Divorce – can your child survive?

2024-03-21T21:02:05+00:00By |Children's Corner|

Sometimes the Jerichos in our lives crumble overnight. In other instances it is a slow process, where one brick is removed at a time to eventually dismantle a stronghold. Marriages often end in divorce in just this way, and the process overwhelms not only the couple, but also the lives of their children. Walk this journey with Nicolette Ferreira as she explores one of the most profound changes that a child can face.

Communicating with Stressed Children

2023-08-20T10:33:32+00:00By |Children's Corner|

Every child lives out his or her unique life story. Each one is a story about an individual human being on his journey through life, living through countless unique experiences. Inevitably, many of these experiences will be difficult and stressful. It may make a huge difference to his future life if he can share these difficulties with someone. Can we as parents and child caregivers be there for our children and how do we best support them?

Build your Child’s Confidence

2023-06-25T14:03:39+00:00By |Children's Corner|

A confident child is the most amazing magnet, drawing friends, opportunities and success to himself with absolute ease. A confident child is often a popular child, sometimes the teacher’s pet, and often the centre of attention when the family gets together. On holiday it doesn’t take long before a new friend is made. Things just come so easily to him.

ABC with Omega-3

2023-04-28T12:26:56+00:00By |Children's Corner|

Nutrition is an important factor in providing children with the building blocks they need for optimal cognitive development, and recent research highlights the role omega-3 fatty acids may play in reading, cognition and behaviour in children.

A Healthy Children’s Party

2023-02-22T18:51:46+00:00By |Children's Corner|

Happily, more and more parents are trying to cultivate good eating habits in their children at home and at school, and are educating themselves on nutrition. This is good news because the shift towards healthier food is becoming irreversible. But what about the annual birthday party, with its tradition of high-sugar foods and loaded goodie bags – how do we cope here?

Children and their Habits

2022-07-09T14:34:48+00:00By |Children's Corner|

How often do you find yourself the centre of unwanted attention in the supermarket, as your three-year-old screams louder than ten vuvuzelas? Ann Gadd takes a look at children’s more unattractive habits, starting with tots who have tantrums.

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