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10 baby sleep myths (2)

by By Cathryn Tobin

Here's the truth about the most common baby sleep misconceptions.

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Animal - assisted therapy history

by By Cara Mullin

A brief history of animals used in therapy in chronological order.

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Finding your child's passion

The story of Gillian Lynne.

read more


Is your child shy?

Learning to overcome being shy

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Separation anxiety in children

How to deal with separation anxiety in babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

read more


What is your child's love language?

Understanding your child's unique love language

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Does my child need occupational therapy?

A list of developmental problems in children that can benefit from occupational therapy.

read more


Does my child need speech therapy?

A checklist of warning signs to help parents work out if their child may need speech therapy.

read more


Midline crossing

by brought to you by Let Them Grow Baby Private Baby Day Care Centre

An explanation of crossing the midline in relation to a child's development.

read more


A playground - an investment for the future?

by by Tom Reynolds

The developmental benefits of playgrounds for children.

read more


Preparing your child for change

by by Cara Mullin

Useful tips on how to prepare your child for change.

read more


Discovering your child's talent

by By Lori Reardon

There is no greater gift than helping your child realise their gifts and fulfilling their dreams

read more


Complex learning disabilities

by by Karyn Coetzer

A learning disability is intrinsic and neurologically based. It affects the brain’s ability to receive, process and store information.

read more


Anxious, moody and whiny children

by by Cara Mullin

Tips for parenting anxious, moody and whiny children.

read more


Handwork promotes learning in children

by by Louisa Oberholzer

How handwork can benefit your child's brain and fine motor development.

read more


Does your child chew on her clothes and pencils?

by By Carina Taylor

Why some children chew and what to do about it - a sensory integrative perspective.

read more


Tips to encourage verbal language development in your baby

by by Carla Resnick

Ten tips to help you make the most of this pre-verbal stage and assist your baby on her road to talking.

read more


Sensory Integration (SI) and Sensory Integration Dysfunction (DSI)

by by Melanie Hartgill

A description of sensory integration and how to determine if your child has a sensory integration dysfunction.

read more


Anxieties and fears

by by Jenny da Silva

Things that go BUMP in the night: Helping your child deal with fear and anxiety.

read more


Toddler learning activities and tips

by by Liz Victor

Simple tips on how to encourage your toddler to learn and make sense of the world around him.

read more


Children and peer pressure

by by Rebecca Simpson

Encouraging resilience to peer pressure.

read more


Perfectionist children

by By Melanie Hartgill

The typical traits of the perfectionist child and the pros and cons thereof.

read more


Animal - assisted therapy

by By Cara Mullin

How animals can help special needs children.

read more


When fear becomes phobia

by by Jenny Da Silva

Causes and types of phobias and when to seek treatment.

read more


Shy children

by By Melanie Hartgill

Practical strategies to help shy children overcome shyness.

read more


Aggression in children

by by Melanie Hartgill

How to teach children to tame their aggressive instincts.

read more


Night terrors

by by Melanie Hartgill

Why children have night terrors and how to prevent them.

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Assistive technology

by By Microlink PC

How technology can help special needs children.

read more


Baby sign language

by by Carla Resnick

Simpler than sounds.

read more


Childhood friendships

by By Melanie Hartgill

Why friendships form an essential part of growing up and are vital to your child's development and growth.

read more


Communication skills

by By Prof. M.Srinivasa Rao

Communication skills is one of the top ten soft skills without which soft skills are irrelevant.

read more


Establishing dominance and crossing the midline©

by By Melanie Hartgill

How to recognise your child's dominant side and any midline crossing issues.

read more


Dealing with separation anxiety

by By Melanie Hartgill

Games to play to alleviate separation anxiety and tips for dealing with this natural distress.

read more


Developmental milestones for a 3 month old baby

by By Melanie Hartgill

Guidelines for what the average baby can do at 3 months.

read more


Developmental milestones for a 6 month old baby

by By Melanie Hartgill

Guidelines for what the average baby can do at 6 months.

read more


Developmental milestones for a 9 month old baby

by By Melanie Hartgill

Guidelines for what the average baby can do at 9 months.

