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Healthy eating for children

By Claudette Jordan In our fast paced world today, unhealthy eating habits are often the unintentional result of parents who are stressed and under time-constraints. However, this is of concern as many medical conditions previously prevalent only in adults are becoming more frequently diagnosed in young children, and these conditions are life threatening, such as diabetes and heart disease. Besides ... Read More »

Tips for maintaining physical well being and a healthy lifestyle while fulfilling the demands of being a mom

By Megan Thole Whether you are a mom of a 3 month old, 3 year old or 13 year old, it is not always possible to place the necessary focus on your own physical well being and lifestyle because of the various demands that come along with having a child. It is not always possible to include your usual workouts ... Read More »

A Guideline to hearing and speech milestones (3-4 years)

By Talia Aronowitz  Please note the following is a rough guideline of the different hearing and speech milestones and cannot be used as a replacement for an assessment by a professional speech and language therapist or audiologist. This guideline represents the average age by which most children who are learning one language will reach the listed milestones. Children typically do ... Read More »

What’s in a soda?

By Catherine Clark I am always surprised to find sodas such as Coca Cola or Fanta available at children’s parties and even more so to find that these sorts of drinks can still be purchased at some school tuck shops. Surely we are empowered with enough information in this day and age to know that these sorts of drinks can ... Read More »

No such thing as “I can’t”

This is the most inspiring video ever! Jennifer Bricker is the sister of gymnast Dominique Moceanu. Born without legs, she was placed for adoption by her parents. Her drive, passion and amazing ability to see the good in every situation is awe inspiring. What she achieved is beyond amazing. Each time your child says “I can’t” – let them watch this ... Read More »

What is Kinderkinetics?

By Megan Thole Kinderkinetics is a specialised field, which focuses on children from newborn to 12 years of age. Its focus is on maintaining, strengthening, improvement and optimising of physical and motor skills in order to achieve child wellness. It plays an important role in the motor and physical development of babies, toddlers and young children. For the child to ... Read More »

Swallowed Poison First Aid

By Heidi Janit Please print out and keep in your handbag, nappy changing bag, on your fridge, in your first aid kit……….. It is vital that you know what to do if your child or an adult swallows poisons. *Remember to keep medicines and household cleaners out of reach of children* Poison Information Centres: Gauteng Unitas (toll free) 0800 111 ... Read More »

To gluten or not to gluten, that is the question!

By Catherine Clark There always seems to be a debate raging around whether those who choose not to eat gluten are just ‘fussy eaters’ and whether or not there is any benefit to our children in terms of going ‘gluten free’. So let’s start by defining what gluten actually is: Wikipedia defines gluten as: ‘Gluten (from Latin gluten, “glue“) is ... Read More »

Junk Food

By Lauri Isserow “Junk food” generally refers to foods that contribute lots of calories to our diets but little nutritional value. Of course, what’s considered “junk food” depends on whom you ask and how the particular food is made. For example – pizza is generally considered “junk food” but if it’s home-made – with a wholegrain base, tomato sauce, low ... Read More »

A guideline to Hearing and Speech Milestones (2-3 years)

By Tali Aronowitz  Please note the following is a rough guideline of the different early hearing and speech milestones and cannot be used as a replacement for an assessment by a professional speech and language therapist or audiologist. This guideline represents the average age by which most children who are learning one language will reach the listed milestones. Children typically ... Read More »