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Teaching your child how to swim

You’ve got all your gear ready to go. You’re well rested and so are your kids.  Where do you start? Your first visit to the pool will set the tone for the lessons to come. Use what you know about your child to make it a great experience for him, and he’ll be happy to come back again and again. […]

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Play-it-Safe Rules

I found this list on the Safely Ever After Website. I think it is a good list to go through with your child, very specific and very pertinent to our day and age. 1. I AM THE BOSS OF MY BODY! 2. I know my NAME, ADDRESS, & PHONE NUMBER, and my parents’ names too.         (Don’t forget: kids need to know […]

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Toddler Tantrums

Screaming, kicking and sometimes biting. Toddler tantrums, if you have not witnessed one, you’ve certainly heard about them. They are the result of the toddler’s limited ability to cope with frustration. While these mini-meltdowns are a normal part of a child’s development, there are ways parents can help toddlers to experience tantrums less often and with less intensity—something that can […]

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Winnie the Pooh…

…is back My dear daughter and I, thanks to Disney and Woolworths, were able to view the Winnie the Pooh “Premier” recently. We do love Pooh Bear but I really wondered what they were going to do differently this time. There was a cute, short cartoon in the beginning with a great message which was very sweet. The Movie itself was […]

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Fever!

When your child wakes up in the middle of the night, you are understandably concerned. The question is when is the right time to take your child to the doctor or the emergency room? What Temperature constitutes a fever? Normal temperature – 36 to 37.2 Celcius Low-grade fever – 37.3 to 38.3 Celcius Common fever – 38.4 to 39.7 Celcius […]

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The Parent Trap

A scientific study first published in the late 1960’s ranked various stressful events in terms of the extent to which a person would need to adjust their established lifestyle in order to adapt to the situation, for example a bereavement or divorce. Having a child was placed in the top ten of the most stressful life-altering events which can happen […]

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5 Things you should teach your children about Money!

1. Save Learning to save is probably the most important thing you can teach your child about money. It not only teaches them to put something away for a ‘rainy day’ but it also encourages children to save for an expensive item instead of buying it on credit. There is only one way to save – spend less than you earn. […]

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Holiday Safety for your Children

“Police fear the summer holidays could prove a dangerous time for children, when crimes against or involving them usually increase. Sharon Japhta of the province’s liquor and firearms bureau said unsupervised children on holiday spent their time on the streets and in shopping malls where they were vulnerable to predators and gangsters.” Michelle Jones – IOL Reading this may make […]

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Happy Parents = Happy Children

“Practically everything we do as parents is motivated by a desire to see our children be happy. The good news is that there is much you can do to encourage them to discover true happiness for themselves. Every day, in each moment, you can offer essential encouragement through your loving presence, your own example and your steadfast support. As you […]

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Soccermom aupair & transport franchise opportunity

Pretoria, Johannesburg and Cape Town Franchises already sold! Following the implementation of Soccermom’s innovative business initiative, and its success in helping many families with transport throughout Gauteng, the company is looking to expand its business into the rest of South Africa, by franchising nationwide. Soccermom is offering the opportunity to potential franchisees to own and manage successful Soccermom franchises. We […]

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Gold Reef City (Gauteng)

An Amusement Park apparently situated on an old Gold Mine. Lots of fun for Adults and Children alike. Be prepared to get wet and dirty (and enjoy doing it). Tel: (011) 248-6800 Fax: (011) 248-6863 Email: info@goldreefcity.co.za Website:  http://www.goldreefcity.co.za

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Cyberbullying

What is cyberbullying, exactly? “Cyberbullying” is when a child, preteen or teen is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or otherwise targeted by another child, preteen or teen using the Internet, interactive and digital technologies or mobile phones. It has to have a minor on both sides, or at least have been instigated by a minor against another minor. Once adults […]

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