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Analogue Parents – Digital Children
Dear Parents, Educationally speaking, much has been written and spoken about on the subject of Information, Communication and Technology (I.C.T.) in the last few years and rightly so. Some of the information has been biased either for or against the topic, other articles have been aimed at being sensationalistic with ...
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Preparing for Assessments
We are nearing that time of year again where we head into our year-end Assessments, and this can bring about a lot of anxiety, stress and pressure for both us as parents and our children – in fact, at times, we feel it more than our children do! I do ...
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Five Steps to Mindfulness
You can learn how to create a moment of joy, a feeling of happiness, at any time of the day. Explore these 5 simple steps to enjoy more mindfulness. Mindfulness is the energy that helps us recognize the conditions of happiness that are already present in our lives. You don’t ...
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Heritage of the Rainbow Nation
This Sunday, 24th September, we South Africans celebrate our National Heritage Day… so get together with friends and family, slap some boerewors on the braai, eat, drink and be merry. Even better, sleep in on Monday, since we (some of us) have the day off from work. Heritage Day is ...
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The holidays begin…
As we begin our August holiday, I thought I would consider the benefits of school holidays and the impact that they have on our families.  Like everything in life, school holidays affect people differently, so how do the holidays affect you? Young people always look forward to school holidays and ...
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Developing Your Child’s Emotional Intelligence
One of the roles that both parents and teachers share is the development of your child’s emotional intelligence. We all like to think our children are academically ‘on-track’ and perhaps yours does show an early affinity for numbers or is reading at a Grade 5 level while still in Grade ...
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School Safety – A Shared Responsibility
“There is no silver bullet when it comes to protecting Schools. Keeping students safe is the responsibility of the entire community” (Justine Brown: Emergency Management. So as we see and hear of the rise in violence at schools not only in the U.S.A., but also in our own public schools, ...
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Man Flu – It’s No Laughing Matter
I hope you will indulge me this week as I break away from educational matters and talk about something which we, as men, take a lot of stick for – man flu! To our male parents I’m sure you can identify with the following scenario: You come home from work, ...
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Does Winter have to look so blue?
A beach, a good book on my Kindle and the warm Summer sun is all that I am craving right now. As I sit down to write this editorial, the temperature has dropped to around 11 degrees outside and for the last two afternoons we have been surprised with some ...
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Study and Exam Preparation
At this time of the year a number of young people, whether in Primary School, High School or tertiary institutions, are either writing or preparing for examinations. This can be stressful for both parents and their children, yet if certain simple procedures are followed, the entire process can be dealt ...
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