Its Youth Month at the Artscape!

Its Youth Month at the Artscape!

Artscape Theatre is planning an exhilarating entertainment line-up for Youth Month, making it the biggest in the theatre complex’s history. The inaugural month-long youth festival, which runs from Saturday 3 June to Saturday 15 July this year, will feature a host of productions, showcasing the diverse talents of Cape Town’s young people. Speaking at the … Continue reading

Weaning advice

Weaning advice

Its a very common question and one a lot of parents tend to struggle with, how do I wean my toddler off the night feed? Don’t worry, you are not alone in feeling like giving a bottle or breastfeed is the only and/or quickest way to get your toddler back to sleep when compared to what can … Continue reading

Do your kids need a Pet?

Do your kids need a Pet?

Caring for a pet really is a childhood rite of passage. The excitement of nurturing another being — which quickly becomes a best friend — is incomparable to anything else. The experience creates lifelong memories, and we always remember our first pet. But while it’s obvious that having a pet is entertaining and gives kids the warm … Continue reading

Look mom, I can dress myself!

Look mom, I can dress myself!

In small ways every day, allow your child to experiment with their self-confidence. If your child is pleased with something he has done, as long as it is not destructive or against a house rule, acknowledge his good efforts. This positive encouragement and praise will uplift his self-esteem and encourage him to keep trying. With … Continue reading

Anxiety, how to treat it and help children cope

Anxiety, how to treat it and help children cope

Treatment for Anxiety Disorders A child’s anxiety disorder can be treated by a mental health professional. A therapist can look at the symptoms, diagnose the specific anxiety disorder, and create a plan to help a child cope. A type of talk therapy called cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) is often used. In CBT, kids try out new … Continue reading

Anxiety disorders, signs, symptoms and causes

Anxiety disorders, signs, symptoms and causes

Anxiety Disorders Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health conditions. That’s partly because everyone experiences stress and worry. There are many different types of anxiety disorders, with different symptoms. But they all share one common trait — prolonged, intense anxiety that is out of proportion to the present situation and affects a person’s … Continue reading

What is anxiety and when is it normal?

What is anxiety and when is it normal?

What Is Anxiety? Anxiety is really just a form of stress. It can be experienced in many different ways — physically, emotionally, and in the way people view the world around them. Anxiety hugely relates to worrying about what might happen — worrying about things going wrong or feeling like you’re in some kind of … Continue reading

Table manners and Children

Table manners and Children

Your child must see you and the rest of the family setting the etiquette and good manners standards, be it at the dinner table, greeting people or answering the phone, how you interact with people and talk to them, in fact, with anything and everything you do. Remember you are never alone, their little eyes … Continue reading