The undeniable value of mom-friendship

The undeniable value of mom-friendship

Remember how much time you used to spend with your friends as you were growing up? They became more and more important to you as you got older and in fact, may have helped shape you into who you are today. And then life happened and you seem to have little time for yourself let alone time with friends, right?

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So, do kids need to travel with an Unabridged Birth Certificate, or not?

So, do kids need to travel with an Unabridged Birth Certificate, or not?

Parents will be relieved to know that the new Child’s Passport will now bear the parents details. This eliminates the need to apply for, collect, laminate then carry a file of certificates amongst all other luggage! Whew!

But please read the details below carefully. It is a process that will take some time, especially for those of us whose kids already have passports. Only new passport holders will benefit.

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Before you know it…

Before you know it…

Remember those carefree days when you were a kid? When the biggest decision you needed to make was whether you wanted chocolate or strawberry milkshake as your treat? And then, before you knew it, you were a teenager and worries were about how good your hairstyle was or if your clothes were fashionable enough.

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Support learning this Mandela Day. Here’s how…

Support learning this Mandela Day. Here’s how…

Sometimes we as parents get so focused on teaching our kids the basics of maths, reading, and writing that we forget about instilling important values such as caring for others and making a difference in the community. Mandela Day, which takes place on the 18th of July every year, offers you the opportunity to teach your kids about the difference that one person can make.

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Free 67 minute coding lessons for all learners across South Africa at iStore for Mandela Day

Free 67 minute coding lessons for all learners across South Africa at iStore for Mandela Day

Coding is fast becoming the most in-demand skill across all industries. Every App, computer programme and even microwave relies on code in order to operate. Teaching youth how to code ensures that we are prepared for a digital world. Does your child want to learn to code? Here’s their chance. In celebration of Mandela Day, iStore and Think Ahead are offering 670 learners  between the ages of 10-14 years old free 67 minute coding sessions.

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How to deal with a poor school report

How to deal with a poor school report

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.

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