Exercise makes us feel good. But did you know it has an impact on your children’s cognitive performance, especially if they keep exercising over their lifetime? Research shows that exercise: Promotes healthy sleep: Exercise is vital for good sleep, which in turn improves brain function. A 2013 study by the US National Sleep Foundation found that light, […]
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Intimidated by the ever growing kids vitamin & supplements available on shelves in your local supermarket? Then read on. In an ideal world, all children are healthy, follow a varied and interesting diet, love fruit and vegetables, and have parents with the time and energy to cook fresh meals and pack interesting lunchboxes. However, we have to […]
If you’re wondering how to make sure your toddler doesn’t become a bad-mannered brat, this article is for you. Let’s start with the good news. Like so many other skills, good manners can be taught from an early age. It is, however, not always an easy task. Most parenting experts agree that helping children to develop appropriate […]
We’ve all heard that “breast is best”. But why, exactly, is breastfeeding so much better than formula feeding? Breastfeeding continues to be encouraged around the globe, and rightfully so. Medical experts and health authorities agree that the benefits are simply too great to ignore. In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) says breastfeeding is one of the most […]
Kids don’t like injections any more than adults do. But sometimes we just don’t have a choice. Here’s how to make them less scary for your little one. Injections are, unfortunately, a necessary part of life. Vaccinations protect against dangerous, life-threatening disease, while other shots are sometimes necessary to ease disease symptoms, to anaesthetise or to boost […]
There are five minerals every child needs every day to ensure optimal growth and functioning. Do you know what they are? Minerals are natural substances that are absorbed by the body through food and other supplements. They’re necessary for many bodily functions, including growth in babies and children. The best way to get all the minerals the human […]
Anneke Rautenbach (18) was a little dreamer who lived in her own world. She was six years old when specialists diagnosed attention deficit disorder (ADD) without hyperactivity. Anneke writes: Attention deficit disorder. A term that’s bandied about to refer to children who either bounce off the walls or live in their own dream world. But when I […]
Today it seems we’re aware of more autistic children than ever with a sharp increase in the number of cases. Yet thousands of autism cases are undiagnosed or recognised at a late stage.
Music lessons may seem more nice-to-have than need-to-have. But before you turn away the piano tutor, consider the effect of learning music on your child’s development.
Does your daughter dream of pink tutus and shiny tiaras? Is she prepared for blood, sweat and tears in her quest to dance the lead in Swan Lake one day? Without quashing her dreams, we have some advice to help her stay injury-free.