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Developmental milestones for a 12 month old baby

by By Melanie Hartgill

Guidelines for what the average baby can do at 12 months.

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Developmental milestones for a 15 month old toddler

by By Melanie Hartgill

Guidelines for what the average baby can do at 15 months.

read more


Developmental milestones for a 18 month old toddler

by By Melanie Hartgill

Guidelines for what the average toddler can do at 18 months.

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Promoting emotional intelligence in your children

by By Melanie Hartgill

Tips for raising emotionally intelligent children.

read more


Developmental milestones for a 2 year old toddler

by By Melanie Hartgill

Guidelines for what the average toddler can do at 2 years.

read more


Developmental milestones for a 2 and a half year old child

by By Melanie Hartgill

Guidelines for what the average child can do at 2 and a half years.

read more


Developmental milestones for a 3 year old child

by By Melanie Hartgill

Guidelines for what the average child can do at 3 years.

read more


Developmental milestones for a 4 year old child

by By Melanie Hartgill

Guidelines for what the average child can do at 4 years.

read more


Developmental milestones for a 5 year old child

by By Melanie Hartgill

Guidelines for what the average child can do at 5 years.

read more


Does your child have a learning disability?

by By Melanie Hartgill

How to tell if your child has a learning disability.

read more


Encourage creativity development in children

by By Lara Chaitman

Play is the creative work of a child. It is the process that’s important, not the end product.

read more


Encouraging your baby to talk

by By Jackie Durnin

A little help on the road to talking.

read more


Equine assisted therapy

by By Reflectionz

A versatile, empowering and non-threatening model of therapy.

read more


Fine motor play and development

by By Melanie Hartgill

What sort of things can we do to help our children develop fine motor skills?

read more


Foster critical thinking in children

by By Cara Mullin

The importance of teaching children how to think and not what to think.

read more


How to be your child’s emotional coach

by By Cara Mullin

Discipline with empathy, lose the naughty step, gain psychology super powers.

read more


How to stimulate your baby's brain from an early age

by By Elizabeth Victor

Simple things that a parent can do to help ensure your child is equipped to deal with the challenges that face her.

read more


Self-esteem

by By Melanie Hartgill

An explanation of high and low self-esteem and how to boost your child’s self-esteem.

read more


Sleep and your newborn baby

by By Megan Faure and Ann Richardson

Facts about what to expect from your newborn baby with regards to sleeping and waking at night.

read more


Superheroes and children

by By Melanie Hartgill

A look at how continued exposure to superheroes on TV and in the movies affect children and their behaviour.

read more


Teens and creativity

by By Melanie Hartgill

The importance of creativity for teens and how to inspire your teen to be creative.

read more


The importance of a calming bedtime routine for babies

by By Megan Faure and Ann Richardson

The ideal bedtime routine for establishing good sleep habits for your baby and toddler.

read more


The benefits of hobbies for kids

by By Cara Mullin

The benefits of engaging in a hobby and how to encourage your child to take up a hobby.

read more


The importance of play for development

by By Melanie Hartgill

Gross motor activities that can help a child stimulate and strengthen his muscles.

read more


The value of play for children

by By Rae Pica

The benefits and value of child-directed and open-ended play that focuses on the process and not the end product.

read more


The value of pretend play for kids

by By Cara Mullin

5 pretend play ideas for your preschooler.

read more


The when’s and how’s of potty training

by By Melanie Hartgill

Guidelines on how to tell if your child is ready to be potty trained and how to get started.

read more


Top ten ways to raise emotionally intelligent kids

by By Mark Brandenburg

Ten ways to help your kids attain a high degree of emotional intelligence.

read more


Using music to calm your baby

by By JT

Music is a wonderful way for you to calm and soothe your baby, especially during the first year.

read more


Why children tell lies

by By Melanie Hartgill

Why children tell lies, when you need to be concerned and how to stop the lies and handle the situation appropriately.

read more


8 ways to protect your child's self-esteem

by By Naomi Aldort (An excerpt from her book Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves.)

