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Au Pair Photos

17 April 2024

Why Do Some Agencies Ask for Your Photo When You Apply For a Job? If you’re applying to become an au pair, you might find some agencies asking you to send a photo of yourself....

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Uncovering the True Age of a Company’s Website For Au Pairs

29 January 2024

Hey au pairs, nannies, and tutors! We want to show you a handy trick today: finding out how old a company’s website is. Why does this matter? Because a company that’s been around for a...

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Tips For Hosting an Au Pair

Tips For Hosting an Au Pair

14 November 2023

Welcoming an au pair into your home is not just about adding a member to your childcare team; it’s about embracing a new cultural and familial experience. For many families, hosting an au pair is...

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AA Charges Per KM

AA Charges Per KM

14 November 2023

For au pairs, managing work-related expenses is a crucial aspect of their role, especially when it involves using their own vehicle for tasks like school runs and other child-related activities. Understand AA charges per km....

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Au Pairs in South Africa

14 November 2023

Au Pairs in South Africa South Africa, known for its rich cultural diversity and breathtaking landscapes, offers a unique and rewarding experience for au pairs. As families across the nation increasingly seek dependable and nurturing...

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Top 10 Skills Every Au Pair Should Master

5 November 2023

Are you ready to excel as an au pair? Mastering certain skills can set you apart and ensure you provide the best care possible. Here’s a rundown of the top 10 skills that are essential...

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How to Teach English Online

29 October 2023

Teaching English Online to Children: A Comprehensive Guide for Au Pairs, Tutors, and Nannies In today’s educational evolution, digital teaching isn’t merely an alternative but often the primary channel of imparting knowledge. For au pairs,...

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Baby Sleep

How to Get Baby to Sleep

29 October 2023

Getting Baby to Sleep Sleep is essential for everyone, especially for growing babies and their often-exhausted parents. Getting your baby to establish good sleeping habits can feel like a never-ending challenge, but with some tried...

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Language Support in School Selection

19 July 2023

When choosing a school for your child, especially if they are multilingual or non-native speakers of the primary language, it is crucial to consider the level of language support provided by the school. Language support...

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Au Pair Interviews South Africa

Au Pair Interviews South Africa

29 January 2022

Au Pair Interviews in South Africa: Back in Action and Better than Ever! Are you searching for the perfect au pair opportunity in South Africa? Look no further! Au pair interviews are finally back in...

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Au Pair Handbook

Free Au Pair Handbook

14 December 2020

The Au Pair Handbook Are you considering becoming an Au Pair? Whether you are looking for a gap year opportunity or simply looking for a way to make some extra money, Au Pairing can be...

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Paediatric Chiro

5 November 2020

Understanding the Benefits of Chiropractic Care for the Whole Family Chiropractors are trained professionals whose main goal is to help your body function at its best, free of pain and spasms. They use spinal manipulations...

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Au Pair Certificates

Au Pair Certificates

19 September 2020

In the dynamic world of au pairing and childcare, standing out is key. The Au Pair Club offers a transformative pathway with our professional au pair certificates, designed for those who aspire to excel in...

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Child Safety

18 September 2020

Safety Tips for Children: Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe In today’s world, crime is on the rise, and it’s essential for parents, caregivers, and au pairs to teach children about safety, especially during the festive...

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Infant, Baby and Toddler Course

30 August 2020

Infant, Baby and Toddler Course Our Infant, Baby, and Toddler Course is a comprehensive training program designed for individuals who wish to work with children aged 2 years or younger. The course is suitable for...

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Summer Au Pair Positions

28 August 2020

Summer brings a special buzz for Au Pairs and Childminders. It’s a season filled with sunny skies, refreshing swims, and unforgettable moments bonding over picnics and bike rides in the park. Gone are the days...

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Au Pair World

28 August 2020

Are you considering stepping into the vibrant and ever-evolving world of au pairing? Well, buckle up, because you’re in for a thrilling ride! But like any great adventure, au pairing comes with its unique challenges....

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Login Issues and Tips

15 August 2020

At The Au Pair Club, we understand that many of our students may have questions related to our courses. To help answer any questions you may have, we have compiled a list of our most...

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Au Pair Training and Placement

12 August 2020

Your Guide to Starting a Career in Childcare Welcome to The Au Pair Club! We’re here to help you kickstart your journey as an au pair, nanny, or tutor. Our platform offers great courses and...

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Best Study Snacks

27 June 2020

Best Study Snacks are the healthy ones Put down the all-dressed chips, poutine, Nanaimo bars, Baroness, Kitkats, and Timbits – they might be delicious, but healthy study snacks are the best study snacks for your...

