Health & Safety

Should teens be trusted online?

Do you know what’s lurking in your kid’s online device?

Health & Safety

Cure ADD with spoon bending

Can ADD be cured with alternative treatments?

Development & Behaviour

Little beauty queens

Marlon Abrahams reflects on the relevance of beauty pageants for kids.

Development & Behaviour

You’re a dork, and so is your kid!

If you never grew up, your kid will pick up your habits, suggests Marlon.

Care & Nutrition

Father’s Day – The Good, the bad and the ugly

Why use Father’s Day as a chance to air your bitterness, wonders Marlon Abrahams.

Development & Behaviour

Single dads finding strength through hardship

The challenges of being a single dad can provide valuable experiences, says Marlon Abrahams.

Think about

Who’s to blame for special children?

Kids with special needs must need special parents, suggests Marlon Abrahams.

Development & Behaviour

“You can’t choose your family”

“You can’t shoot them, either!” Marlon chats about the extended family dilemma.

Development & Behaviour

“Bad dad” TV ad gets pulled amid protests

Men take offence to being represented as dithering idiots in the parenting game.

Care & Nutrition

Even men can be good parents

Marlon Abrahams offers some inspiration to newbie dads.

Development & Behaviour

"She drives me crazy!"

Sometimes your kids can drive you to madness but he wouldn't change it for the world, says Marlon Abrahams.

Development & Behaviour

Children win access to fathers

Are fathers becoming more competent as parents?

Development & Behaviour

Is it okay to invade your child’s privacy?

If you build a relationship with your kids based on trust you won't have to invade their privacy, says Marlon Abrahams.

Development & Behaviour

Blended parenting, anyone?

Dating a parent comes with a different set of rules, says Marlon Abrahams.

Development & Behaviour

Are we heading for the next evolutionary level?

Your child could be a phenomenon, says Marlon Abrahams

Development

Effective discipline lives on long after childhood

Marlon Abrahams considers the lasting effects of “good” discipline.

Development & Behaviour

Long distance parenting

Separation from a child needn’t spoil the relationship, suggests Marlon Abrahams.

Development

Single dads aren’t “real men”

Mixed messages when dating are a challenge for Marlon Abrahams.

Development

Caution! Hormonal pre-teen ahead!

How do you cope when hormones swamp your pre-teen?

Development & Behaviour

A good pre-school is critical!

How to select the perfect pre-school for your child.

Marlon Abrahams

“I want my boobs back!”

How do men deal with the sexuality of breasts vs. breastfeeding?

Marlon Abrahams

Slutwalk: a father's response

Marlon Abrahams uses Slutwalk as a chance to discuss sexuality with his children

Marlon Abrahams

Using old laws to punish mothers

Should mothers be held accountable for the deaths of their unborn or stillborn babies?

Marlon Abrahams

Let children be children

It’s make me puke when people dress up children in an adult way.

Marlon Abrahams

'Stay away from my daughter!'

It’s up to dads to protect and set a standard for their daughters. Single dad Marlon Abraham is taking on the challenge.

Marlon Abrahams

Are parents to blame?

When a tragedy like the Norway killings happens, should we look to the killer’s childhood?

Marlon Abrahams

Dads are meant for playtime

Even though as parents you will have different parenting styles you still have to agree on the important things, says Marlon Abrahams.

Marlon Abrahams

Carlos Tevez scores one for parenting!

By moving to be closer to his kids, the great footballer makes a bold statement about the important of fatherhood.

Marlon Abrahams

Parenting and politics

Just spending 15 minutes with your kids could mean a world of difference.

Marlon Abrahams

Every day should be Father’s Day

Don’t the pressure of ‘special days’ get in the way of your relationship, says single dad Marlon.

Marlon Abrahams

How bad is divorce really?

The evidence is clear: We need to put aside bitterness and make it as painless as possible for kids, says single dad Marlon.

Marlon Abrahams

Fathering children from prison

Should men be allowed to father children while in prison, asks single dad Marlon Abrahams.

Marlon Abrahams

Stay at home kids

Got an adult kid that’s failing to launch? He could be a kipper or a ni-ni.

Marlon Abrahams

Phat Joe, you let the team down, mate!

Slagging your ex off in public is just not the way to go, says single dad Marlon Abrahams.

Marlon Abrahams

Sex change kids can block puberty

Kids who are confused about gender can now delay puberty while they make up their minds. But is it a good idea?

Marlon Abrahams

Why are we having kids in our twilight years?

Should we be spending our later years relaxing or bringing up babies, asks Marlon Abrahams.

Marlon Abrahams

The electronic babysitter

DVDs and laptops are a thing of the past. Single dad Marlon Abrahams has his house invaded by the iPod instead.

Marlon Abrahams

Grow up, Charlie!

Charlie Sheen is so not the single dad’s role model, says Marlon Abrahams.

Marlon Abrahams

Should men be at the birth?

Marlon thinks a dad who’d rather work than see his child born has it all wrong.

Marlon Abrahams

Costner puts kids before career

Making choices to be an involved dad is not only for Hollywood stars, says single dad Marlon.

Marlon Abrahams

Doing a Bono

Criticising someone’s parenting is like making a comment on another country’s culture, says Marlon.

Marlon Abrahams

New school blues

How long do you let your child be unhappy before you decide to make a change? This single dad of three considers the options.

Marlon Abrahams

Is four kids enough?

The Beckhams can afford as many kids as they like – but should it be a factor for the rest of us?

Marlon Abrahams

SA Schooling: A Tale of 2 Systems

Marlon Abrahams takes a look at this year’s Matric results.

Marlon Abrahams

Don’t drink and parent

You need your wits about you when you’re in charge of kids, says this single dad of three.

