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The challenges of single parenting and finances The challenges of single parenting and finances

Alfred Ramosedi, African Bank Group Executive: says that with good budgeting and discipline, single parents can come out...

Positively discipline your children Positively discipline your children

Change from negative discipline to a more positive approach that can be used to encourage your child towards a positive mindset...

Best tips from father to son Best tips from father to son

Your son will appreciate your sound advice and counsel, especially with these sensible guidelines on becoming a great man...

Growing a genius Growing a genius

Unlock your child's natural talents by engaging with the world. Life is busy and getting busier. We're constantly bombarded...

Baby swimming lessons Baby swimming lessons

With the summer and swimming season ahead, triathlete and swim coach Britt Hyland chats to Peacock about introducing babies...

Childhood sight problems you shouldn Childhood sight problems you shouldn't ignore

Paediatric optometrist Leoni Joubert chats to Tammy Jacks about the importance of spotting any vision problems in your child...

Despoiling suggestions for a spoiled child Despoiling suggestions for a spoiled child

It’s normal for parents to fear undercutting their child's love. However, despoiling them with these techniques will be the best..

Big money lessons for little people Big money lessons for little people

Children learn from our behaviour long before they hear the lessons we teach them. Here's how to show them the value of money...

10 Child Friendly Museums 10 Child Friendly Museums

Spend quality time with your kids while they learn more about science, art, history and culture...

Top 10 kids activities in Johannesburg Top 10 kids activities in Johannesburg

Need to keep your kids entertained over the weekends or in the school holidays? Then here’s list of fun and exciting...

A fairy party to remember A fairy party to remember

We show you how to throw the ultimate party for your little girl and all her fairy friends...

Mind your Manners Mind your Manners

Good manners aren't taught in a day, but if you start from an early age your children will grow up to be polite and considerate...

Overcoming the pain of infertility Overcoming the pain of infertility

Diagnosed with endometriosis at a young age, Prevashni Naidu discovered at age 28 that she was on a slippery slope to becoming...

Die geheim van Die geheim van 'n lang lewe

Wat is die geheim vir 'n lang lewe? Nuwe navorsing bewys dis so eenvoudig soos om te voel jou lewe het nog sin en jy maak steeds..

When the bogeyman is real When the bogeyman is real

Every parent wants their child to feel safe. Unfortunately, living in South Africa, crime is a daily reality...

When your child is a criminal When your child is a criminal

When you think of parenthood, the last thing you anticipate is raising a criminal, but this is a painful reality for many...

The psychological effects of being a single parent can be positive. The psychological effects of being a single parent can be positive.

Single parenting doesn't have to be negative and can work for both the parent and children with a few positive actions to help...

Steps a parent can take to prevent child delinquency Steps a parent can take to prevent child delinquency

Child delinquency can be avoided with a few helpful tips - preventing your child from ruining their future...

Mommy, I wet my bed Mommy, I wet my bed

If your child is under the age of five and still wetting the bed, there's only one thing to do: don't worry - it's perfectly...

High five for family holidays High five for family holidays

Family holidays. Just those two words are enough to evoke a multitude of memories: sandy and sun burnt days on the beach...

CPR for children 12 months – 8 years CPR for children 12 months – 8 years

Drowning can occur within 20 seconds - following CPR procedure is for children between the age of 12 months and 8 years old...

Making the grade Making the grade

Helping your child choose a career can be a stressful and daunting task. Here's how you can ease your child's journey toward...

Spot a learning difficulty Spot a learning difficulty

Although a learning difficulty can only be diagnosed when your child is around six years old, there are indicators that will...

Choosing a crèche or preschool - how to choose? Choosing a crèche or preschool - how to choose?

Choosing a creche or preschool is a big decision. Here's some advice to help you make a good choice...

Sex, drugs and rock Sex, drugs and rock 'n roll - A teenage mom’s shocking story

It grieves me to have to write this sad story, yet I hope that it will open the eyes of many a trusting and doting parent ...

Creative Lunchboxes Creative Lunchboxes

It’s the beginning of a new school year and as we all know, it is quite a challenge to get back to the healthy eating program ...

Guidelines for Children going Back-to-School Guidelines for Children going Back-to-School

Talk to your children about the positive things about going back to school, such as seeing old friends, meeting new friends ...

Coming OUT Coming OUT

Your child revealing their sexual preference can be a personal challenge. Here are some words of advice to help you come to...

Have kids, will travel Have kids, will travel

Would you take your nine-week-old on a journey across the world? Or your four young children on a month-long road trip across...

Summer First Aid Summer First Aid

Summer's a fun time of sea, sand and sun, but unfortunately, mishaps and hidden dangers do tend to lurk everywhere you go ...

