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Clean Up Your Room Day: The parent friendly random holiday

Cleaning doesn't have to be a drag! Make things fun for your kids with these tips.

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Why kids should play in the garden

SPONSORED: Prima Toys helps you understand the benefits of playing in the garden, for both parent and child.

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The benefits of imaginative play

SPONSORED: Prima Toys outlines how children benefit from imaginative play and why it is so important for their development and well-being

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Popular culture: 5 ways you can direct its influence on your kids

Research found that children spend an average of 15.5 hours per week consuming media. What is that media telling your children?

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Our readers respond to YDE's sexy store ads

See how our readers feel about sexy store ads in public spaces.

Potty time

Science discovers the speed of poo

Parenthood can be a messy (and smelly) business. Researchers weigh in on the physics of poo.

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How to celebrate Astronomy Day with your kids

Spark their interest in outer space with these activities.

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From naughty nudes in mall ads to R2300 for bum masks

These are our top lifestyle stories you should read before this weekend comes to a close.

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Provocative store ads: should retailers practise more caution?

Are certain shopfront ads a little too audacious for a place like shopping malls? Shouldn't mall storefronts be more family orientated than X-rated?

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Clearing out the childhood

Watching your children enter a new phase of their lives is both frightening and amazing.

Easter fun

Your kids want a bunny? Here's all you need to know

While they are cute, furry and perfect snuggle buddies, taking care of a bunny takes a lot more than just giving them a few carrots.

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Stop obsessing over talent – everyone can sing

Have you or your child ever been told you can't sing? That's nonsense, says research.

Development

New app gives parents remote control of their kids devices

Google's new Family Link app allows parents a high level of access and control to their children's cellphones.

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How Ella's big surprise birthday bash will go down

Two very excited 6-year-olds are hosting a big birthday bash today... and it's a surprise.

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Can rugby and soccer save the world? Finger-painting can too

Yes, when kids participate in sports, particularly team sports, they do develop certain valuable skills. But is it the sport itself or a "magic" hidden element that drives the development?

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Is this remarkable 10-year-old refugee Picasso's successor?

Farhad Nouri's eye for detail is impeccable. He also looks up to one of the most prominent artists of the 20th century - Pablo Picasso.

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Is immunisations without written consent legal?

A dad wonders if the Department of Health is allowed to vaccinate his child without his consent. See what they have to say.

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Kids love Lego's new inventions, financials show

After the patent for Lego blocks expired and imitation interlocking blocks started flooding South African shops, Lego is still 75 billion Lego blocks a year.

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Bullying: "It's the teachers' responsibility"

Our readers respond to the bullying incident at a Western Cape school.

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Bullying: What more can we do to stop violence in our schools?

Do we only realise just how severe bullying is once a child has to undergo reconstructive surgery after being assaulted? When will we put a stop to this?

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Read to your kids today and help break the record!

Can you help us read aloud to 510,000 kids in South Africa on 16 February?

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We have a vaccine for six cancers; why are less than half of kids getting it?

There is a vaccine that keeps the risk of developing six Human Papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancers at bay, but adoption of it has been slow and surprising low.

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Raise a money smart child

You don’t have to be Warren Buffet to raise a money savvy child, but it does help to start laying the foundations now.

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6 Dangerous myths about bullying

Don't be the parent or teacher who believes these clichés about school bullying.

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You respond: Does your child get pocket money?

We recently asked our Facebook community if their kids get pocket money. See some of the responses below.

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BOOK REVIEWS: Adventure-filled books for kids

Children’s books that will expand their imaginations and take them on journeys of discovery about concepts such as colours and sizes

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How much TV is 'too much'?

On hot summer days or cosy winter days, TV seems like an easy option and before you know it, your kids could be watching between two to four hours of TV a day. Is it good for development or should we wean them off it?
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