Is vigorous exercise safe during the third trimester of pregnancy?

Expectant mothers receive an avalanche of information about potential risks to their baby. There’s a growing list of foods, toxins and environmental threats to avoid. It’s normal for this to lead to an increased level...

What’s the best way to teach children a second language? New research produces surprising...

People often assume that children learn new languages easily and without effort, regardless of the situation they find themselves in. But is it really true that children soak up language like sponges? Research has shown that children are...

Parents can help kids catch up in reading with a 10-minute daily routine

Because I conduct research about reading, parents often ask me the same question: “What can I do to help my child become a better reader?” I always give them the same advice: “Read with your children. Enjoy...

Is your child addicted to screens? Here’s what you can do about it

Luke’s parents gave him a cell phone last year for his 10th birthday. Since then, the amount of time he spends playing video games on and off his phone has increased. Luke has gained weight and...

Is it safe to drink alcohol while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to drink alcohol and breastfeed? As physicians, we have always cautioned patients not to. As mothers, we look forward to the occasional glass of wine. We also know that drinking while breastfeeding remains...

PREPARING YOUR CHILD FOR “BIG SCHOOL”

There are many new experiences, perspectives and conversations that come with the advent of parenthood. Suddenly you find yourself discussing at length, and listening intensely to other parents, on topics that you never before dreamed...

CARING FOR AGEING PARENTS

Taking responsibility for your ageing parents is often a challenging time; open and honest discussion is important for everyone involved. Whether you’re 16 or 46, your parents are always going to be your parents. It’s hard to imagine anything...

DO YOU REACT OR RESPOND?

Making a conscious choice. Your choice will make the world of difference to your child’s development. American motivational speaker Zig Ziglar once said there is a big difference in the words ‘react’ and ‘respond’. ‘Just imagine going to the doctor and...

Reclaim Your Waist: Diet Plan

Following the right diet plan for your body is they key to reclaiming your waist and looking and feeling your best. Dr Christiane Northrup, doctor and regular on The Oprah Show, has battled with her own...

Key Pieces For Winter Layering

Back to basics The most essential part about layering is your base layer. Stock up on great quality thermal underwear and you won’t need a ridiculous amount of clothes in order to keep warm! R180, S to...

Recent Posts