Keep your cool when dealing with a tricky toddler Keep your cool when dealing with a tricky toddler

Dealing with a toddler can get even the most patient mom hot under the collar. Try these great tips for dealing with tricky...

Raising safe children in a Digital world Raising safe children in a Digital world

Reality check: you are no longer the chief technology officer in your home. That's from the introduction to a new book by ...

Kiddies Kiddies' TV Shows

Our round-up of six fun and educational kiddies' TV shows. This informative article gives you a choice that is safe and fun for ..

Baby Baby's a picky eater? Don't panic!

Almost all toddlers give their parents grey hairs at meal times. Try some of these tricks to tempt your toddler's palate. You...

Winter family Holidays Winter family Holidays

Winter is the perfect time to pack the car with the kids and head for a mountain retreat. Lisa Witepski unpacks four she's ...

When mom When mom's away what's the effect on parenting?

No one can take the place of a mother and when you are forced to work away from home, the dynamics of parenting can become ...

Coping with the empty nest syndrome Coping with the empty nest syndrome

Your child is about to leave home and this can be a difficult time for many parents, recognise your emotions and work towards...

How to fight like a grown up How to fight like a grown up

Parents who always fight and bicker might believe it won't affect their young kids. Think again, says clinical psychologist ...

Heading Towards A Parental Burnout Heading Towards A Parental Burnout

The warning signs and symptoms of a burnout are subtle and should not go unnoticed, particularly if they become consistent...

Die Y-generasie en die EINAS Die Y-generasie en die EINAS

Vandag se twintigplussers is selfversekerd en talentvol, maar oor die algemeen glo maar ongelukkig. Is die sosiale media die ...

Bringing the BABY HOME... to Fido Bringing the BABY HOME... to Fido

Before you bring your brand-new baby home from hospital, you need to prepare your furry friends for the new arrival. Bringing a...

Cerebral Palsy or Special Needs Children and Siblings Cerebral Palsy or Special Needs Children and Siblings

Children can adjust easily to having a special needs sibling , however problems could arise if the situation is not...

Clubs for tots Clubs for tots

Marie McFarlane unpacks the different activity clubs available so you can find the right one for you and your baby.

Cracking your child Cracking your child's code

Understanding your children's personality types can help influence the way you empower them. Recent studies have revealed that...

Gift of Life Gift of Life

Sperm donation has helped thousands of single women, single-sex couples and infertile men become parents.

Get your groove back Get your groove back

The general rule is that you have sex six weeks after giving birth. That's the theory, anyway The reality can be quite different.

Should you talk about your kids online Should you talk about your kids online

We all talk about our kids online, don't we? The real question we should be asking is, "Should we?" In an article posted ...

"Who "Who's your Daddy?"

What do you do when you're faced with fathering a child you never knew you had or failed to build a relationship with? Finding ..

Taking the plunge Taking the plunge

Children are naturally fascinated by water. So the sooner they learn to be safe around it, the better. We share handy tips and ...

The future of toys The future of toys

Creative parenting expert and seasoned toy judge, Nikki Bush, shares her insights about the staggering developments in the ...

Help your toddler survive your divorce Help your toddler survive your divorce

Divorces are usually unpleasant, emotional and sometimes downright hurtful. Problem is, it's easy to forget we aren't the only ...

Does my child have low self-esteem? Does my child have low self-esteem?

To ensure healthy emotional growth, it's important to notice if your little one is feeling unworthy or lacking in confidence.

Family time out Family time out

We all know that young people should be more connected to nature, so taking your city-bred children into the bush sounds like ...

Baby After 35 Baby After 35

Successful pregnancies do happen later in life - as these women prove. British statistics reveal that the average age of women ...

The Balancing Act The Balancing Act

Work, family, the bike - not many can juggle all three and be successful. We speak to some racing snakes who do just that.

If the Kids aren If the Kids aren't alright

Lately we have seen the rise in scary statistics about the use of performance enhancing drugs in school athletes. Signs to ...

Give your Baby the Best Dental Care Give your Baby the Best Dental Care

Expert answers for your most pressing questions on caring for your baby's delicate teeth and gums.

Your No-fuss Guide to Sensible Weaning Your No-fuss Guide to Sensible Weaning

From breast, to bottle, to bowl - Sister Ann Richardson guides you through the weaning process. For the first few months, your ...

I had the Perfect Baby until ... I had the Perfect Baby until ...

Understand and manage your baby's changing emotional and developmental needs. Because babies develop quickly, their physical ...

Good Boys, Great Men Good Boys, Great Men

With so much bad news about violence against women by men, Bona takes a look at how you can turn this around by raising your ...

