Mental & Emotional HealthParenting
February 4, 2017

How to win at parenting

Every parent wants a good relationship with their kids, but it can be hard work, and sometimes - it can feel like an uphill battle. Even though it's hard work, the good news is that a closer connection with your child doesn’t need to cost you a cent. Bridge the gap and make your relationship stronger than ever with these tips. Make time There are plenty of hours in a week. Use at least one or two of them to nurture your relationship with your child. Set a reminder on your calendar just like you would any other appointment, and…
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Teeth & gums
February 12, 2016

Healthy teeth – from the inside out!

Teaching kids to brush and floss are two vital steps to keeping their teeth healthy, but that’s only from the outside! What can you do to help them build healthy teeth and gums from the inside out? (more…)
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October 13, 2015

Trying again after a miscarriage – when is it safe?

Having a miscarriage is traumatic - and trying to fall pregnant again can be daunting. Let’s take a look at some commonly asked questions about miscarriage. (more…)
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August 22, 2015

Alcohol use in pregnancy – what are the dangers?

Ever wondered why you should never drink during your pregnancy? We asked Dr Lynelle Hoeks to give us the low-down on the dangers of drinking during pregnancy. (more…)
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Mental & Emotional Health
October 22, 2014

Living with dyslexia

“In Grade 1, I couldn’t write my name and I felt at this young age that I had already ‘failed’. But now I just laugh about the errors – I’m completely content and open about it.” - Ashleigh Marshall Do you have dyslexia or know anyone that does? We met up with Kayos’ Operations Manager, Ashleigh Marshall and her son, Adam Marshall, who were both born with dyslexia - a condition that makes it difficult for them to write, spell and read fluently. (more…)
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October 19, 2014

Down syndrome “it’s all in the genes”

In South Africa, 1 in 500 children are born with Down Syndrome every year - Let’s take a closer look at the most common genetic chromosomal disorder and leading cause of intellectual disability in children. (more…)
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October 12, 2014

Arthritis isn’t just an old man’s disease!

There is a common misconception that arthritis only begins to affect people over the age of 40 – not true! Arthritis can affect children as well. (more…)
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August 4, 2014

Why is breast best?

Having a new baby should be a time of joy, but many new mothers struggle with breast-feeding and feel frustrated when it doesn't happen easily. There seem to be a hundred different formulas available – so why not just go the bottle route? (more…)
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First Aid, Accidents & Injuries
July 24, 2014

Help! Something’s stuck in my child’s ear!

Toddlers and young children are famous for sticking things up their nose and down their ears – and more often than not it’s a piece of Lego or part of a toy. If you have kids, we’re willing to bet you’ll experience this at some stage, if you haven’t already. The best thing you can do is be prepared and know how to deal with it. Depending on what’s stuck in Junior’s ear, here’s what you need to do once you’ve calmed them down and let them know they’ll be OK. (more…)
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