Teach Your Kids About Recycling Common Items

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Great Tips for Parenting Teenagers
By Byron Jonas
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Things You May Need When Going Home With A New Baby
By Byron Jonas
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Fun Things To Do With Your New Baby
By Byron Jonas
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Silva Star - Product Update
We at Silva Star, have recently launched our new range of interchangeable photo handbags.
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What parents should know about probiotics
Quote: "The benefits of probiotics in gut health are driving customers demand. And growth in probiotic sales is expected to reach 197 billion euros in 2007!"
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Autism is an extremely prevalent condition, but what is it?
In December 2009 the Centre of Disease Control in America in a news conference announced that their research is showing that 1 in 110 children born will have an Autism Spectrum Disorder. In South Africa this equates to a child with autism being born close to EVERY HOUR....
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Being Together
Reflecting on how so many families have punishing daily schedules, it came to me that perhaps the danger lies in the compartmentalizing of each task in order to `get through` all that has to be done. I wonder whether it would feel better if there was more `going alongside` one another – more of a tolerable muddle, if you know what I mean..
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"Your Time Our Time"
How often do we find articles in Womens Magazines urging Women and Mums to have some `ME TIME` - but what is `ME TIME` and why do we feel guilty when we have `ME TIME`…
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Saving Water and Electricity by cutting out Detergents
In recent years, the environment has taken center stage in the global economy, with some experts suggesting that even in South Africa it will soon come to rival black economic empowerment as a business prerogative.
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Mom`s the Word
First-time moms can feel somewhat daunted in having to get to grips with their new baba and his or her demands - particularly if mom has decided to breastfeed..
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Fussy eaters: Help at Hand!
Toddlers can be very difficult and fussy eaters. All moms know at some stage the exasperation of having a child who just will not eat..
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Milk Matters
Milk Matters, the Cape Town based breastmilk bank, has been supplying hospitals with pasteurised donor breastmilk since 2004 and has just signed up the 500th breastmilk donor..
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Father`s Day has Hit the Ground Running!

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Sensory Intelligence for 21st Century Parents
Sensory intelligence is the insight and awareness of the primitive sensory wiring of our brains and the effect it has on every day living. How we interpret and interact with the world is the product of sensory filtering through the senses.
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More Magic..
The things that add magic to your children`s lives are the ones that give them space and freedom to exercise their own imaginations.
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24h Pharmacies in Cape Town
Looking for a pharmacy for any hour of the day/night?
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Keeping your children safe on the road
Whether you are using an au pair, a driver, a lift service or transporting your own children it is vital to ensure their safety at all times. The driver of any vehicle with children in it must ensure that they change their normal driving attitude and be extra careful on our roads.
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Mommy Clowns
Clowns these days don`t necessarily wear funny hats, striped clothing, shoes that are too big, braces to hold up their big pants or have their faces painted. Any Mom can take a look in the mirror and see for herself. These days juggling, entertaining and doing silly things isn`t just for clowns, there really isn`t too much difference between a mom and a clown at the end of the day.
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Be a Life-Saver next summer!
Article - Oh my goodness! Summer is here! Sunshine, braai’s, beach, holiday trips, hiking and camping.
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Keeping kids happy on rainy days!
Article - Videos, DVDs and TV can only keep them occupied for so long, and anyhow, research indicates that Television can and does stunt intellectual development, limit the use and development of imagination, and on the whole, too much TV results in couch potato kids! So… how do we as parents keep our kids, happy, and entertained on rainy and windy days?
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Developmental Stimulation
Article - Is intelligence fixed at birth?
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What to do for your kids birthday?
1st to 7th birthdays..
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More Outdoor Activities at Home
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More Activities to do Indoors
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What is happening within Mommys tummy?
Article - Dates can be so confusing! The gestational age of baby is taken from the first day of mommy's last menstrual period, but mommy isn't actually pregnant until approximately two weeks later when ovulation occurs. In this article, we are looking at the dates according to the last menstrual period (unless mentioned otherwise) to correspond with the dates given to you by your doctor.
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Monkeynastix leading the way
Article - Movement is as natural to children as breathing and almost as essential. The Monkeynastix programme provides children with a myriad of different movement experiences in different contexts in order for them to discover the unlimited possibilities that exist in physical activity.
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Kid Your Children
Article - There is no mystery – most children do too little exercise and eat a diet packed with junk food. A recent survey revealed that nine out of ten toddlers eat junk food every day, with chocolate, biscuits, crisps, chips and chicken nuggets appearing in their 10 favourite foods.
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Going green with environmental passion
Article - Catherine Morris has always had a strong background in environmental activism. In 2006, she was travelling in Thailand and saw a display of biodegradable “replacement to polystyrene” - take away food containers made from tapioca starch.
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Bio-fuel plastic
Article - Just about every magazine today is offering tips on how to live a more “eco-friendly” lifestyle and you can hardly open a newspaper without a reference to the impact of global warming. Even our Finance Minister, Trevor Manuel, has been heard uttering the word “green” when it comes to the national budget. So, it should come as no surprise that that consumer demand for a biodegradable alternative to plastic is becoming hard to ignore.
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Dancing for the Young Child
In a dance class, young children learn skills such as listening carefully and not talking while instructions are being given.
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Editorial Content - Console Care Agency
Console Care Agency was established in 2002, and has since initiated a trusted reputation through the placement of reliable and affordable Home Care Givers, Childminders and Companions.
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EQuip your child with EQ!
We live in the 21st Century where we, as parents strive to give our children the best of everything so that they may happy, content and completely loved.
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The advantages and disadvantages of employing an au pair
Article - If you haven’t quite decided whether or not to employ the services of an Au pair, then this list of advantages will surely help to convince you that there are far more advantages than disadvantages when making this important decision.
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Party Planning and Ideas
Article - Planning a kid’s birthday party may seem like a stressful occasion but it doesn’t have to be. The first place to start when planning your child’s special day is with a party theme together with your budget.
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Food allergies and probiotic bacteria
Article - Approximately 15% of children born in the Western countries are currently affected by one or other type of immunologically mediated hypersensitivity to foods i.e., food allergies (Plummer and Wood, 2002).
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Your Baby and Probiotic Bacteria
Article - Approximately 15% of children born in the Western countries are currently affected by one or other type of immunologically mediated hypersensitivity to foods i.e., food allergies (Plummer and Wood, 2002).
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Your Pregnancy and Probiotics
Article - With the number of children suffering from asthma and various types of food allergies growing at an alarming rate, each expecting mother is probably asking herself whether there is anything she can do to help her child avoid these problems.
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Time, Stress, and a Baby
Article - The main thing we noticed since having a baby is that time is a more valuable good. We do not have enough time for many things or time is really tight to accomplish certain tasks before the next feeding time has come.
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Guide to Parenting
Article - This is a short article that provides guidance and ideas on effective parenting, and is an extract from the Prevention and Education Manual published by Childline South Africa.
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Safety in Numbers
Important Emergency Numbers for every family
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Swim Safe
Article - Drowning remains one of the top causes of unnatural childhood death in South Africa. According to recent statistics released by private hospital group Netcare, nearly 72% of near-drownings occur around the home and only 1.22% at the beach. Three-year-old children seem particularly vulnerable and constitute 45.45% of the total.
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