Entries by ExpressMarketing

A CAUTIONARY TALE

There are probably only three or four days in my life that I would change if I could. The first incident happened on a beautiful spring morning in1959 in Bulawayo, where I was a very new rookie constable on “foot patrol”. 7.15 am and I was standing at a four-way intersection in the city centre […]

TEACH YOUR KIDS HOW TO MAKE MONEY GROW

When it comes to money and kids there is one fundamental lesson most of us fail to teach our children, and that is how to make money grow. Without internalising this lesson and putting it into practise, they only learn how to make money and not how to create wealth. How to do we teach […]

RECYCLING AT HOME

Recycling at home is not difficult. It just takes a little thought and effort. And then it becomes a good habit. • Involve the whole family, including your domestic worker. Use the Recycling Checklist and place it in the kitchen where everyone can see what to recycle. • Get separate containers, bins, buckets, boxes or […]

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GRATITUDE

When we were kids, gratitude was a fundamental part of our everyday lives; birthdays and Christmas always ended with us sitting down to handwrite thank you notes; play dates and birthday parties were followed by a phone call, thanking our friend and their parents. This was expected, even after we had thanked them at the […]

WHY MUSIC?

Music is a wonderful medium that has the ability to express the longings of the heart without having to utter a single word. It inspires creativity and imagination. Could you imagine a world without it? Did you know, that even in utero, babies enjoy and respond to music.  It is a powerful brain builder… and […]

DANCE…FOOD FOR THE SOUL

To dance is to give oneself up to the rhythms of life, our heartbeat and human pulsations. Dance is a song of the body, an expression of oneself and beyond oneself. Dance has many benefits in the early developmental stages of a child’s life which will set the foundation for life skills needed in this […]

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SPORTS DRINKS

Approximately 25% of South African children and adolescents are currently either overweight or obese. One factor driving this is the excessive consumption of sugar and other refined carbohydrates.  A common source of refined carbohydrate in our children’s diets comes in the form of sports drinks that may also contain minerals, electrolytes and sometimes vitamins.  These […]

ANXIETY IN CHILDREN

Anxiety is a normal reaction to something that is viewed as threatening. The fight or flight response is the body’s reaction to a perceived danger. Childhood fears are usually short-lived. However, some children continue to experience debilitating anxiety, which can have a crippling effect on their self-esteem and need help. Children may suffer from separation […]

INSPIRATION FOR LUNCHBOXES

The daily routine of packing lunchboxes is the pet hate of many busy moms and dads. Here are some practical ideas and tips to get you through the morning: 1) Shopping ahead and being prepared; this is probably the most important aspect of being “on top of things”; aim to buy for the week ahead; […]