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Diana Du Plessis on behalf of Philips Mother and Child Division

Rest is critical for everyone

Diana Du Plessis on behalf of Philips Mother and Child Division

In an increasingly competitive world, young people writing exams are arguably under more pressure than ever before, knowing that their results need to give them an advantage when applying for higher education or employment. Unfortunately, this means that they are also exposed to increasingly higher levels of stress – stress that can, if not managed properly, become debilitating and even affect their performance.

How to help your teenager cope with exam stress

In an increasingly competitive world, young people writing exams are arguably under more pressure than ever before, knowing that their results need to give them an advantage when applying for higher education or employment. Unfortunately, this means that they are also exposed to increasingly higher levels of stress – stress that can, if not managed properly, become debilitating and even affect their performance.

If you think about it, the comment, “I will wait until it breaks”, is completely illogical. It doesn’t make any sense.

But it isn’t hurting!

If you think about it, the comment, “I will wait until it breaks”, is completely illogical. It doesn’t make any sense.

My early morning meeting began today with a rather frazzled mother of three rushing in at the last minute, gratefully grabbing a cup of coffee, and then collapsing on her chair with the desperate plea, “Your kids are bigger than mine… tell me this gets easier!”

Does it get any easier?

My early morning meeting began today with a rather frazzled mother of three rushing in at the last minute, gratefully grabbing a cup of coffee, and then collapsing on her chair with the desperate plea, “Your kids are bigger than mine… tell me this gets easier!”

Thanks to busy schedules, various extra-murals and other social appointments, kids spend a lot of time on the road, and many families rely on additional help to get everyone to their activities on time. How can you be assured of your kids safety when picked up by anyone but yourself?

Keeping your kids safe when you cannot drive them yourself

Thanks to busy schedules, various extra-murals and other social appointments, kids spend a lot of time on the road, and many families rely on additional help to get everyone to their activities on time. How can you be assured of your kids safety when picked up by anyone but yourself?

There's a saying that goes "We have two ears and one mouth - so that we can listen more than we speak".

Active vs. Passive Listening

There's a saying that goes "We have two ears and one mouth - so that we can listen more than we speak".

Raising a teenager is strange beast. It’s not like watching your sweet baby morph into a tantrum throwing toddler or your toddler transform into a reading and writing little boy.

Raising a teenager is a strange beast

Raising a teenager is strange beast. It’s not like watching your sweet baby morph into a tantrum throwing toddler or your toddler transform into a reading and writing little boy.

We're going to talk about the information you should give to your child's daycare provider in this article. #childcare #parenting #daycare Toddler Daycare, Developmental Delays, Pregnancy Information, Mental Health Disorders, Nursery School, Bedtime Routine, Medical History, Phobias, Special Needs

What Information Should I Give My Daycare?

We're going to talk about the information you should give to your child's daycare provider in this article. #childcare #parenting #daycare

The three R’s of learning are reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmetic. The question for all parents is, how do their children measure up in these three crucial areas?

Reading, 'riting and 'rithmetic – How does your child measure up? | Parenting Hub

The three R’s of learning are reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmetic. The question for all parents is, how do their children measure up in these three crucial areas?

The onset of adolescence is a very challenging time for both teens and their parents. It is a time that is marked with rapid changes, and it is also when many expectations are placed onto teenagers – academic and sporting responsibilities, social pressures, the development of self identity and emerging freedoms. With increased independence come increased responsibility and the pressure to fit into social groups.

Sensory Smart Teenagers | Parenting Hub

The onset of adolescence is a very challenging time for both teens and their parents. It is a time that is marked with rapid changes, and it is also when many expectations are placed onto teenagers – academic and sporting responsibilities, social pressures, the development of self identity and emerging freedoms. With increased independence come increased responsibility and the pressure to fit into social groups.

Our whole life revolves around relationships. In fact we were born to be in relationships and to have a connection with others – we are social animals by nature, we need to be social to survive and society determines our human personality.

The 6 key significant relationships in our lifetime | Parenting Hub

Our whole life revolves around relationships. In fact we were born to be in relationships and to have a connection with others – we are social animals by nature, we need to be social to survive and society determines our human personality.

Large families are a lot more common that you think today. With many people getting divorced it is very common for blended families to end up with 4 or even more children. People still react with shock when they hear people say “oh I have four kids” and generally follow it with, “How do you cope.”

Large families are a lot more common than you think | Parenting Hub

Large families are a lot more common that you think today. With many people getting divorced it is very common for blended families to end up with 4 or even more children. People still react with shock when they hear people say “oh I have four kids” and generally follow it with, “How do you cope.”

Parental Alienation is a term which has become synonym with acrimonious divorces and seems to become an increasing and concerning problem.

Parental Alienation | Parenting Hub

Parental Alienation is a term which has become synonym with acrimonious divorces and seems to become an increasing and concerning problem.

This evening my husband came home and said to me, “Your hair looks lovely!” and while I desperately tried to remember what I had done differently to it today, not sure if I had even looked in the mirror at all today, he continued with, “I like the Bornean thing you have going on.”

Lower Your Standards | Parenting Hub

This evening my husband came home and said to me, “Your hair looks lovely!” and while I desperately tried to remember what I had done differently to it today, not sure if I had even looked in the mirror at all today, he continued with, “I like the Bornean thing you have going on.”

Divorce is unpleasant, emotional and can be a downright hurtful experience. The problem is that we sometimes forget that we aren’t the only ones experiencing this pain. Often our children suffer an unnecessary degree of hurt as a result of our incompatibility with our chosen partner…

Help your toddler survive your divorce | Parenting Hub

Divorce is unpleasant, emotional and can be a downright hurtful experience. The problem is that we sometimes forget that we aren’t the only ones experiencing this pain. Often our children suffer an unnecessary degree of hurt as a result of our incompatibility with our chosen partner…

All around the world famous landmarks have been lit up with blue lights - a great way for the world to notice that autism is real, it impacts more people than we can imagine and there is still so much to learn about the condition.

Autism and the Senses – A Parent's Guide | Parenting Hub

All around the world famous landmarks have been lit up with blue lights - a great way for the world to notice that autism is real, it impacts more people than we can imagine and there is still so much to learn about the condition.