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Sensory intelligent tips to get your toddler to eat

See - smell - touch - taste This is part of the developmental sequence when learning to eat. First experience food through what it looks like, then smelling it, touching it, and finally putting it in the mouth. Food must be varied and put in our children’s plates whether eaten or not. A visual memory [...]

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Healthy habits to build family relationships

Family rituals What are you doing as a family that keeps you together? It can be as simple as hot dogs every Saturday afternoon and pancakes every Sunday night (that is ours – a lot of work on my side, but my boys love it). And the boys do wrestling with Dad Saturday mornings. Family [...]

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Sensory savvy tips for birthday parties

My oldest son, Lukas, turned 9 years old yesterday. We had 13 boys at my house whooshing down the waterslide and giving me a fright of my life. I am not the faint hearted type but could see myself rushing to the hospital with a broken arm or something. Thanks goodness, after 3 hours of [...]

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Sensory savvy holidays

Say NO to “brain drain”: Research is showing that our children today are unhealthy and overweight. Passive lifestyles, lack of exercise, inadequate diet and the use of constant developing technology (TV, play stations, computer, PSP’s, cell phones, etc.) have made our children brighter (yes maybe), yet fatter and more prone to disease. Say YES to [...]

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Back to school – helping your kids to cope

Starting a new standard and/or new school in January is often a huge transition which leaves many children anxious, stressed and tearful. Be mindful that this is a reality, a little bit like you going to to your first day at a new job. It is daunting and we do not know what to expect. [...]

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Eleven nutrition pointers for super healthy kids

Thanks to Carine de Lange; dietician, carine@icon.co.za for her contribution to this important contribution. 1. ALWAYS eat breakfast. Even one teaspoon of porridge, muesli, smoothie or one fruit, is better than nothing at all. 2. Attempt to add plain white yogurt sweetened with fresh pureed fruit or honey daily to breakfast. Discourage eating sweetened, colored [...]

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A snapshot guide for expectant mothers

Congratulations!  If this is your first baby, read carefully; if you have been through this before, just keep on reading to remind yourself of that crazy time and tap yourself on the back for surviving it without becoming an alcoholic, spending time in jail for misconduct or constant hysteria. Being a parent and especially a [...]

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Camping and sensory experiences for children

Whilst sitting next to a mud pool on a recent camping trip to the beautiful Magaliesburg mountains, this question came to mind: What kind of experiences are we giving our children and what kind of experiences are we not giving our children without knowing...unconsciously? In this modern day and age (and I don't have to [...]

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Fussy children in the classroom

Jessica has just started attending preschool. She is a bright child with good language skills but is unhappy in her new class. She struggles to adapt to the classroom routine and don't fit in very well. She rarely smiles and has not established any relationships with her peers. She is a very picky eater with [...]

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Learning through touch at home

The sound of a revving engine and screeching brakes alerts me to the fact that my last client of the day has arrived. My little client, Sean, runs into the practice with mom Andrea hot on his heels, trying to wipe the dirt off his face to no avail! "Eeeeee...boommmm...crrrrrash....." he heads straight for the [...]

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