Detox Diets—Are They Necessary?

The New Year is the traditional time for setting ambitious health and fitness goals. And when January rolls around we all inevitably hear the word ‘detox’ thrown around by friends, family and work colleagues. But what does detox really mean? Do these diets offer any real health benefits? And do we really need one? What…

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Executive Functioning

Helping your child succeed at school: The important role of Executive Functioning If you are a parent, you most likely want the best possible outcomes for your child in life. While each family is different and has a unique set of family values, generally most parents will agree that they want their children to be…

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What makes a child, a child?

Roles to play We all have different roles to play. As adults, we may be a Mother, Father, Worker, Gardener, Cook and/or student. For each of these roles, we have different tasks that need to be completed in order to fulfill our role. Children also have roles, which usually include being a son or daughter,…

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Taming Toddlers

How do I tame that beast toddler? The term ‘toddler’ is synonymous with incredible leaps in social, emotional and cognitive development. We see a significant burst in language, physicality, creative play, social interactions, and brain development during this important stage.   Aside from this, when we think of toddlers, the most frequent image that comes to…

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What makes a “happy” baby?

What do babies need to feel happy? Understanding your infant’s mental health Have you ever wondered why some babies always seem happy and why some people seem to have no problems raising them? Well, for starters take a deep breath and keep reminding yourself that there is not such thing as perfectly happy babies or…

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Autism Spectrum Disorder

THURSDAY 2nd APRIL IS AUTISM AWARENESS DAY.   We are increasingly exposed to the term ‘Autism’, but we do not often understand exactly what is encompassed by the words ‘Autism Spectrum Disorder’.   What is Autism Spectrum Disorder? The term Autism Spectrum Disorder is used to refer to a lifelong disorder of development characterised by…

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