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Why you need to be talking to your tween about porn

Thanks to technology, access to pornographic images and videos are but a Google search away. How can parents navigate the porn minefield? [WARNING: Explicit terminology ahead.]

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Parents, stop nagging kids not to forget – set visual cues instead

Making lists, creating timetables, and placing to-be-remembered items in eye-line are great ways to help your kids remember their chores and daily tasks.

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Cyberbullying: Four steps to protect your kids

Teaching your kids respect for themselves and others in terms of their internet behaviour could help them stay safe on the internet.

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This is why sibling rivalry is bad for your child's development

Can't we all just get along? New research shows that helping your children to build loving relationships with each other has a greater impact than you may think.

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Go on, don't be scared: 5 reasons to tell fairy tales

They're gruesome, they're sexist, and they don't paint a picture of a world we'd like to introduce to our children. But drama therapist Marlize Swanepoel argues that that's exactly why we should tell our kids fairytales.

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INFOGRAPHIC: SA children face a higher cyber risk than most others in the world

In a recent study, South African children were among those who were the most vulnerable online.

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Is your nanny trustworthy?

You’re placing the person you value most in the world in her care: your child. Here's how to make sure you pick the right person for the job.

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Kidnapping prevention - 8 tips that could keep your child safe

It is a frightening reality and every parent’s nightmare, but a prevailing issue in South Africa. Here's how to minimise the risk.

Fun

How to talk to your kids about this crazy little thing called love

It's okay to let your kids believe in and celebrate love, because it's not all gross smooches and icky cooties, and it's certainly more than just Bugs Bunny's heart literally beating out of his chest, in their favourite cartoons.

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WATCH: This DIY gift is the perfect match for your Valentine!

Help your child to make these mini DIY gifts for all their friends. All you need are sweeties, matchboxes and our Parent24 printables.

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Spread the love: Make your own Valentine’s Day chocolates and download these adorable punny cards

Help the kids make something special for their friends this Valentine's Day with these printable cards and chunks of love (chocolate)!

Development

What Scandinavia can teach us about gender stereotypes

The story of Snow White story embodies the kinds of gender biases children are exposed to.

Development

How children develop a sense of humour

By developing a sense of humour, children are able to explore possible emotions, have a basic understanding of human interaction and have a heightened imagination.

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Why there needs to be more autistic characters in children’s books

Autistic characters in children’s books are few and far between. But it's important that children read about characters who are different or maybe even more like them than they initially thought.

Fun

WATCH: Summer’s not over yet! Make your own icy lemonade lollies!

How to make refreshing ice lollies at home using fruit, sweets and a whole lot of lemonade.

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ProVerb is a superdad

The doting dad is ready for his son and daughter’s 2018 school year.

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Child experts: Just say 'no' to Facebook's kids app

Younger children aren't ready to have social media accounts, navigate the complexities of online relationships or protect their own privacy.

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Read Aloud Day: Open the door to new worlds!

Today is World Read Aloud Day! Here’s why and how you can start reading aloud to your kids today and every day after.

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Make up or war paint and "disrupting the pink aisle": your femininity can be whatever you want it to be, girls

Gender stereotypes continue to persist, even in 2018. But it's important to expose our girls to the various possible career paths, from professional make-up artist to the next great inventor and engineer.

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Why you should let your daughters and sons watch Oprah’s 2018 Golden Globes speech

“I want all of the girls watching here now to know, that a new day is on the horizon."

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We've found your new style icons

These Instagram famous kids prove that it's never to early too develop a sense of style.

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Does my child have autism or is this ‘normal’ behaviour?

For many parents, sorting the “normal” quirkiness of childhood behaviour from the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be anxiety provoking.

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How to help kids cope with anxiety

Anxiety is a normal emotion but for some kids it can become a problem – here’s advice on how to help your child cope.

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This seven-year-old can do 400 press-ups in one go

He has heart set on becoming a record-breaking “strongman”.

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Why is my pre-teen being so difficult?

Your pre-teen’s life has just become a roller-coaster ride – and yours too!

Back to School

WATCH: Get creative with these back-to-school book covers

Keep the kids occupied and make things just a little easier for yourself with these book cover ideas.

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Make sure your kids are safe online this summer

Don't forget these online safety tips before allowing your kids access to the deep dark Internet.

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Teach your kids gratitude in 5 easy ways

Christmas has a way of upping the bratty ante in all of us. Here’s how to remind your little ones to be thankful in 5 easy ways.
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