The following are guiding ideas that will enhance your child's sense of safety and build trust in your relationship with him:

read more


10 baby sleep myths

by By Cathryn Tobin

Here's the truth about the most common baby sleep misconceptions.

read more






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Development

10 baby sleep myths (2)

by By Cathryn Tobin

Here's the truth about the most common baby sleep misconceptions.

read more

Animal - assisted therapy history

by By Cara Mullin

A brief history of animals used in therapy in chronological order.

read more

Finding your child's passion

The story of Gillian Lynne.

read more

Is your child shy?

Learning to overcome being shy

read more

Separation anxiety in children

How to deal with separation anxiety in babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

read more

What is your child's love language?

Understanding your child's unique love language

read more

Does my child need occupational therapy?

A list of developmental problems in children that can benefit from occupational therapy.

read more

Does my child need speech therapy?

A checklist of warning signs to help parents work out if their child may need speech therapy.

read more

Midline crossing

by brought to you by Let Them Grow Baby Private Baby Day Care Centre

An explanation of crossing the midline in relation to a child's development.

read more

A playground - an investment for the future?

by by Tom Reynolds

The developmental benefits of playgrounds for children.

read more

Preparing your child for change

by by Cara Mullin

Useful tips on how to prepare your child for change.

read more

Discovering your child's talent

by By Lori Reardon

There is no greater gift than helping your child realise their gifts and fulfilling their dreams

read more

Complex learning disabilities

by by Karyn Coetzer

A learning disability is intrinsic and neurologically based. It affects the brain’s ability to receive, process and store information.

read more

Anxious, moody and whiny children

by by Cara Mullin

Tips for parenting anxious, moody and whiny children.

read more

Handwork promotes learning in children

by by Louisa Oberholzer

How handwork can benefit your child's brain and fine motor development.

read more

Does your child chew on her clothes and pencils?

by By Carina Taylor

Why some children chew and what to do about it - a sensory integrative perspective.

read more

Tips to encourage verbal language development in your baby

by by Carla Resnick

Ten tips to help you make the most of this pre-verbal stage and assist your baby on her road to talking.

read more

Sensory Integration (SI) and Sensory Integration Dysfunction (DSI)

by by Melanie Hartgill

A description of sensory integration and how to determine if your child has a sensory integration dysfunction.

read more

Anxieties and fears

by by Jenny da Silva

Things that go BUMP in the night: Helping your child deal with fear and anxiety.

read more

Toddler learning activities and tips

by by Liz Victor

Simple tips on how to encourage your toddler to learn and make sense of the world around him.

read more

Children and peer pressure

by by Rebecca Simpson

Encouraging resilience to peer pressure.

read more

Perfectionist children

by By Melanie Hartgill

The typical traits of the perfectionist child and the pros and cons thereof.

read more

Animal - assisted therapy

by By Cara Mullin

How animals can help special needs children.

read more

When fear becomes phobia

by by Jenny Da Silva

Causes and types of phobias and when to seek treatment.

read more

Shy children

by By Melanie Hartgill

Practical strategies to help shy children overcome shyness.

read more

Aggression in children

by by Melanie Hartgill

How to teach children to tame their aggressive instincts.

read more

Night terrors

by by Melanie Hartgill

Why children have night terrors and how to prevent them.

read more

Assistive technology

by By Microlink PC

How technology can help special needs children.

read more

Baby sign language

by by Carla Resnick

Simpler than sounds.

read more

Childhood friendships

by By Melanie Hartgill

Why friendships form an essential part of growing up and are vital to your child's development and growth.

read more

Communication skills

by By Prof. M.Srinivasa Rao

Communication skills is one of the top ten soft skills without which soft skills are irrelevant.

read more

Establishing dominance and crossing the midline©

by By Melanie Hartgill

How to recognise your child's dominant side and any midline crossing issues.

read more

Dealing with separation anxiety

by By Melanie Hartgill

Games to play to alleviate separation anxiety and tips for dealing with this natural distress.

read more

Developmental milestones for a 3 month old baby

by By Melanie Hartgill

Guidelines for what the average baby can do at 3 months.

read more

Developmental milestones for a 6 month old baby

by By Melanie Hartgill

Guidelines for what the average baby can do at 6 months.

read more

Developmental milestones for a 9 month old baby

by By Melanie Hartgill

Guidelines for what the average baby can do at 9 months.