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Swimming Accidents

19 June 2020

Swimming Accidents – Summer Summer is the best season of the year to head out to the beach or pool and cool off from the extremely hot temperatures. While swimming is a fun activity that...

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How to treat Minor Burns

19 June 2020

Minor Burns First Aid: A Comprehensive Guide Burns are one of the most common injuries that people experience, and they can range from minor to severe. Minor burns are considered to be first- to second-degree...

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Allergic Reactions

19 June 2020

Whether you’re an Au Pair or a parent, understanding how to identify and handle allergic reactions in children can be a lifesaving skill. This guide outlines vital information about various allergies and their symptoms, equipping...

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Our Au Pair Training School

8 June 2020

At The Au Pair Club, we’ve developed an Online Au Pair Academy designed to enhance the educational growth and expertise of individuals. Launched in 2016, our Au Pair Training School has grown to become South...

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What is Cradle Cap

1 June 2020

Understanding what Cradle Cap is Cradle cap is a type of skin condition that results in a crusting and scaling rash commonly found on the scalps of many infants, even those who are otherwise healthy....

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Tips for Helping Your Baby Sleep Through the Night

31 May 2020

Ask any new parent and they’ll tell you – one of the greatest challenges in the early days of parenthood is persuading their newborn to sleep throughout the night. Often, the new bundle of joy...

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The Importance of Paying School Fees

8 April 2020

Children are entitled to a secure and stable education Every child, irrespective of their age, race, or gender, is legally granted the right to education, as detailed in the Children’s Act which explicitly delineates children’s...

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Tutoring Course

31 March 2020

At The Au Pair Club, we offer an Online Tutoring Course designed to equip Tutors with the necessary knowledge and skills to become effective tutors. Whether you are new to tutoring or have some experience,...

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Benefits of completing Online Au Pair Training

25 March 2020

Embarking on a career as an au pair is an exciting opportunity to make a meaningful impact in the lives of children. To ensure you have the necessary skills and knowledge for this role, our...

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Au Pair Agency Interviews During COVID19

24 March 2020

As we are all aware, on the 23rd of March 2020, the President of South Africa, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, addressed the nation and announced a National Shutdown for a duration of three...

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How to keep busy during COVID19

24 March 2020

The President of South Africa addressed the Nation on the 23rd of March 2020, announcing a significant measure to combat the spread of COVID-19 – a National Shutdown. Commencing at 00:00 on the 25th of...

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What Qualifications do you need to be an Au Pair

20 March 2020

Becoming an Au Pair: Requirements, Qualifications, and Benefits In today’s competitive world, the role of an au pair has become increasingly significant, offering young individuals an incredible opportunity to explore new cultures while providing valuable...

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Au Pair Courses near me

Au Pair Courses Near Me

20 March 2020

The Evolution of Au Pair Training In an age dominated by digital transformation, many traditional practices are undergoing significant change. Au pair training is no exception. Gone are the days when in-person sessions were the...

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Au Pair Training Port Elizabeth

20 March 2020

Don’t have au pair training in Port Elizabeth? No worries! If you’re looking to become an au pair and receive the necessary training in Port Elizabeth, you’ve come to the right place. At The Au...

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Homeschooling Requirements South Africa

17 March 2020

In the dynamic landscape of education, homeschooling has gained significant popularity in South Africa. Families are increasingly opting for this alternative form of education due to its flexibility, personalised approach, and ability to cater to...

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Children and Choking Hazards

25 February 2020

As an au pair or nanny, you play a vital role in the lives of the children under your care. Their safety and well-being are paramount, and one of the most critical areas to be...

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The Child Protection Unit

25 February 2020

What is the Child Protection Unit? The Child Protection Unit, also known as the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) unit, is a specialised unit within the South African Police force that focuses...

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CV Template Download

6 February 2020

Are you struggling to find a job? Improve your chances with our professional CV Templates! If you’re having difficulty securing employment, it could be due to a poorly designed CV that lacks professional appeal. At...

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Tips for your interview

9 January 2020

Preparing for the Interview Before attending an interview, it’s crucial to make thorough preparations. Here are some key steps to follow: Research the company: Familiarise yourself with the company’s strategies, ethics, products, and services. This...

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Protection Orders and Domestic Violence

6 January 2020

Protection Orders and Domestic Violence: Understanding Your Rights Before we delve into this topic, it is important to understand the differences between Protection Orders and Domestic Violence. It is equally important to familiarise yourself with...

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How to get your CV noticed

2 January 2020

Stand Out from the Crowd: Tips to Make Your Au Pair, Nanny, or Tutor CV Shine In the competitive world of childcare and education, having a well-crafted CV can be the key to landing your...

