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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

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

Year End Party time

Year End Party time

It’s one of our favorite things to do at Sitters4U; catering to functions. Generally speaking most of our staff are found working separately for private clients. It’s a tremendous opportunity to work together and have fun doing what we love! This last weekend we were blessed enough to work with over 100 children. We managed a number of rides including … Continue reading

Set for a Tobogganing Adventure

Set for a Tobogganing Adventure

Who needs  snow to feel like you have just entered a winter wonderland of adventure? Visit the Cool Runnings Tobogganing Park for a winter sport inspired experience. Propelled forward at thrilling speeds of up to 40 km p/h around 1200 m of tracks, whether the adventurous kid is you, your 10 year old or grandpa, … Continue reading

Wriggle and Rhyme Time

Wriggle and Rhyme Time

Are you looking for a fun way to introduce music to your children? Are your children aged between 6 months to 3 years of age? Do you reside in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town? If you answered yes to these questions, look no further, Wriggle and Rhyme is here to assist. Wriggle and Rhyme … Continue reading