April 14, 2015

Do your kids have too much homework?

Are your children staying up late to finish projects and assignments? I did a snap poll around the office: “Do your children get too much homework?” (more…)
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Child DevelopmentParenting
January 6, 2015

Starting big school!

Is your little one starting school this year? Meeting the teachers, making new friends and learning all sorts of new things makes going to school such a great time for children. We bet they're already excited to go! In a few years they will be dreading it, but that's another topic. Although starting school is a happy time, it's important for you and your child to go over a few simple rules to help them cope and adjust to school-life. Here's a handy infographic that will help: (more…)
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Food & nutrition
January 15, 2014

Healthy lunch box ideas for back-to-school kids

Early mornings are busy in most households and the temptation is there to just give kids tuck-shop money. In truth though, it only takes 5 minutes to pack a healthy and nutritious lunch that will keep them full throughout the day, help them concentrate during class and give them the energy they need for sports and extra-mural activities. (more…)
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January 15, 2014

Pack sunscreen for school

Young children are very sensitive to sunburn, which is why it’s important to use sun hats and apply sunscreen. Make sure that you put sunscreen and instructions for its use in your child’s bag for day-care, school or crèche, in addition to talking about it with the teacher. (more…)
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January 9, 2014

Your child’s first day at school: dealing with anxiety

The first day your child goes to ‘big’ school is a memorable time for any family! Emotions are running high in parents, and children are filled with a mixture of excitement, nerves and anxiety – and who could blame them? (more…)
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