Deur die oë van Deur die oë van 'n Kind

Kinders leer ons om met nuwe oë na die wêreld om ons te kyk. Twee ma's en 'n peetma het nuut gekyk en geluister na hul kinders ..

Under Wraps - The Power of Swaddling Under Wraps - The Power of Swaddling

The age-old ritual of swaddling is a form of therapy your baby can't do without. Swaddling is an ancient method of wrapping ...

Teens & Dating Teens & Dating

Bona gives you a guide on how to talk to your teenager about relationships and sex. Family therapist Dr Chris Muller says when ...

I scream for my Screen I scream for my Screen

Two-year-olds now have access to iPads - and they love them! But what are the pros and cons?

Pregnant moms and crazy cravings Pregnant moms and crazy cravings

In pregnancy, your body undergoes big changes.You may be surprised at what you'll want to eat!

A Family Paradise A Family Paradise

There's nothing quite like an idyllic island holiday when you've run yourself ragged taking care of your family all year. But ...

Participating as a Parent Participating as a Parent

Bona looks at the importance of being involved in your child's school life. Educational psychologist Dr Marang Letswalo says ...

Dance for life Dance for life

Music and movement is a form of play that activates parts of your child's brain like an orchestra. Creativity is self-express ...

Top family hotspots Top family hotspots

Whether you're staying home or travelling this holiday, out-and-about guide offers activities for families in almost every ...

I am number 2 - what can you expect with your second child I am number 2 - what can you expect with your second child

Your first foray into motherhood was all new, but what can you expect when you have your next child? The arrival of another ...

Bullying - A big fat problem Bullying - A big fat problem

Bullying can take on many forms. It's important to understand what bullying is and how to help your child if they are caught ...

Supersize me Supersize me

Obesity in children all over the world is on the rise. But what can we do to avoid it? Annabel Karmel has some tips and recipes...

Happy stepfamilies Happy stepfamilies

It takes time, tact and tolerance to create a happy stepfamily, but it is possible and it's worth it!

Pretty Posh Maternity Gear Pretty Posh Maternity Gear

Put your belly on display and feel super glam in black and white ...

Preventing obesity begins at birth Preventing obesity begins at birth

Breastfeeding has long been recognised as a proven disease prevention strategy. But did you know it can also play a role in ...

Breastfeeding: Back to Basics Breastfeeding: Back to Basics

Breastfeeding doesn't have to be difficult. Here's all the info you need to overcome the challenges.

Baby Names 2012 Baby Names 2012

Girls and Boy's Baby Names 2012 - Brought to you by Clicks Baby Club.

Secrets of self-soothing Secrets of self-soothing

Baby Sense author, Meg Faure explains what self-soothing is all about, and how you can get your little one to calm herself ...

One to many? One to many?

Most mothers-to-be know that heavy drinking is dangerous to an unborn child's health. But what about a glass of wine or a ...

The Art of Pregnancy The Art of Pregnancy

Celebs like Emma Bunton, Mariska Hargitay, Brooke Shields and Mariah Carey have done it. It's called Pregnancy Art, and you ...

Pregnant and alone. Pregnant and alone.

From friends and family support to counselling, here are ways to overcome being single during your pregnancy ...

Nurture Nature - the best food choices kept simple Nurture Nature - the best food choices kept simple

We are constantly bombarded with mixed messages about which food choices are healthy and which aren't. Here's how to keep it ...

From terrible twos to terrific twos From terrible twos to terrific twos

We asked moms for some of their favourite tricks and strategies for dealing with toddler trouble and tantrums.

Why don Why don't you adopt?

The process of adopting a child can seem overwhelming when you don't have all the facts ...

Teach them to ride Teach them to ride

If you are passionate about cycling, you'll want your kids to get onto their two wheels as quickly as possible. This can be a ...

Why We Chose Homeschooling Why We Chose Homeschooling

A living and loving article changed Umm Zakariyya's life 14 years ago She takes an insider's look into the world of ...

Great Reads Great Reads

Great Reads. This month's selection of children and mom's books ...

Heaven is a place on earth - great family holidays Heaven is a place on earth - great family holidays

We found two family holiday gems, Die Kloofhuis on Koelfontein Farm in Ceres and Orion Mont-Aux-Sources Resort in the Drakensberg.

That loving feeling That loving feeling

I'm the first to give a high five to social media like Facebook and Twitter, and blogs and websites where moms can mingle, chat ..

Twice as nice Twice as nice

Born from donor eggs and a surrogate mom, twins Khloe and Luke are the miracles their dads waited so long for. Craig Port ...

The benefits of failure The benefits of failure

Sometimes we need to fail in order to succeed. Educational psychogist, llze van de Merwe-Alberts, explains why failure can be ...

