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Friday | 13 December | 2019 Travelling during pregnancy

By Nico Strydom For many women travelling during pregnancy can be a concern as it requires extra planning and precautions. Pregnant women who intend travelling should talk to their doctor ahead of time so that they can be advised as to which inoculations are safe and what precautions they should  … Read more

Thursday | 12 December | 2019 Choosing the right pet for your child

By Dr Eugene Brink You’re thinking about treating your child by getting them a pet they can adore and spend time with. The spin-off is that they are taught some responsibility by caring for a living being. While this all sounds wonderful, it is advisable that you first assess what  … Read more

Thursday | 12 December | 2019 My child breaks everything

By Marli Naidoo There is always that one child who breaks his friends’ toys, dismantles his own possessions and tries to pull apart every shrub when he walks in the veld. What does one do if that child is yours? The traditional solution is punishment so that your child can  … Read more

Thursday | 12 December | 2019 Encourage your child to talk about emotions

By Essie Bester Your toddler has the capability to within seconds change from a happy, loving little person into a kicking, screaming being whom you hardly recognise as your own. This is emotionally exhausting and often a big embarrassment, especially if it takes place in public. Yet it is perfectly  … Read more

Wednesday | 11 December | 2019 Teaching your child to ride a bike

Dr. Eugene Brink There are many questions on how to teach your child to ride a bicycle. And to be honest, we’ve all forgotten the steps our own parents took to teach us to master this skill. We could eliminate plenty frustration (for us as parents) and pain (for our  … Read more

Wednesday | 11 December | 2019 Recipe: Black pepper corns beef fillet

Lea Brink On the hot Christmas day serve a cold beef fillet. You will need: 1 beef fillet (size of your choice) ¼ cup coarsely ground pepper corns 1 teaspoon coriander 1 teaspoon cumin 1 tablespoon oregano 1 teaspoon grated ginger 1 teaspoon chilli powder 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon  … Read more

Wednesday | 11 December | 2019 Teach children to show gratitude for gifts

By Marli Naidoo It’s time to open gifts and the kids want to jump out of their skin with excitement, while the parents break out in a cold sweat. How will your child react to his gifts? Hopefully he doesn’t cry when he opens his uncle’s gift. When your three-year-old  … Read more

Wednesday | 11 December | 2019 How to look out for dangerous toys

By Nico Strydom On the surface toys offer a wonderful way to keep children busy and can even be educational, but there are also toys that could be dangerous. Kirstie Haslam of DSC Attorneys, an attorney’s firm that specialises in personal injuries, says dangerous toys are available online and in  … Read more

Wednesday | 11 December | 2019 Recipe: Luxurious cous-cous salad with walnuts

Lea Brink Whether your Christmas dinner is early or late in the afternoon, this salad will last perfectly the whole day. You will need: 2½ cups cous-cous ½ cup halved red cherry tomatoes ½ cup halved yellow cherry tomatoes 1 avocado pear, sliced ½ chopped chilli pepper ½ cup tinned  … Read more

Wednesday | 11 December | 2019 Recipe: Pineapple and apple marinated ham

Lea Brink Smoked ham for a cold-meat Christmas dinner. You will need: 500g smoked ham 240g finely crushed canned pineapple pieces ½ cup barbeque sauce (purchased sauce of your choice) 4 Granny Smith apples, finely sliced ¼ cup full-grain mustard 1 teaspoon paprika ¼ cup honey 1 tablespoon chopped sage  … Read more

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