entity (such as a nation or a religion), and also specific actions and conduct representative of that esteem. Respect can be a specific feeling of regard for the actual qualities of the one respected (e.g., “I …

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Kids

Helping your Child make Friends as they start School

Grade R/Grade 1 is an exciting time for many children and their parents. With that excitement, however, comes some challenges. One area of concern for many parents is fostering friendships for their Grade R child. Every parent wants to be sure their child has a friend. Here are some suggestions on how you can help your child in …

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Heart, Soul and Mind

No Violence Against Women and Children

Today is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children is an international campaign which runs from the 25 November every year. During this time, the South African Government runs a 16 Days of Activism Campaign to make people aware of the …

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Kids

Should I post pictures of my Child online?

I think this question has an individual answer for each parent. I am often asked why I don’t post pictures online and here are some of the reasons why: Firstly, my child did not ask to have her picture posted online, once pictures are posted online (even if you have ‘deleted’ them) they are there …

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Family Food Fun & Allergy-Friendly

Kids ‘road trip’ Snacks

With the holidays just around the corner, you may be planning a drive down to the coast or up to see the family. Whatever your plans are, here are some great ‘road trip’ snack ideas for the kids. Snack Necklaces Get creative with the string and thread a selection of snacks suitable for threading such as pretzels, …

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