The Benefits of Martial Arts for Kids

Nowadays, our children are victims of the modern world, in which technology is the leading example of how to NOT get raised properly. We let our children expose themselves to the world through their mobile and desktop devices and often forget how exercise is important. Apart from exercise and movement as a prerequisite of every child, the values in life such as self-control, confidence, strength … Continue reading The Benefits of Martial Arts for Kids

Easy like Sunday Morning Chicken Recipes

Many moms (myself included) find cooking stressful and time consuming. It’s also challenging to come up with a dish that everyone will enjoy and caters to dietary requirements. Here are 2 quick and easy ideas for making chicken. Recipe 1 Ingredients: Chicken pieces, Tomato Sauce, Chutney and Coke (can substitute with Tab or Diet Coke) Instructions: Measure out equal quantities of Tomato Sauce, Chutney and … Continue reading Easy like Sunday Morning Chicken Recipes

Psychological Benefits of Exercise for Kids

It is a well known fact that exercise has many physical benefits, but what are the benefits of exercise on your children’s psychological well being? Whether you are partaking in sports, going to a park, climbing the jungle gym or taking a walk, physical activity allows you to unwind, build self esteem, get active and engage with others. Exercise reduces depression and improves your mood. … Continue reading Psychological Benefits of Exercise for Kids

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 launch of the programme, Artscape CEO Marlene le Roux said … Continue reading Its Youth Month at the Artscape!

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 time he’ll naturally learn that the zipper goes in the … Continue reading Look Mom, I can Dress Myself!