The December holidays are over and children all over South Africa had to return to school this week. Parents are turning their attention to refocusing children on the demands of the new school year.
Getting started on the right foot can have a positive influence on your child’s academic performance and social interactions. With another disruptive year ahead of us, shifting between lockdown phases, and periods of online school, the following tips can assist in making the year easier and more successful back-to-school experience: Continue reading “5 Back-to-school Tips for Parents”
The internet can be a dangerous neighbourhood for everyone, but children and teens are especially vulnerable. The first line of defence for protecting young people from harm on the internet is knowing what hazards lurk and how to safeguard against them.
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Homework is an important part of the learning process as it helps students to better retain the information that they learned in school.
Parents can get a head-start by helping to establish good homework habits early, when the homework load is relatively light, as habits formed early on will stand them in good stead when the homework load gets more challenging.
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Difficulties with maths can come to light at any stage of a child’s schooling. Most students struggle with certain maths concepts at some point and for many, the problem goes beyond a few core concepts. It’s an ongoing problem that stops them from understanding maths most of the time.
Here are the top 5 reasons why children have difficulty with maths: Continue reading “Top 5 Reasons Why Students Struggle With Maths”
Why do some students seem to effortlessly perform well in studies while others find it difficult to score good marks even after working hard? The answer lies in the difference between study habits.
Here are 7 study habits of successful students that can increase productivity and boost exam results: Continue reading “7 Study Habits Of Successful Students”
Extramural activity is an activity that your child does over and above their schooling. Usually completed after school, the activity generally takes the form of a sport or a cultural activity like music, singing or dancing. Extramural activities provide a fun, stress-free environment for children of all ages to get some exercise and make friends outside of school.
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Almost all children, not just those who are struggling, will profit in some way from being enrolled in a tutoring program. Students with learning disabilities or those who have trouble in a specific subject are the most likely to see the benefits, but even those who do well in school can gain from the extra boost that one-on-one tutoring provides.
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Added sugar can hide in many foods and drinks, even ones that we would think are healthy. Sweetened fruit drinks, candy, cakes and biscuits as well as sweetened dairy products are the main sources of added sugar.
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Self-esteem is tied to how capable your child feels and how valuable they perceive themselves to be to others in their world. Children who feel good about themselves also have the confidence to risk trying new things.
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In a world where everyone is focused on the negative aspects of stress it’s good to know that there is more than one type of stress and that it can actually be a good thing under the right circumstances.
Continue reading “Good Stress vs Bad Stress: How To Know The Difference”