Disturbing content slipping through YouTube’s “kid-friendly” filters (PAW Patrol, Peppa Pig etc))

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Platforms like Netflix and YouTube Kids can seem like the ideal digital daycare for busy parents who appreciate the educational and age-appropriate offerings as a way to keep their kids entertained and engaged while they try to manage other parts of their hectic lives. But as disturbing content starts slipping […]

Tips for Parents – from a Teacher who is also a Parent

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As a teacher who is also a parent with school-age children (age 7 and 9) these are my tips for parents. by Mel the Belle For happiness all round – your child’s, yours, and ours, here are a FEW tips from our birds’ eye view in the classroom: 1. Parents […]

Don’t Become the Wicked Witch! – How to Be a Good Stepmom

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Don’t Become the Wicked Witch! – Marrying a Man with Kids You’ve fallen in love – finally met the man of your dreams. Life is like a fairytale….but wait! Turn the page! Quick! He has children. And suddenly you no longer envision yourself as Cinderella, or Snow White. The only […]

Mom exercising walking with baby pram

Postnatal Health – How To Regain & Maintain Your Fitness

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There are many types of exercise that will stimulate your cardiovascular system, your circulation and breathing and help you to maintain a healthy heart, as well as toning muscle groups for better posture and overall well-being. If you do not wish or are unable to join a formal fitness class […]

How to be an Effective Father

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Dr David Molapo is an internationally recognized motivational speaker and management consultant. He has worked with many high profile people including former South African president Nelson Mandela. He holds two of South Africa’s most prestigious awards: the ‘Young Achiever of the Year’ and the ‘Four Outstanding South Africans’ Award. He […]

Teaching Children about Time

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Here are a few pointers that I use in the classroom to teach my learners about “Time”. These guidelines are particularly for young pupils (Grades 1, 2 and 3), but you can apply these to older students by extending the number ranges or making sure that your older child knows […]