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Ready for sex?

Like Justin Timberlake’s mom, many parents would prefer their children to avoid early sex.

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Can we help our children?

If you want the best education for your child, look in the mirror.

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Do we really believe in diversity?

Weight, colour, height, language. Why do humans insist on believing that there is only one right way to look and be?

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The Botoxed 8-year-old

A mother regularly gives her daughter injections to keep her baby-faced... Are we that crazy?

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'I hate your kid'

An American teacher is suspended after blogging trash talk about her students. But do we expect too much of teachers, asks Adele Hamilton.

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Domestic chores are good for dad

The more involved fathers are in home and family, the happier they are.

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Does Suri look better than her mother?

Is it inevitable that preschoolers start outdoing their parents in the fashion stakes?

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An online childhood

Over 90% of US toddlers have an online history. And every word and picture you load now could follow your child forever.

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Are teens safe on foot?

When teenagers need to get from A to B, what can be done to keep them safer?

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Do you value time more than money?

What motivates you? Are you most driven by family duty, time or money?

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Hey, teachers, don‘t leave our kids alone!

Is there any way we can find a solution that satisfies both teachers’ and learners’ rights?

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When moms and dads play

What is the way you play telling your child about men and women’s roles?

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The adoption maze

Once again a member of government calls for people to adopt. But the system seems to stymie the adoptive process again and again.

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Famous teens under fire

Swamped by fans, teen singing star Justin Bieber has asked for sanity. Is it all too much to be young and famous?

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Teen driver ahead

Placing a teen behind the wheel of a motor vehicle takes cojones of steel. And then you get arrested.

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How many kids in a class?

What number of kids can a teacher reasonably be expected to teach?

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Stop illegal caning

At some South African schools, canings are still the norm. And yes, it is illegal.

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Songs to soothe a baby

Stick on the right tunes, and your baby might turn from howling to gurgling in a minute or two.

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Is overfeeding your child abuse?

Is an overabundance of food and treats a crime against your children?

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What do we tell kids about love?

In our world of polygamy and soapies, do we keep the dream alive of one true love, for life?

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Why are teachers failing?

Sex abuse, bad marks and protesting parents: the teaching profession is under fire.

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Viva, lazy parents!

Maybe we should all just relax and let go a little more to be better parents.

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Teens: expect the worst

Does turning 13 make a monster out of a child? That’s what we keep telling them.

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Family time, 2010

Forget old ways of being a family, we have our own style of being together.

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Teens are children too

At last, South African teens will get help from the state until they’re 18.

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Tween activists

Toy shops beware this shopping season, some kids have had enough of being dictated to.

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Yes, I had sex!

If pregnancy proves one thing, it’s that you are sexually active.

Development & Behaviour

Girlie girls and butch boys

Boys command things while girls prance and nurture. All’s well then?

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Why breeding is a must

Having children is an act of faith in the planet’s future, says Parent24 editor Adele Hamilton.

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Freedom or foolishness?

Should a 13-year-old be allowed to sail solo around the world? I say no.

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Bored with life

Human children soon learn to find life tedious, says Adele Hamilton.

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Touching the foetus

New technology allows a touchy-feely session with the unborn. Why?

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Fast fingered kids

Is predictive text breeding a generation that shoots first, asks question later?

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Attention economics parenting

When everything else is shouting ‘look at me’, parents and kids can only hope for a small piece of the attention pie.

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Blame the parents

Should parents take the legal rap if children use alcohol?

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Remote control parents

Why are so many parents apathetic and absent, wonders Parent24 editor Adele Hamilton.

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What about the kids?

Michael Jackson dies, leaving behind three children who have a lot to deal with. Can their childhoods be less damaged than his?

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Pregnant babies

The pregnancy of a Cape Town 10-year-old is a symptom of the worst of our society’s attitudes to girls.

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Beware of the headline

Research on antenatal classes does not necessarily mean what the headlines say.

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Hit the dummy teacher

A school in China has created dummy teachers for kids to punch to express their frustrations. Yay or no?

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Not Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day has never been a favourite in our family. But Mom always will be.

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Labour rations

What’s the perfect meal for between contractions? asks Adele Hamilton.

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A thinking classroom

Could reasoning really work as a discipline measure?

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Fire! What to take

Kids, husband, book...what else?

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Smooth-faced criminals

If a teen commits a crime, should he be sentenced as an adult?

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The bang bang birthday club

Who is signing on for army birthday parties?

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‘I agree with Manto’

The Minister’s statement on paternity leave makes...gulp...sense.

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It’s a boy...at 8 weeks

New DNA technology allows parents to see their baby’s gender when it’s the size of a bean. But should they?

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Death of the sugar monster

If sugar doesn’t affect our kids, does that mean they’re just brats?

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Hitler, your supper’s ready

A family is torn apart by Nazi naming. But do parents have the rights to give their children bad names?

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Don’t eat the poo

The brown stuff can be fascinating to people (and animals) under 1m tall. And parents.
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