Parenting, Home and Family

07

Jul'18

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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17

May'18

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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14

Oct'17

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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14

Oct'17

Learning and Staying in Shape Key to Longer Lifespan, Study Finds

People who are overweight cut their life expectancy by two months for every extra kilogram of weight they carry, research suggests. This major study has also found that education leads to a longer life, with almost a year added for each year spent studying beyond school.

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24

Sep'17

Good Parenting Requires Accountability

How do parents instill a sense of accountability and personal responsibility in their children without coming across like prison wardens? The first step is to develop standards of behaviour that are clearly defined and age appropriate. A three-year-old may not be able to understand....

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03

Sep'17

Living Room Decorating Ideas

Your home is your sanctuary and you’re getting tired of the boring atmosphere you’re living in. The good news is that you don’t have to spend all your money re-decorating your home. Here are five simple tips to help you jazz up and snazzy up your living room.

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11

Aug'17

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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24

May'17

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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13

May'17

Bilingual Babies Learn Languages Faster than Monolingual Babies

Some parents may worry whether teaching their babies two languages concurrently will overburden their babies' minds, while some may wonder if babies get confused learning two very different languages from birth. These concerns are unfounded, according to the latest findings by psychologists from the National University of Singapore (NUS).

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29

Apr'17

Bilingual Baby Brains Show Increased Activity in Executive Function Regions

Many brain studies show that bilingual adults have more activity in areas associated with executive function, a set of mental abilities that includes problem-solving, shifting attention and other desirable cognitive traits. Now new findings reveal that this bilingualism-related difference in brain activity is evident as early as 11 months of age...

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