The Joy of Reading The Joy of Reading

Encouraging your child to discover the pleasure of reading isn't difficult at all. Just start early, using any book, anywhere...

Gadget fun for kids Gadget fun for kids

The Create Your Own Pop Up Books are great to boost those imaginations! R190 from Sugar Dots...

Training your domestic worker Training your domestic worker

The nanny is one of the most important people your child have in her life. Here's how to find and work with your own Super...

Acupuncture for Reducing Depression During Pregnancy Acupuncture for Reducing Depression During Pregnancy

According to a study, acupuncture appears to be an effective way to reduce depression in pregnancy ...

Free Willy Free Willy

Are your child's private antics causing you to blush? Here's how to handle those moments in public when your son decides to "free willy"...

Understanding ADHD Understanding ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a condition associated with negativity. But an ADHD diagnosis doesn't necessarily mean that your child will be unruly or wild...

"Does the Easter bunny exist?" "Does the Easter bunny exist?"

Ever been stumped when your child asks a tricky or embarrassing question? Here's how to save face and give your child some valuable answers....

Life Life's little accidents

There are many reasons your child may be wetting his bed or soiling himself. We shed some light on the condition....

Spare the rod? Spare the rod?

If there's one topic that's bound to cause an argument at a dinner party, it's whether or not we ought to smack our children......

10 things dads should know 10 things dads should know

Forget sleepless nights, feeds and nappies - there's so much more to being a new dad than just that. Here's the must-know guide...

The birth planner The birth planner

We've all heard of birth plans - but do they really work, what should they contain, and will your doctor be supportive?

Sleeping beauties Sleeping beauties

The good news is that you can get your baby to start sleeping through the night in the first few months of life.

A, B, C... Easy as 1, 2, 3 A, B, C... Easy as 1, 2, 3

Exposing your child to letters and numbers at an early age is loads of fun with these educational toys...

Read that Label Read that Label

New labelling regulations have been passed and South African manufacturers and retailers have until March 2011 to comply. Here's what you need to know...

What a Whizz - Try these Experiments with Your Child What a Whizz - Try these Experiments with Your Child

Learning new things and how they work amazes young minds. Here are some easy projects you and your child can do together...

Work it Out! Exercises for Pregnant Women Work it Out! Exercises for Pregnant Women

We present a regime of moderate exercise to help maintain optimum physical and mental fitness during pregnancy...

Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss's ABC

From Aunt Annie's alligator to the colourful Zizzer-Zazzer-Zuzz, Dr. Seuss's delightful book introduces early learners...

The Playground Bully The Playground Bully

Most kids get teased by friends some time in their lives, but if that teasing turns into bullying? We offer some valuable....

Chasing Rainbows – Imagination in a Child Chasing Rainbows – Imagination in a Child's World

Why imagination, fantasy and free play have a vital role to perform in your child's world...

A Cub Of His Own A Cub Of His Own

Kevin Richardson is known all over the world as 'The Lion Whisperer'. He is also the producer of the highly acclaimed movie, White Lion...

When Kids Get Anxious When Kids Get Anxious

Just as adults get anxious about things, so too do children. If your child seems unhappy or is battling...

Sowing The Seeds Of Reading.... Sowing The Seeds Of Reading....

An ability to read well can make learning so much easier...

Furry Friends – Children and Pets Furry Friends – Children and Pets

The affection and friendship that an animal offers can be a great support to a child in times of stress...

Playdough Together Playdough Together

Have fun with your kids - make playdough together, and watch them learn in the process...

Back to Basics – Teach your Kids New Skills Back to Basics – Teach your Kids New Skills

As a parent, you are your child's first teacher. Here is what you should teach your toddler...

Kick The Habit – Get Rid of Your Child Kick The Habit – Get Rid of Your Child's Strange Behaviour

Young children can develop the strangest habits....

Here Comes The Sun Here Comes The Sun

Did you know that, after Australia, South Africa has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world?

Food Facts for Pregnant Women Food Facts for Pregnant Women

There are a couple of important things to remember when deciding on which foods to eat in pregnancy...

HIV & Pregnancy HIV & Pregnancy

Over 90% of HIV infection in children is acquired by transmission from mothers to their babies...

Professionally Speaking: What All Parents Should Know Professionally Speaking: What All Parents Should Know

Living and Loving asked 10 experts from different fields what they wish all parents knew...

Let Let's Talk about the Birds & the Bees...

Human beings are inquisitive by nature - especially little ones.....

Die Prys van Stilte Die Prys van Stilte

Annelie Botes se skokkende roman oor bloedskande is nie vir sensitiewe lesers nie...