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What is an Au Pair Training Manual

27 December 2019

How to Become an Exceptional Au Pair: A Comprehensive Guide Welcome to the ultimate guide for aspiring au pairs! If you’re looking to supercharge your journey towards becoming an exceptional au pair, you’ve come to...

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Understanding Mental Illness

15 November 2019

Understanding the Challenges of Mental Health Mental illness is a complex and often misunderstood topic that affects millions of people worldwide. It encompasses a wide range of conditions that impact a person’s emotional well-being, thought...

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Online Au Pair Training: Know What to Look Out For

31 July 2019

Stand Out with Online Au Pair Training: Tips to Make the Right Choice At The Au Pair Club, we understand the importance of setting yourself apart in the competitive world of au pairing, nannying, and...

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What is an Au Pair

23 April 2019

Understanding the Role of an Au Pair: An au pair’s role extends far beyond being a mere childcare provider; they become an invaluable addition to the family unit. With their youthful energy and dedication, au...

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Au Pair Salaries

22 April 2019

The Au Pair Club sets salary recommendations based on market research and considers the financial needs of the au pair. Please note that the salaries listed below are ‘Take Home’ amounts. While we facilitate matches...

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Smoking Around Children

22 April 2019

Nicotine is a highly addictive drug found in cigarette smoke. Its addictive nature keeps people hooked on smoking, despite its harmful effects. In addition to nicotine, cigarette smoke contains approximately 7,000 other chemicals, many of...

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The Worst Cereals For You

22 April 2019

Why Cereal Isn’t the Best Breakfast Choice for Your Child: Healthier Alternatives Cereals have become a staple breakfast option for children, teenagers, university students, and adults due to their ease of preparation, delicious taste, and...

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Why You Should Get Your Child a Pet

20 April 2019

Reasons you should consider getting your children a pet There are many many benefits that children gain from owning a pet animal! It’s easy for children to get wrapped up in the idea of owning...

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Which Au Pair Agencies offer Au Pair Training

16 April 2019

The demand for au pair training has surged recently, reflecting the growing importance of quality childcare. A common query among aspiring au pairs is about the availability of training programs. This article aims to shed...

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What Au Pair Qualifications Should I Consider?

16 April 2019

Understanding Au Pair Qualifications: Before delving into the world of au pair qualifications, let’s first clarify what an au pair is. An au pair is typically a female between the ages of 18 and 35,...

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Does my child need to see an Orthodontist?

14 April 2019

As parents, we want the best for our children, especially when it comes to their health and well-being. Dental health plays a crucial role in their overall development, and sometimes, we may wonder if a...

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Easter Road Trip Games

13 April 2019

Are you eagerly anticipating an Easter weekend getaway with the family? The excitement of going on a road trip can be infectious, but as the journey stretches ahead, you may wonder how to keep everyone...

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Children and Pocket Money

12 April 2019

Pocket money refers to the funds given to children by their parents, grandparents, or legal guardians as a form of ‘reward’ for carrying out certain household tasks. Providing children with pocket money is a valuable...

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Extra Mural Activities

11 April 2019

Choosing the Perfect Extra Mural for Your Child: Sports and Cultural Activities Extra mural activities offer children an opportunity to explore their passions beyond the school curriculum. Whether it’s sports or cultural pursuits like art,...

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Au Pair Training Cost

10 April 2019

If you’re contemplating Au Pair Training, you’re on the right track. It’s a commendable course that has garnered high praise. But, have you pondered over the potential hidden costs that come with in-person training? The...

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Is My Child ADD

10 April 2019

Nurturing Brilliance: Managing Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) in Children Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), also known as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), is a neurodevelopment condition that affects children’s ability to concentrate, control impulses, and follow...

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Teaching and Homework Methods

9 April 2019

Enhancing Learning: Effective Teaching and Homework Methods As educators and parents, our primary goal is to help children develop a love for learning while ensuring they gain valuable knowledge and skills. To achieve this, it’s...

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Difference between Au Pairs, Tutors and Governesses

8 April 2019

Understanding Childcare Positions: Au Pairs, Governesses, Tutors, and Nannies As you embark on your journey in the childcare field, it’s crucial to understand the different roles and responsibilities that come with each position. Let’s explore...

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How to be the Best Step Parent

7 April 2019

How to Be the Best Step-Parent: Building Strong Bonds and Nurturing Relationships Becoming a step-parent is a profound and transformative experience, one that comes with its set of challenges and rewards. The role of a...

