Top reasons your child needs to spend outdoors

Research shows that kids today spend half the amount of time outside that their parents did, despite the fact that most parents with children from the ages of 14 believe that their kids should spend more time outdoors. With the December holidays approaching your children are going to be home for a while and need … Read moreTop reasons your child needs to spend outdoors

Helping your child’s brain grow

Did you know that 80% of the child’s brain develops in the first three years? Well that’s according to www.factsforlifeglobal.Org. The brain of a child doubles in size in the first year, and by the age of three it has reached 80% of its adult volume. Helping your child’s brain grow Singing and dancing enhances … Read moreHelping your child’s brain grow

Core Brain Development provides assistance with learning difficulties

Core Brain Development, situated in Port Elizabeth, is an exercise-based intervention for learning difficulties, such as Dyslexia, ADD, ADHD and Asperger Syndrome. We base our programme on many years of research involving the Cerebellum. Recent research has suggested that the reason for learning and attention difficulties is due to the underdevelopment of the Cerebellum. Parents tend … Read moreCore Brain Development provides assistance with learning difficulties

Achievement is really all in the mind

Henry Ford was a business magnate and founder of the Ford Motor Company. One of his famous quotes is, “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” This idea is similar to research conducted by Carol Dweck and her colleagues 30 years ago.They were interested in people’s underlying beliefs about learning, … Read moreAchievement is really all in the mind

Seen but not Heard – teaching the introverted child

The term introvert was coined in the 1920s by psychologist Carl Jung to describe a person who becomes emotionally and physically worn out from being around people a long time.  Introverted kids are often misunderstood and are viewed as standoffish, rude or anxious, and many are mislabeled as shy. Shyness and introversion aren’t the same thing It … Read moreSeen but not Heard – teaching the introverted child

Does your child have an anxiety disorder?

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Mental Health Awareness month October is Mental Health Awareness month and the focus for the 2018 theme is: ‘Young people and mental health in a changing world.’ The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) estimates that “anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in South Africa and about 1 in 5 South Africans … Read moreDoes your child have an anxiety disorder?