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Beating the Back to School Rush

23 October 2018
Let’s face it – back to school 2019 is something most of us will only really think about either late in 2018, or a day or two before school starts in the new year. It’s known as the ‘back to school rush’, where frantic moms and dads across the nation descend upon shopping centers and school uniform outlets trying desperately to get the last few items on their child’s itinerary for the new school year. To prevent this January madness, we suggest following a pha…

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Motivating Children at School & Home

23 August 2018
Most modern parents and teachers will use one of two techniques to motivate their children or students. The first method relies on negative consequences, as in no TV for a week if you don’t pass. The second method uses positive affirmations, as in you did a good job, and next time you’ll do even better. There’s little doubt as to which method of motivation is better for a child’s development, and this article looks at how we as parents and teachers can leverage positive affirmations to e…

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5 Ways To Get Organised These School Holidays

23 February 2018
If you’re like most South African parents, you’re either terribly frightened or overly excited about the winter school holidays. The fearful worry about what their kids can do to pass the time while on vacation, while the excited are more than likely waiting to drop their little one’s off at Aunty Margery’s house for some much-needed parental alone time. Either way, a school holiday is the perfect chance to recollect, refresh and rejuvenate.   How to Get Organised During School Holi…

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Top 5 Dinner Ideas for Busy Families

23 February 2018
The Dilemma We all know what it is like to have to constantly think of exciting, nutritious, tasty meals that the whole family will eat! If you are anything like we are then you will understand that the “what to have for dinner” struggle is very real. So we have been on a search lately to bring our awesome clients some inspiring dinner ideas. This one is for all the moms (and possibly a few dads) out there who struggle to think of what to make for dinner every night. We have compile…

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The most durable way to label kids clothing

23 February 2018
Kids Labels: A brief history Kids Labels have been around for decades in one form or another. One of my most vivid memories is of my mother frantically labelling stationery and clothing the night before school was due to start! Back then we used permanent marker (which never lasted more than a couple of washes) or we used to write our names on pieces of paper and sellotape them to our pens and pencils! These days, companies that manufacture kid’s labels have come to the 21st century mom’s re…

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