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An Alternative Online Course to Au Pair Training: Be different

6 April 2019

To all Au Pairs, Nannies, Tutors, and passionate moms out there, this one’s for you! In today’s competitive landscape, possessing a unique edge can make all the difference. At That Sassy Life Coach, we’re eager...

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Understanding Family Dynamics

5 April 2019

Understanding Family Dynamics For Au Pairs As an au pair or nanny, being a part of a family goes beyond taking care of children. It also involves understanding and navigating the complexities of family dynamics....

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Activities for a Rainy Day

2 April 2019

10 Engaging Activities for a Rainy Day: Fun for the Whole Family Rainy days can sometimes put a damper on our outdoor plans, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop! When the weather...

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What is Epilepsy and can children get it?

31 March 2019

My Close Call with Epilepsy This topic resonates deeply with me. 10 years ago I was diagnosed with Grand Mal Epilepsy. Roughly six years ago, I had a near-death experience because of it. This is...

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Lunchbox Ideas

30 March 2019

Delicious and Nutritious: Lunch Box and Meal Ideas for Children Preparing a well-balanced and appealing lunch box for your little ones can be a challenge. Considering practicality and allergies is crucial to ensure their safety...

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Do I hire an Au Pair or Nanny

28 March 2019

For many families, choosing between an au pair and a nanny is a crucial decision that affects not just childcare, but the overall dynamics of the household. This guide delves into the specifics of each...

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How to Decide which Au Pair Agency to go with

27 March 2019

How to Choose for Your Needs Choosing the right Au Pair Agency is a big decision for both families and au pairs. You need to think about things like the agency’s reputation, how much they...

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What you need to know about Basic First Aid Training

25 March 2019

Understanding First Aid and Its Importance First Aid refers to the immediate assistance offered to someone experiencing an illness or injury, bridging the gap until professional medical help arrives. While minor ailments might only necessitate...

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Au Pair Petrol Rates

24 March 2019

As an au pair, one of your responsibilities is to transport children to various events, appointments, and extracurricular activities using your own vehicle and au pair petrol. In return, it is crucial to be reimbursed...

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What is Au Pair Training?

17 March 2019

Understanding Au Pair Training: Why It’s Essential In recent years, the concept of au pairing has gained significant traction, drawing many individuals to embark on this unique journey that combines cultural exchange, childcare, and global...

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Immigrating with a Child

13 March 2019

Immigrating to a new country with your child can be a life-changing and exciting experience. However, it also comes with its own set of challenges and considerations. To ensure a smooth and successful transition for...

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How to Manage Sleepovers

12 March 2019

How to Manage Sleepovers Sleepovers are an exciting milestone in a child’s life. It’s a chance for them to bond with friends, create lasting memories, and experience a sense of independence. As a parent, you...

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How to Teach my Toddler to Walk

18 September 2018

As parents, one of the most exhilarating moments is witnessing your little one take those first wobbly steps towards independence. Teaching Toddlers to Walk is a crucial developmental milestone that requires patience, support, and a...

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Dealing with a Child Who Steals

17 August 2018

Discovering that your child has sticky fingers can be a challenging and concerning situation. It’s important to understand the underlying reasons behind their actions and address the issue with care and guidance. In this blog...

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The Distracted Generation

11 June 2018

In today’s fast-paced, high-stress world, children are constantly bombarded with various stimuli and have easy access to entertainment and knowledge through digital technology. Unfortunately, these distractions can jeopardise their reading success. As parents and caregivers,...

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Why Parents Need To Step Up

10 April 2018

The Indispensable Value of Reading in Today’s Digital Age In our digital era, countless distractions abound. Thus, nurturing a love for reading and imaginative play in our children has never been more crucial. By doing...

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The Importance of Block Play for Toddlers

5 April 2018

Block play is a fundamental activity that engages children in hands-on exploration and creative expression. It involves playing and interacting with blocks of various shapes, sizes, and materials. This form of play not only captivates...

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Bullying and Why it is Serious

27 March 2018

Understanding Bullying: Impact, Causes, and Solutions Defining Bullying Bullying is the persistent, unwelcome act of exhibiting aggressive behaviours, predominantly seen among school-aged children. Recognising and addressing bullying promptly is crucial, as prolonged exposure can lead...

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Struggling with Listening

9 February 2018

In our fast-paced, high-stress world, our children are exposed to numerous stimuli that may affect their behaviour and listening abilities. Understanding the symptoms of underlying issues, such as bullying, is vital for fostering effective communication...

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Why Parents Should Consider A Child Coach

15 November 2017

In today’s complex world, a growing number of children find themselves grappling with a myriad of challenges as they navigate the unpredictable currents of life. Among them are those enduring daily torment from peers, wrestling...

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