Parenting, Home and Family



Online Solutions for Reading and Language Problems: The New Normal?

Edublox investigates the merits of online and home-based intervention programmes for households with internet connections and provides tips to parents on how to navigate this difficult situation as we embark on a post-lockdown world.

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6 Facts About How Emojis Are Changing the Way We Communicate

17 July is World Emoji Day, an unofficial holiday deemed as a "global celebration of the emoji,” which are ideograms and smileys used in electronic messages and web pages. Here are a few interesting facts to mark this occasion.

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The Benefits of Collecting Things

South African parents have had their fair share of collection crazes over the last couple of years. Although many of these collectibles may now be forgotten at the bottom of their children’s toy chests, the phenomenon poses the question – does it benefit a child to build a collection of some sort?

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Can Screen Time Replace Reading?

It’s a fair question for parents to think about: will it influence my child negatively to allow screen time if they prefer it over reading? Edublox investigates and shares a few tips on how to get your child excited about reading books.

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When Bad Behaviour Indicates A Need For Intervention

If a five-year-old child misbehaves and blames an imaginary friend, parents don’t usually become alarmed. They correct the child and move on. But what about an eight-year-old who hears voices and feels threatened by something she can’t explain?

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Quotes on Parenthood

Your first breath took ours away... Pardon the mess, my children are making memories... There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved... The best things in life are not things...

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Video Goes Viral: “A Normal Day”

Vlogger Esther Anderson created “A Normal Day,” a video that shows a mom’s exhausting day with her two young children from both her perspective and her daughter’s perspective. While the mom is worn out trying to keep it together with a crying infant and messy toddler, her daughter’s memories show something really special.

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Video: Tips on How to Read with Your Child

Reading aloud with your child is an important part of their education. It teaches them how to speak fluently and listen carefully in the journey to eventually read by themselves. Here are a few tips to help parents to make reading time as effective as possible.

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Video: Three Tips to Boost Your Teenager’s Self-confidence

When faced with a big challenge where potential failure seems to lurk at every corner, you’ve probably heard the advice, “Be more confident!” So what is confidence, really? Where does it come from, and how can you get more of it? Here are three easy tips to boost your teenager's self-confidence.

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