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How to defend your choice to be childless

Posted on May 29, 2012 by Lerato Mhlanga

“When are you going to give me grand kids?” or “Why are you waiting – you’ve been married ...

Childhood obesity: what parents can do

Posted on May 28, 2012 by A4W Contributor

Obesity and poor nutrition in South Africa is a real concern, especially amongst the youth.These are the findings ...

How to raise a bright and brainy child

Posted on May 22, 2012 by Lerato Mhlanga

A child’s brain growth comes from experience and the exercise the brain receives. Sight, sound, touch, taste and ...

Raising children: the friend theory

Posted on May 20, 2012 by Deirdre Watney

Should you try to be best friends with your children – or not? Here are the pros and ...

When is your child old enough for a cellphone?

Posted on May 18, 2012 by A4W Contributor

Itâ??s a dilemma many modern parents face: when do you give in to your childâ??s incessant pleas for ...

Staying together for the sake of the kids?

Posted on May 18, 2012 by A4W Contributor

Many couples who find their marriage on the rocks will decide to stick it out â??for the sake ...

Benefits of teaching kids yoga and chess

Posted on May 17, 2012 by Staff Contributor

Raising healthy kids isnâ??t just about giving them the right food to eat or making sure they get ...

Underage drinking and your teen

Posted on May 16, 2012 by A4W Contributor

Part of growing up is trying new things and at some point most teenagers experiment with alcohol. Here ...

Parenting the online generation

Posted on May 14, 2012 by Deirdre Watney

Parenting 21st century children involves parenting technological savvy children. Here are some guidelines to ensure your children are ...

Getting children to wash their hands

Posted on May 14, 2012 by Hemantha Ramdhani

How many times do we ask our children if theyâ??ve washed their hands? Too many right? Getting your ...

Breastfeeding 101 for new moms

Posted on May 11, 2012 by The Good Life Dietitians

So many mothers are still uncertain prior to the birth of their children and even within the first ...

How to introduce toddlers to music

Posted on May 10, 2012 by Lerato Mhlanga

Introducing your toddler to music is not only enjoyable and entertaining for your child, but can also help ...

Call for ban on cellphones in schools

Posted on May 4, 2012 by SAPA

The National Association of School Governing Bodies (NASGB) wants cellphones banned at South Africa’s schools, according to a ...

Talking to your daughter: masturbation

Posted on May 2, 2012 by Staff Contributor

The prospect of talking to your teen daughter about masturbation might make you cringe, but it could be ...

How to raise a multilingual child

Posted on Apr 26, 2012 by Lerato Mhlanga

Raising a multilingual child can be challenging, but learning a foreign language is easier during childhood. The younger ...

Mistakes divorced parents make

Posted on Apr 25, 2012 by Hemantha Ramdhani

  Divorce is difficult for parents and children to endure. How you as a parent handle it can ...

Cancer in children: what are the signs?

Posted on Apr 19, 2012 by Staff Contributor

Though the risk of your child developing cancer remains fairly low, it is still something that every parent ...

5 ways to help prevent allergies

Posted on Apr 17, 2012 by Monique dos Santos

With the rapid rise in food allergies in children, a hot topic on the minds of health care ...

Are you a helicopter parent?

Posted on Apr 2, 2012 by Staff Contributor

The term helicopter parenting refers to a parent who pays extremely close attention to his or her childâ??s ...

Signs of puberty in your child

Posted on Mar 28, 2012 by A4W Contributor

Are your tween sons or daughters showing signs of puberty? Hereâ??s what to look out for and how ...

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