read more

Developmental milestones for a 12 month old baby

by By Melanie Hartgill

Guidelines for what the average baby can do at 12 months.

read more

Developmental milestones for a 15 month old toddler

by By Melanie Hartgill

Guidelines for what the average baby can do at 15 months.

read more

Developmental milestones for a 18 month old toddler

by By Melanie Hartgill

Guidelines for what the average toddler can do at 18 months.

read more

Promoting emotional intelligence in your children

by By Melanie Hartgill

Tips for raising emotionally intelligent children.

read more

Developmental milestones for a 2 year old toddler

by By Melanie Hartgill

Guidelines for what the average toddler can do at 2 years.

read more

Developmental milestones for a 2 and a half year old child

by By Melanie Hartgill

Guidelines for what the average child can do at 2 and a half years.

read more

Developmental milestones for a 3 year old child

by By Melanie Hartgill

Guidelines for what the average child can do at 3 years.

read more

Developmental milestones for a 4 year old child

by By Melanie Hartgill

Guidelines for what the average child can do at 4 years.

read more

Developmental milestones for a 5 year old child

by By Melanie Hartgill

Guidelines for what the average child can do at 5 years.

read more

Does your child have a learning disability?

by By Melanie Hartgill

How to tell if your child has a learning disability.

read more

Encourage creativity development in children

by By Lara Chaitman

Play is the creative work of a child. It is the process that’s important, not the end product.

read more

Encouraging your baby to talk

by By Jackie Durnin

A little help on the road to talking.

read more

Equine assisted therapy

by By Reflectionz

A versatile, empowering and non-threatening model of therapy.

read more

Fine motor play and development

by By Melanie Hartgill

What sort of things can we do to help our children develop fine motor skills?

read more

Foster critical thinking in children

by By Cara Mullin

The importance of teaching children how to think and not what to think.

read more

How to be your child’s emotional coach

by By Cara Mullin

Discipline with empathy, lose the naughty step, gain psychology super powers.

read more

How to stimulate your baby's brain from an early age

by By Elizabeth Victor

Simple things that a parent can do to help ensure your child is equipped to deal with the challenges that face her.

read more

Self-esteem

by By Melanie Hartgill

An explanation of high and low self-esteem and how to boost your child’s self-esteem.

read more

Sleep and your newborn baby

by By Megan Faure and Ann Richardson

Facts about what to expect from your newborn baby with regards to sleeping and waking at night.

read more

Superheroes and children

by By Melanie Hartgill

A look at how continued exposure to superheroes on TV and in the movies affect children and their behaviour.

read more

Teens and creativity

by By Melanie Hartgill

The importance of creativity for teens and how to inspire your teen to be creative.

read more

The importance of a calming bedtime routine for babies

by By Megan Faure and Ann Richardson

The ideal bedtime routine for establishing good sleep habits for your baby and toddler.

read more

The benefits of hobbies for kids

by By Cara Mullin

The benefits of engaging in a hobby and how to encourage your child to take up a hobby.

read more

The importance of play for development

by By Melanie Hartgill

Gross motor activities that can help a child stimulate and strengthen his muscles.

read more

The value of play for children

by By Rae Pica

The benefits and value of child-directed and open-ended play that focuses on the process and not the end product.

read more

The value of pretend play for kids

by By Cara Mullin

5 pretend play ideas for your preschooler.

read more

The when’s and how’s of potty training

by By Melanie Hartgill

Guidelines on how to tell if your child is ready to be potty trained and how to get started.

read more

Top ten ways to raise emotionally intelligent kids

by By Mark Brandenburg

Ten ways to help your kids attain a high degree of emotional intelligence.

read more

Using music to calm your baby

by By JT

Music is a wonderful way for you to calm and soothe your baby, especially during the first year.

read more

Why children tell lies

by By Melanie Hartgill

Why children tell lies, when you need to be concerned and how to stop the lies and handle the situation appropriately.

read more

8 ways to protect your child's self-esteem

by By Naomi Aldort (An excerpt from her book Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves.)

The following are guiding ideas that will enhance your child's sense of safety and build trust in your relationship with him:

read more

10 baby sleep myths

by By Cathryn Tobin

Here's the truth about the most common baby sleep misconceptions.

read more