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Thursday | 23 June | 2016 Get your child to love reading

Solette Swanepoel     Last year only 31% of children surveyed by Scholastic, the British publisher of children’s books, reported reading a book for fun almost on a daily basis. The past four years the percentage of children who read for fun decreased ̶  something which is most likely not  … Read more

Friday | 29 April | 2016 8 ways to entertain your kids without breaking the bank

Anja van den Berg     Parenting is hard work. Keeping little ones (with short attention spans) occupied is often half the battle – especially over weekends or if you are a stay-at-home-parent. When you need time to attend to pressing matters or just need a moment to yourself, it  … Read more

Thursday | 17 March | 2016 Being single and happy

Marli Naidoo   Regardless of your relationship status, it is important that you know how to be happy when you are alone. If you know what really makes you happy, can love yourself, take good care of yourself and know how to move outside your comfort zone, you will see  … Read more

Thursday | 17 March | 2016 Easter and the holidays: Gauteng’s family fun events

Tinus Vollgraaff     Long weekends and school holidays are upon us again and not all of us are lucky enough to take a vacation at a resort or even at the coast. But don’t fret, there are loads of nice stuff for the family to do in Gauteng:    … Read more

Friday | 11 March | 2016 Kids: Homework or more playtime?

Karen van der Berg   In certain Scandinavian countries primary-school learners do not get homework anymore. The British newspaper, Daily Telegraph, recently also reported that homework had a stressful impact on primary-school children. According to the report many British teachers feel that young children should be excused from homework up  … Read more

Friday | 12 February | 2016 What do women want for Valentine’s Day?

Solette Swanepoel   Sunday is Valentine’s Day. But do you know what the woman in your life wants the most? Maybe you thought to opt for the usual red roses and heart shaped chocolates at your local supermarket. Or maybe you think that nothing would quite say “I love you”  … Read more

Friday | 12 February | 2016 For men: How to save money on Valentine’s Day

Nico Strydom       To many men Valentine’s Day means only one thing: a thinner wallet. However, you can still spoil your loved one without necessarily spending a small fortune. Although many believe that Valentine’s Day is just a devious gimmick to make money, it is not ideal for  … Read more

Friday | 05 February | 2016 Let your relationship sizzle with excitement!

Anja van den Berg   “How do we reignite our relationship?” is one of the most popular questions couples therapist Dr. Terri Orbuch, author of 5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage from Good to Great, gets asked. And it makes sense since it actually concerns all couples. The excitement  … Read more

Friday | 29 January | 2016 Mother tongue is invaluable for your child

Karen van der Berg   A child’s mother tongue is an instrument that lays the foundation for further development. This is the opinion of the well-known author, Leon Roussseau. Leon, in the 1980s, published the popular Storieman series for children, one of the biggest children’s book successes of our time.  … Read more

Friday | 15 January | 2016 Ring a Ring o’ Roses …

Karen van der Berg     Knowing that the summer months are long could be a great prospect for some. But any parent knows that to keep your child occupied for so many weeks is not an easy task. Annemie Lombard, an author, says she has a plan: Traditional games  … Read more

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