Home > Parenting > Child > Parenting Parenting All sections in Parenting » Child » Pregnancy » Baby » Nutrition » Body » Home » First Year How to ease your child's transition to first grade Parents who remain positive and get involved in their child's school life help their kid to a smooth transition into their first grade, an expert suggests. TALK Parenting forum » ASK The Paediatrician » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for a baby? » How to stimulate your baby Baby born as truck kills mother Winter holiday parent-savers The long winter holiday sees millions of South African children stuck indoors for winter, but don't panic - here are some practical ideas to help you survive. Are you pushing your kids too hard? A Free State couple has been convicted of child abuse after forcing their daughter to swim in galas, and beating her if she didn't do it. When is a parent too pushy? Should we tell our kids they're fat? Nowadays we don't like to talk about weight issues, especially not with our children, but by avoiding the topic are we actually encouraging our children to be unhealthy? Parents going viral with ugly hair cut videos shaming kids A new trend where parents punish (shaming) misbehaving tweens and teens with ugly hair cuts has been countered with parents who create videos with hug-it-out versions instead. Mothers' activity levels rub off on kids Physical activity is linked to healthy development among kids and more active mothers tend to have more active children. Are you touch-deprived? Of the five basic senses, touch is the most neglected one. Sadly, touch is also the one sense essential to life. “ Latest comment on Health24 Pagel says... @Tony: I am going to build a car that can do 300 km/h, carry a 1 ton payload, fuel consumption 1l/100km and cost R100,000. Let's give it a chance. You want to fund the... South Africans may have solved solar power problem ” High-achieving children have their parents to thank Parents play a key role in many aspects of their child's success, including creating the environment in which their child's talent can be identified. Don't let your child become a brat If you’re wondering how to make sure your toddler doesn’t become a bad-mannered brat, this article is for you. Mothers keep kids slimmer by limiting TV time Children of mothers who encourage them to be more active, instead of letting them watch a lot of TV, are thinner at age seven and tend to stay that way. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Migraines – more than just a headache Fifty and fabulous! There’s something newly cool about turning 50 Keeping your skin soft, moisturised and winter-ready The health benefits of donating blood Live healthier » Novel health supplement now available in SA stores Omega Caro-E, a locally developed and patented fish oil supplement is now available in South Africa. » Reduce bladder leakages by clenching Stirling Gravitas, gold medallist at life, explains how to beat those bladder leakages!