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Tuesday | 11 June | 2019 The value of music and movement for your toddler

By Melodie Veldhuizen All children possess an innate music talent and sensitivity for rhythm. Just take note of how a baby who cannot even walk yet, moves her body to the beat of music. Music, together with movement, are important for children’s optimal development. What is the value of music  … Read more

Tuesday | 11 June | 2019 Your daughter: Raise her to become a strong woman

By Essie Bester To raise daughters is no easy task. It’s complicated. Messages of empowerment and impressive performances abound, but everywhere depression and anxiety are genuine threats. The growing influence of social media, mutual rivalry and the change in sexual norms place immense pressure on our children. And in some  … Read more

Tuesday | 11 June | 2019 How do you communicate with your adult child?

By Melodie Veldhuizen Many parents of adult chidren sometimes forget that their children have become independent, can make their own decisions and can think for themselves. This affects the way in which we communicate with them and sometimes it spoils the parent-child relationship. “If it is our aim to promote  … Read more

Tuesday | 11 June | 2019 Grilled cheese with fig and chicken

By Lea Brink ‘Grilled cheese’ bread out of this world. You will need: 6 slices white farm bread cut into three-centimetre thick slices ½ cup butter 500g cooked, finely chopped chicken 2 cups grated cheddar cheese 6 chopped fresh figs 2 tablespoons fig jam 4 tablespoons onion marmalade ¼ cup  … Read more

Tuesday | 11 June | 2019 Do violent video games make our children more violent?

By Marli Naidoo Video games can be a wonderful pastime for children. They can practise problem-solving, plan cities, take care of virtual pets and run races without sweating a drop. However, there are also thousands of violent games and many parents are not sure whether the advantages cancel out the  … Read more

Monday | 10 June | 2019 Recipe: Fried rump steak with garlic

By Lea Brink A quick supper. This rump steak needs to be of excellent quality. You will need: 500g rump steak, diced 200g potatoes, cut into wedges 100g sliced fresh pineapple 3 chopped cloves of garlic 1 cup olive oil 1 tablespoon dried oregano 1 tablespoon dried sage 1 tablespoon  … Read more

Monday | 10 June | 2019 Help, my pet has bad breath

By Melodie Veldhuizen Most cat and dog lovers have noted that their animal friends have bad breath. You can do something about it, if you know what the cause is. Some of the causes can be treated and even preventd, while others can only be treated at great cost. Pica.  … Read more

Monday | 10 June | 2019 Baked carrots with cheese

By Lea Brink We are always on the lookout for new side-dishes for Sunday dinner. This one will open a whole new world for you. You will need: 100g “crispy onions”. You will find this in the salad department of your supermarket. 10 peeled carrots ½ cup butter 3 chopped  … Read more

Monday | 10 June | 2019 Your toddler’s language development: screen time vs personal interaction

By Melodie Veldhuizen Language development is an important and essential milestone in every child’s life. But do you know the best way in which to develop their language skills optimally? Many parents think that screen time is the ideal way for children to learn a language and keep them busy  … Read more

Monday | 10 June | 2019 Throw a successful, inexpensive kids’ party

By Marli Naidoo For parents it is party season the whole year round and they are under pressure to impress. However, we are also under pressure due to inflation, and not everyone can afford a five-layer cake in the shape of a T-Rex. How can we limit the costs, but  … Read more

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