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We asked children why they don’t get enough exercise – here’s what they said

A few tips on how to get your kids to put down those electronic devices and get more active before the long weekend arrives.

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Toya Delazy is joining Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup as the new crime-fighting Powerpuff girl: Bliss

Local artist Toya Delazy is teaming up with Cartoon Network as the voice of the new Powerpuff girl: Bliss!

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Meet the Justice League: these kid superheroes kick butt

“Our weaknesses are what make us strong,” is Josh Rossi’s message as he photographs these brave little kids, fighting illnesses and ailments, who make up the perfect Justice League.

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Great coding apps for kids

Children from as young as 3 can be taught how to code. We give you six recommendations for apps and websites that teach your kids these vital skills.

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WATCH: These dads joined their daughters for a ballet class

Warning: This video may leave you in stitches.

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Spotlight on rape of girls

Government needs to do more to protect girls from being victims of sexual violence

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What does a teacher make?

Take a listen to this amazing response of a teacher after he was asked what he "makes".

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Childhood cancer myth vs. fact

Up to 1000 children living in South Africa are diagnosed with cancer before their 15th birthday every year.

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Don't open the gifts at the party

Is opening gifts at the party a faux pas or part of the fun?

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Want to improve your kids’ writing skills? Let them draw

We might see drawing as a bit of fun, but the contribution to learning is more than we might think.

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Elsa, Anna and Olaf give us a sneak peek at the Frozen featurette

Looks like the holiday season came early this year! Elsa, Anna and Olaf just released a single for the upcoming Frozen featurette.

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“I’m like, a rubber man of steel,” says bully-fighting 11-year-old as he sings for Idina Menzel

Confident 11-year-old Luke Chacko impresses powerhouse singer and actress Idina Menzel.

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Top music education apps to help your kid to tune in

Parent24's round-up of great music apps, from fun games to introduce preschoolers to the elements of music to helping older children to ace their music exams and professional musicians to up their aural skills.

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Help, my child is being emotionally bullied!

“She’s been sidelined and spends school breaks alone."

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Kids movies to look forward to in the coming year

We take a look at the movies you and your kids can look forward to in the next 12 months.

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WATCH: Wheelchair-bound dating doctor answers children's awkward questions with a smile

"... a lot of things that might be more challenging for me to do, I think I get to enjoy them more because it's more of a journey to get there.” Amin Lakhani candidly answers kids' questions about living with muscular dystrophy.

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Lunch box tips for your little one

Dietician Lara De Santana offers practical tips to help you pack a nutritious lunch for your child.

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REVIEW: Politically Correct Bedtime Stories

Sympathetic portrayals of wicked witches, giants and wolves, and princesses who go on to become entrepreneurs - James Finn Garner's Politically Correct Bedtime Stories is a refreshing and hilarious read.

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How to speak to your son about puberty

Speaking to your kids about puberty can be a daunting task at the best of times – even more so when a mom has to speak to her son. We give our top tips for tackling this conversation.

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Meet these SA kids who published books before they were 16

Did you know that SA is home to one of the youngest authors in world history? Meet some of SA's most impressive published writers under 16.

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10 things your child wishes you could do with them

Switch off the TV and eat with me, ask me questions and share your stories with me.

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Could breakfast and lunch at schools reduce stunting in South Africa?

Due to high levels of food insecurity, stunting – a condition which severely impacts the cognitive and physical development of children – continues to have a high prevalence in South Africa.

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Somizi: “It’s important to tell a child, especially a black child, that it is possible"

Our September 2017 cover star and media personality SomGaGa reveals facts you probably didn’t know about him.

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10-year-old swimmer hopes to raise R2 million for Red Cross hospital in the upcoming Freedom Swim

“Just knowing that you can save someone's life is awesome.” Young swimmer Abriella Bredell plans on raising R2 million for Red Cross, swimming in the December leg of one of the world’s most risky ocean races.

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My sister's very necessary irritating hugs

The understated importance of sibling bonds as we grow up.

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The Santa Shoebox Project goes virtual

The amazing initiative is back with a new virtual option for supporters based locally and abroad.

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I'm pretty smart... for a girl

We often don't pay very much attention to the generalisations we make and end up facilitating the development of particular stereotypes.

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Is it possible to discipline your child without reward or punishment?

Research shows that giving your child the scope to be self-directed is much more powerful than traditional notions of punishment or reward. But they do need limits, here's how.
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