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Learn to swim in only 8 lessons!

At Splash Aquademy we offer a one-of-a-kind intense swimming program that will you have happily splashing in the water after only 8 lessons!

If you're up for the challenge, we are taking bookings now for both our Bassonia and Glenanda pools.

Contact Lauren on 082 339 6330 for more information.

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Book your child's holiday camp now!

March PUBLIC SCHOOLS holidays are just around the corner - look how quick 2017 went - and we have a pulse-racing, exciting holiday camp lined up for the kiddies.  

Outdoor activities, challenging events, horse riding, swimming and so much more.

We encourage team work, building self-confidence, thinking outside the box and good old fashioned outdoor fun.

Pricing range from R250 daily (without a sleepover) to R2000 (full camp with sleepover)

Daily rates and daily sleep over rates can be discussed at the office.  For more information, contact Marica Grobler on 016-065-0080 or email her at info@iea-elite.co.za

You can also have a look at photos and video clips from our previous events on our website at www.iea-elite.co.za

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Drastique's Fatburner

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Whatsapp Anna-Marie 082 496 5025 / Soné 072 437 5071 for More info or Contact details for a Agent near you

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Atomic Cellulite Gel

Attomic Cellulite Gel for that Stubborn Cellulite, 

Use it every 3rd day, And see how the Cellulite disappear 

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My child has SPD: Managing his/her anxiety

Raising Hein-Chris Blog

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  • Hein-Chris, as a new-born, had a single response to anything and everything, and that was screaming (violent crying leading to shortness of breath, and sometimes vomiting).
  • After Hein-Chris was diagnosed with SPD around his second birthday, I finally understood why the first two years had been so incredibly traumatic. My darling son was in a state of constant fear. He was physically, mentally and emotionally exhausted - and only two.
  • I read mountains of books spelling out the details and treatment of SPD (scary stuff); I trawled the Internet for advice; I listened intently when Hein-Chris’ paediatrician, neurodevelopmental paediatrician and occupational therapist spoke; and I watched my child closely. It turned out he’d be my quintessential teacher when it came to learning how to manage his anxieties. 
  • Below I relay a few of the anxiety reducers Hein-Chris best responded to as I endeavoured to keep his fears at bay.
    • Occupational Therapy: Your most important ally - as far as anxiety reduction goes - is your child’s Occupational Therapist (OT), who must be well-trained and particularly experienced in Sensory Integration (SI). Occupational Therapy is hands down the most effective treatment for SPD - especially if your infant/child is diagnosed at an early age. It took many months for Hein-Chris’ OT to gain his trust and get him to respond to her instructions. I was close to calling it quits many times. But Hein-Chris’ neurodevelopmental paediatrician was (frustratingly) adamant that Hein-Chris was not to miss a single Occupational Therapy session. And it has paid off. Hein-Chris has journeyed a world away from his infant self, and I am convinced that Occupational Therapy played the most important role in his transformation. In South Africa, the typical cost of an Occupational Therapy session is roughly ZAR550 (about US$39) per 45-minute session. Our medical aid covered half of these costs. Hein-Chris has been attending sessions since the age of two and will continue doing so until age seven or eight; this according to our neurodevelopmental paediatrician.  
    • Brushing: Speak to your OT about brushing your child. While brushing is indicated for the treatment of tactile defensiveness, I found that brushing is incredibly effective at treating SPD overall. I prefer the Willbarger Therapressure Brush available in South Africa at https://sensorystuff.co.za/therapy-corner/brushes for ZAR120, or at www.amazon.com for roughly US$11 for a bag of 2. Hein-Chris’ OT showed me precisely how the brush was to be used. You always start by asking the child’s permission to brush him/her. At first, Hein-Chris could tolerate only a single brush stroke, per arm, three times per day. He behaved as though I was brushing him with a hot iron. I persevered many weeks, many months. Today Hein-Chris allows me to brush his arms, legs, and back for fairly long periods of time. I use this to our advantage by brushing him before and/or after kiddies’ birthday parties, and other similarly stressful outings; and whenever he is particularly anxious i.e., he starts a new school, his dad goes away for work, he hurts himself.
    • Baby bottles: Sucking a dummy or baby bottle is extremely relaxing to the infant/child with SPD. While I weaned Hein-Chris off his dummy at age three (due to the affect it may have on his teeth and speech), I still offer him a baby bottle (usually filled with fresh milk or water; definitely no juice) when he becomes particularly anxious (and he is six now). It calms him right down - almost instantaneously. Were it not for this blog, this is a secret I would have taken to the grave. I can literally feel other mommies judging me. But if you were here, saw Hein-Chris in a blind panic, and experienced the instant relief from a baby bottle, you’d be right in my court.
    • Weighted blankets: These are another great tool for relieving the stresses of the day, The blankets offer deep, relaxing pressure. When Hein-Chris was smaller, I used to wait until he was asleep before putting the blanket over his legs, and - later - over his whole body (not his head). He could not tolerate the blanket while he was awake, but introducing it in his sleep, worked for us, and today Hein-Chris enjoys covering himself with the very same weighted blanket at bedtime. In fact, when he arrives home after a trying day at school or a stressful outing, there is no better combination then a baby bottle of fresh milk and the weighted blanket over his legs. I ordered Hein-Chris’ weighted blanket fromwww.weightedblankets.co.za for around ZAR1125 (roughly US$80), three years ago, and it was money well spent. 
  • In next week’s blog post, I will unpack a few more of Hein-Chris’ preferred anxiety reducers i.e., daily routines, social stories, swimming, Eddie the Teddy, etc. Visit www.rainsingheinchris.comRaising Hein-Chris Blog

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Go visit our Shop on the below link - You can view toys by collection so its super easy to find just what your looking for, if there's something specific that you are looking for and struggling to find, we are more than happy to assist, kindly message me <3 

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