With school registrations for Grade 1 and Grade 8 opening on 13 May, parents are worried not only about whether their children will get a place at school, but also where that school will be.
If you dread the thought of registering your child with the GDE, if you are anxious that your child’s placement will be less than ideal, or if you are simply curious about other options, here are a few alternatives to traditional government schools to consider. Read more
Home education is a wonderful, worthwhile journey, but knowing where to start can be overwhelming. So, whether you are just beginning this journey, or whether you are already a seasoned home schooler, here are a few tips to ensure success. Read more
December has barely started, and you’ve already tried every boredom busting activity you can think of. Don’t worry, here are 26 fun and festive ideas to keep the kids entertained during the holidays. Read more
What most parents of school-age children can agree on, however, is that once the school holidays end, there simply aren’t enough hours in the day. Here are ten tips to help you find (some) balance if your life turns into a juggling act when the children head back to school. Read more
Not sure what to do with the kids during the school holidays? Here is an A to Z of boredom busting fun activities for kids Read more
As a parent, you want your child to do well in school. So, what do you do when their report card doesn’t reflect their academic potential – or your expectations? The most important thing is not to react with disappointment. A bad report or poor grade is often a red flag for a potential problem area, not a measure of your child’s worth… or your parenting skills. Read more
Back to school is always a big transition, not only for children but also for parents. With a little planning, you can make going back to school simple and stress-free. Read more
The first thing parents usually consider when looking for a preschool for their precious little bundle is location and price. However, while cost and convenience are important, there are several other factors that should also be considered. Read more
Does the concept of home education apply to preschool children? And if so, at what age should you start?
Home education certainly does apply to preschoolers, perhaps just in a slightly different way than you imagined. Read more
Your usually upbeat child is cranky and irritable, she has suddenly acquired a string of ailments, and bedtime has become a battle with her yelling, crying and refusing to go to sleep Read more
The number of autism cases are increasing worldwide. Yet the symptoms of this conditions are often so vague and subtle that parents and even medical experts find it difficult to pinpoint what exactly is wrong with a child. Read more
Aside from a lack of viable schools, the reasons parents educate their children with special needs at home vary. They may be frustrated that schools are unable to provide the services their child needs, t Read more
If your children are at an age where they are starting to dread the madness that comes with visiting family this Christmas – learning what others do to celebrate Christmas might make them appreciate their own weird and wonderful family and traditions a little more! Read more