Family in lockdown: Parent24 has you covered
Parent24 understands the concerns and anxiety you're feeling as the Covid-19 pandemic makes itself known across South Africa.
See below for our comprehensive list of lockdown-related news, information and advice, updated daily.
The Nickelodeon (DStv 305) channel will broadcast a special to give a kid's-eye view of life amidst the growing Covid-19 novel coronavirus pandemic.
"We may not be going off at dawn in these 21 days to save lives, but we can wake each morning with a renewed desire to raise our sons and daughters and instil in them a hope and a certainty that they are not alone."
Unless..No parent should want to go against the regulations to enforce their rights to contact; it will have criminal and financial implications.
Medical grade masks are in short supply globally, and so some overseas hospitals have asked the public to sew and donate fabric masks to them.
"I am confident that the stuff I can tell you today should make you guys feel like when this comes to your community that you don't have to be scared and that you can protect your family."
Those in good health find self-isolation challenging, but it is likely to be more so for those with loved ones with compromised physical, mental or emotional health
The national lockdown has just begun and you may have already reached the end of ideas on what to do as a family.
These parents did the sweetest thing for their kids.
Minimise your stress levels over your children's (or your own) coughs and sneezes and take this online test.
This video of Layla, 4, shared by her mother, Joanne Charlton, 30, has gone viral on social media and we can absolutely understand why
"During this time of lockdown, surely the father cannot still pick the child up for visitation? Or is there lenience for that?"
So while the threat of Covid-19 looms large in our lives, the fear of running out of that essential may drive some of us to panic at the thought.
"Many in isolation experience a sense of 'cabin fever'. This often involves feeling dissatisfied, restless, irritable and bored when confined." See this list of tips by mental health experts from around the world on surviving life under quarantine.
Who has the kids during lock down, and can they travel between homes?
It is vital for expecting moms to check in with their gynaecologist or birthing team about their due date and specific requirements as soon as possible.
Dr Carol Bosch unpacks the various considerations around the impending national lockdown.
If you haven't got the national emergency numbers saved in one easy to access place, Parent24's got you covered.
"We live opposite a liquor store. I've never seen it so busy."
There are many ways parents can keep their little ones entertained throughout the lockdown period.
Those in good health find self-isolation challenging, but it is likely to be more so for those with loved ones with compromised physical, mental or emotional health.
"Melody activates the limbic system which allows us to feel, experience and move our emotions through us. An essential process for anyone experiencing uncertainly, anxiety, grief or fear."
The Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital and ChildSafe SA are urging all adults, parents and caregivers to be extra vigilant and apply proper supervision over the young ones during this time.
Their normal sense of routine has been disrupted and you may be wondering how to ensure they don’t go stir crazy.
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