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Your Kids Need Your Time

Although time is in short supply in our multitasking, digital lives, it’s all about being 100% present in the time that you do spend with your kids.

Positive Discipline 101

How can you tell if you’re taking your discipline techniques too far or not far enough? We've got some suggestions to help you ensure you parent positively

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Modern Dads Rock

The 21st century dad is no longer satisfied with a supporting role in his kids’ lives, he’s stepping up and is proud to share the load with his baby mama.

Winter Holiday Fun

Eagerly awaited by children but often dreaded by parents… yup, the winter school holidays are upon us! We share some ideas for fun things to do at home.

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Keep Your Kids Healthy this Winter

There are certainly ways to boost your child’s immune system which will result in a healthier child and fewer days off work for you.

Depression in toddlers

Childhood is typically viewed as a carefree, happy time. However, recent studies show that depression can affect even very young children.

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A Tribute to Special Moms

This Mother's Day, let’s all remember the women who have enabled so many others to become mothers by giving their babies up for adoption.

The birds and the bees talk

Talking to your kids about sex is right up there with sticking your hand into an open fire, right? Tricky? It doesn’t have to be.

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Life coaching for kids

No matter what a child’s experiences or challenges, they deserve to have the tools to equip them in dealing with life’s curveballs with confidence.

Life with your Newborn

Good news new mamas: a study by the baby brand Munchkin found that it takes new moms four months and 23 days to adjust to motherhood.

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Preparing for Adolescence

The transitional stage from childhood to adulthood can be a turbulent time. Here's how to deal with the hormonal ups and downs, Mom and Dad.

Paediatric advice a phone call away

Paed-IQ BabyLine offers Fedhealth members advice from registered nurses on home care, clinic referral, primary care referral, GP referral and after hours care.

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Time to relax or revise?

Times have changed, while this holiday break is much-deserved, time away from day-to-day learning can have a detrimental impact on your kids too.

Is your child being bullied?

How do we as parents help our kids to negotiate one of the most frightening aspects of school life? By giving them the tools to deal with bullies.

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YouTube and Small Kids

Don't leave young kids unattended in front of YouTube Kids.

School is back on.

With the 2019 school year in full swing, it’s goodbye to carefree summer days and hello to alarm clocks and new schedules… challenging, right?

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Childless by Choice

When it comes to embarking on the journey of parenthood, a lot of millennials are saying, “No thanks.”

Shame on Parent Shaming

Victoria and David Beckham were roasted after an image surfaced of their daughter (then age 4) with a pacifier in her mouth.

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Raising a Child with Mental Illness

Raising a healthy child is not easy, but raising a child with a mental illness is taking parenting to a whole new level, it’s life altering.

Brat-Proof Your Child

Times have changed and parenting styles have thankfully evolved.

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Raising Teens and Letting Go

Teens know how to push your buttons, right? We know, it’s not easy when your former easy-going kid turns from an angel into T-Rex Maximus in three seconds!

#GramSham

Celebrity Jo Lurie, challenged other celebrities to get real and show their unfiltered side because she wanted to promote truth telling!

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Seasonal Allergies and Your Baby

The breezy spring days and high pollen counts might have you sneezing and sniffling, it’s very unlikely that your infant is suffering from seasonal allergies

Bedwetting

Bedwetting is not pleasant for parents or children. In this article we talk about bedwetting from a parent's perspective.

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Potty Training Tricks.

You’re at the stage where you secretly wish child-rearing came with a manual, right? Maybe you’ve already dabbled in a few “less-than-successful” attempts in the potty training department, or maybe you are just clinging to the “no child is going to graduate high school in diapers” reassurance.

Platonic Parenting

It takes a village... Raising children is one of the hardest jobs, and doing it alone even harder.

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Teen Driving 101

You’ve taught them how to walk, you’ve helped them learn their ABCs, but this bittersweet milestone will certainly be one of the most memorable.

Nesting During Pregnancy

Around the third trimester of your pregnancy you might feel the urge to prepare every nook and cranny of your home to meet a tiny little stranger.

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Tips for the School Holidays

Nothing strikes fear into the heart of a mom more than the sound of the words “I’m bored”, right?Here are some amazing ideas to keep the kids busy the holidays.

Midlife Mamas

In this article we talk about what it's like to become a mother a little later in life.

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“Baby Brain” – Fact or Fiction

We've all heard pregnant women complaining about forgetfulness during pregnancy. In this article we share some helpful tips for new moms.

Decoding Colic

Crying of a weak new-born doesn't tugs at the heart-strings; it’s a blood-curdling scream turning their little face (and fists!) into a bright red colour.

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Why Dads Matter

Being a dad is one of life's greatest gifts. In this article we talk about the importance of a father's involvement in their children's lives.

Dating a Dad

So you've finally found "the one" but he comes with children from a previous relationship. Here's how you deal with dating a dad.

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Your Body After Baby

Now that you’re more or less settling into motherhood, you’ve turned your focus on “getting your body back. Here's how.

Stay at Home Dads

They pack lunches, change diapers, and sometimes sneak in trips to the ice cream shop before mom gets home. Stay-at-home dads are redefining gender roles.