Marlon Abrahams

Lies about Santa

Is Father Christmas just another type of seasonal monkey business?

Marlon Abrahams

Teens having sex

Is the law correct in the way it handles cases of underage teen sex?

Marlon Abrahams

‘For the sake of the kids’

Is it more important for kids to see their parents together – or keeping their self-respect?

Marlon Abrahams

Gang-raped at school?

Who will take responsibility for this environment our children are growing up in?

Marlon Abrahams

Prison baby, mom’s home!

After 13 years apart, how do a mother and daughter start again?

Marlon Abrahams

Preschool psychology

Any relationship, especially with a child, thrives on communication. And chocolate.

Marlon Abrahams

Do your children deserve an inheritance?

What will your kids get when you die? Do you have a duty to save for after you’re dead?

Marlon Abrahams

Are you parent-ready?

Even an 8-year-old can tell when a parent isn’t up to the task, says single dad Marlon Abrahams. Can you?

Marlon Abrahams

A Man U fan like Dad

Should we brainwash our kids into supporting the teams we like?

Marlon Abrahams

The kid’s got style

A preschooler with a flair for fashion gets our single dad thinking about where style comes from – and does it matter?

Marlon Abrahams

What kind of baby was I?

Conversations with a 4-year-old can make a tough day good, says our doting single dad.

Marlon Abrahams

Dual-purpose breasts

It’s not only women who have trouble integrating the two functions of human breasts, admits this dad.

Marlon Abrahams

Yet another study

Marlon raves against yet another parenting study that proves the glaringly obvious.

Marlon Abrahams

Who’s sitting next to your child?

How much right do parents have to decide who their children associate with?

Marlon Abrahams

Could your teen divorce you?

Should teens be able to break away from their parents’ control?

Marlon Abrahams

Ronaldo: single dad poster boy

Soccer’s most glamorous star has become a single dad. Another step towards equality for fathers, says Marlon.

Marlon Abrahams

The male pill

Scientists invent first male contraceptive pill! It’s the end of the world as we know it, says our single dad.

Marlon Abrahams

Does crime make kids anxious?

Is living behind electric fences turning our children into nervous wrecks?

Development & Behaviour

Making little racists

Our single dad and his daughter have a close encounter of the racist kind.

Care & Nutrition

New dad, roving eye

Don’t get tempted to stray! Our single dad warns new fathers.

Marlon Abrahams

Should 62-year-olds be having babies?

Isn’t there an age after which it’s just unfair to the kids? Our single dad ponders.

Marlon Abrahams

So you think you can parent?

Forget what any so-called experts have told you, if you can survive these 5 scenarios, you’re the stuff parents are made of!

Marlon Abrahams

Adolf, a hero dad

Hearing about a really brave father inspires single dad Marlon.

Marlon Abrahams

Child sex slave worries

The World Cup has heightened parents’ fears about children’s safety from trafficking.

Marlon Abrahams

Children on Facebook

It’s really up to parents to protect their kids online, says this single dad.

Marlon Abrahams

Equal rewards for boys and girls

Boys should be taught from an early age that girls are just as good as they are. Why then are girls rewarded differently to boys?

Marlon Abrahams

10 things my parents didn’t tell me

There are certain pitfalls no parent can avoid, says single dad Marlon.

Marlon Abrahams

You made your child fat!

It’s your fault that your child’s a fatty, says no-nonsense single dad Marlon Abrahams.

Marlon Abrahams

Single dad’s golden rule

Live by this rule and you’ll become your child’s and your ex’s hero!

Marlon Abrahams

Condoms for kids

Do special condoms for 12-year-olds sound like a good idea?

Marlon Abrahams

Is porn a threat to kids?

To watch people shagging or not to watch people shagging, that is the question...

Marlon Abrahams

The first kiss

After a Facebook walk down memory lane, Marlon thinks about kisses.

Marlon Abrahams

Talking gibberish to imaginary people

Marlon hits a new curve in the parenting road – and it’s all gibberish to him.

Marlon Abrahams

Leaving a legacy

Another love child... Will we remember Jacob Zuma as the people’s president, or the man with the complicated personal life?

Marlon Abrahams

Skeletons in the ancestral closet

Is it really that important for children to know the gory truth about their ancestors' past?

Marlon Abrahams

What school should be

Discounts for high achievers? Writing at 4? Marlon’s daughters’ schools are going the extra mile.

Marlon Abrahams

Just like the Spartans

Do we have the right to terminate a pregnancy because the baby is imperfect?

Marlon Abrahams

What 3-year-olds can’t talk?

A British survey gets our single dad thinking about his girls and their verbal skills.

Marlon Abrahams

Papa the polygamist

Surely having more than one wife has to affect the quality of parenting?

Marlon Abrahams

Killing sacred cows

Marlon Abrahams feels cheated that, as a "coloured", he has no culture to pass on to his girls.

Marlon Abrahams

I'm a traumatised foetus

Marlon Abrahams finds out why he’s always so depressed when Christmas time comes around.

Marlon Abrahams

Dear Tiger Woods

A belated word of advice from another dad who has also had his wild times.

Marlon Abrahams

An open letter to my daughters

After a rough year, Marlon looks to his children for inspiration.

Marlon Abrahams

Academic peer pressure

Should 9-year-olds be competing for awards for their work in class? Marlon Abrahams is still thinking about it.

Marlon Abrahams

Our rainbow nation is fine

Watching teens hang out makes Marlon Abrahams feel positive about the future.

Marlon Abrahams

From doffy to Einstein

Can a DVD teach a language or raise an IQ?

Marlon Abrahams

Are fairytales outdated?

Shouldn’t we be creating South African classics for our kids?
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