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Tips for Busy Dads

We all know that being a parent is a full time job, but most parents have a "day job" too! Here's how to make time for your children.

#DadTalk

It's almost Father's Day and we're talking about ways to spoil dad that won't cost an arm and a leg. Read it here and get some ideas.

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Two Dads and a Kid.

Being a father is one of life's greatest blessings. In this article we look at families with two dads.

Adopting a Child

For some couples hoping to start a family, adoption might ultimately be the only option. Here we share what to expect as part of this journey.

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Preventing Burns in Children

Very young children have especially sensitive skin and even a burn from a cup of coffee can prove fatal.

Mum's The Word

Some of us rely on our mums constantly for guidance and support, while others may spend years battling not to turn into their mother’s mirror image.

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After a Miscarriage

The loss of a child in pregnancy is a terrible tragedy, something which can never un-happen. In this article we talk about surviving such a tragedy.

Back-To-Work After Baby

Going back to work after maternity leave could possibly be one of the hardest challenges a new mom has to face. Here's some tips to make the transition easier.

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Safe Medicine Storage Around Kids

Children aren’t able to recognise harmful substances. They’re attracted by colourful packaging and often can’t tell the difference between a tablet and a sweet.

Caring for a Child with Epilepsy

Here are a few tips to care for your epileptic child.

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The Hidden Signs of Epilepsy

Epilepsy should be diagnosed as early as possible to give your child the best chance for treatment success, a normal childhood and future.

Teen Suicide: Noticing the Signs

Suicide never seems like something your own child would do, because you know them deeply, don’t you?

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6 Ways to Help a Friend Who is Suicidal

If you have a friend who you think may be contemplating suicide, what can you do to help them?

Raising a Child with Diabetes

So, mom and dad, you’ve been dealt with a trauma that’s nearly incomprehensible and you feel overwhelmed and oh-so-very sad, and that’s okay to feel this way.

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Let's Talk Tween

The tween phase can get quite difficult for some of us. In this article we share some tips on raising tweens (children aged between 9 and 12).

Antibiotics and Your Child

When your child is sick, it is only natural that you want her to feel better as soon as possible. Be wary, though, because all that glitters is not gold.

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First-Day of School Jitters

Dropping your child off at school for their first day of school can be quite emotional both for mom and big boy or girl. In this blog we share some tips!

First Time Mom Baby Checklist

Baby's don't come with an instruction manual, but they do come with a shopping list. Here are all the things you need for your new bundle of joy.

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Thinking About Having a Baby?

Starting a family is very exciting! In our latest blog we talk about a few things to consider when you're thinking of having a baby.

Stepping in As Mom or Dad

Nobody enters a marriage anticipating divorce & children don’t look forward to the day their parents separate. Take a look at our advice on blending families

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Teaching Your Daughter Self Love

Teach your daughter about kindness towards others, but also towards herself. It’s important to value a world where we value all the women around us.

What's a Busy Dad to Do?

Balancing work and family life can be quite challenging, especially if you are a parent. In this article we share some ideas for dad.

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The Stay-At-Home Dad

Roles have been reversed for quite some time now, and many women are higher earners than their partners, the stay-at-home dad is becoming more common.

Spoiling Dad on Father's Day

It's not always easy to find the perfect gift for dad. In this blog we share some gift ideas that won't break the bank this Father's Day.

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Tips for Travelling Dads

Travelling frequently for work? Here are some tips to make it up to your kids!

Hold On To Your Kids

Staying connected to your teens can be quite challenging. In our latest blog we share some tips to stay connected.

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Are You Over-Medicating Your Child

In this blog we talk about when to medicate, and when not to your child.

Mom moments filled with wonder.

But amidst all of this, women choose to become mothers, generation after generation, following an instinct that runs through our veins.

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Six mom friends you'll meet.

One of the more surprising bonuses to becoming a mother is meeting new people who you instantly click with and become your friends.

Life lessons from a 3-year old.

On a more profound level our children have a lot more to teach us than the other way around.

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Breastfeeding Anytime, Anywhere

There's absolutely nothing wrong with breastfeeding in public, in this blog we talk about some ways to make it easier for more reserved moms.

The Cost of Having a Baby

Having a baby without cover by a medical aid can be quite costly, which is why we are encouraging you to join a medical aid before falling pregnant.

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Being a Cool Grandparent

Being a grandparent is one of life's greatest gifts! In this blog we talk about being a cool grandparent.

New Mommy Myths

Being a new mom can be quite overwhelming and listening to tall tales can only make it worse. Here we debunk some myths!

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Kids and Stress

Stress is affecting our children from a young age. In this article we share helpful tips for parents, teaching their children to deal with stress.

Thriving as a Single Parent

Parenting is hard enough, but being a single parent can be even more challenging, and probably not how you imagined raising your child. But it's not impossible.

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Teaching Kids Responsibility

It is very important to teach your children about responsibility from a young age. In this article we share some tips on how to do just that.

Wound Up Parent Syndrome

Wound Up Parent Syndrome - What is it exactly and do you suffer from it? In this blog we talk about WUPS and how to deal with it.

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Teaching Kids To Be Problem Solvers

Parenting is hard, on a good day. In this blog we share some tips on how to raise your children to be problem solvers.