Family Finance

Should we leave our kids an inheritance?

Masanda Peter discusses whether parents should leave their children an inheritance or not.

Development & Behaviour

You destroyed my life!

Don’t blame your child for your own lack of fulfillment, suggests Masanda.

Development & Behaviour

Hello baby, goodbye friends

Can friendships survive when babies come along?

Back to School

“You can’t play with us!”

What do you do when other kids don’t want to play with your child?

Back to School

Don’t spank my child!

Should step parents or domestic workers spank your kids in your absence?

Back to School

"I'm a criminal for my kids"

This dad explains why he turned to crime to support his family.

Conception

A second surprise baby?

Is the second or third child also unplanned for some single mothers?

Back to School

A father’s day card for mommy

Will your kid be giving their Father's Day cards to Mom instead?

Care & Nutrition

Parenting with Criselda Kananda

Talk-show host Criselda Kananda gets candid about life, death and being HIV-positive.

Development & Behaviour

The snooping parent

Are you so worried about your kids that you are tempted to invade your kids’ privacy?

Development & Behaviour

Hanky panky with the domestic worker

Sexual harassment in the home could harm the children of everyone involved.

Back to School

I left my kids for greener pastures

Some parents leave their kids behind so that they can support them.

Development & Behaviour

Stereotyping the only child

The only child: Spoilt, selfish social misfit? Masanda Peter takes a closer look.

Conception

“Mom, didn’t you know that Dad was married?”

Parents should consider the consequences of their actions too, says Masanda Peter.

Development & Behaviour

“Don’t treat my child differently”

Do you treat your step children different to your biological ones?

Development & Behaviour

Why I'm proud to be a single parent

Stop judging single moms, says Masanda Peter.

Development & Behaviour

Children as casualties of family feuds

Kids get caught in the crossfire when relatives fall out.

Development & Behaviour

Domestic workers are mothers too

Do you give your helper time off during the holiday season?

Development & Behaviour

Mama, what is apartheid?

Masanda Peter deals with addressing a tricky racism issue.

Back to School

Back-to-school money stress

Masanda Peter considers how the new school year should be prioritised over fun holidays.

Development & Behaviour

Mom, where is your mom?

How do you explain death to young children?

Health & Safety

End of school parties of death

Parenting doesn’t end once your kid has finished exams.

Masanda Peter

Step-parent, your silence is deafening

Speak out when your partner neglects children from a previous relationship.

Masanda Peter

'Stop your brat, please'

Would you tell another parent that they need to discipline their kid?

Masanda Peter

Your child, the muti ingredient

People need to be educated to prevent our children being wiped out in front of our eyes, says Masanda Peter.

Masanda Peter

Are kids who attend multicultural schools less disciplined?

Masanda Peter wonders if parents are lenient on kids who attend multicultural schools.

Masanda Peter

No time for men?

I’m happy for the new generation of women who are finding their own way for their children, says Masanda Peter.

Masanda Peter

When a family member is mentally ill

With education, we can provide a better life for those affected by mental illness.

Masanda Peter

No fathers allowed

Women who keep their child away from their dads are making a mistake says Masanda.

Masanda Peter

Boarding school memories

Even though I have mixed memories of boarding school, I might well send my son one day, says Masanda.

Masanda Peter

Granny, the nanny

Is it fair to leave an elderly parent to bring up your child, asks Masanda Peter.

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Longing for a mother’s love

It’s a sad thing when the family connection breaks down, says Masanda.

Masanda Peter

Kids in make-up

Please think twice before decking your child out in a weave and make-up, says Masanda Peter.

Masanda Peter

The curse of a childless woman

Let’s support childless women, not pass judgement, says Masanda Peter.

Masanda Peter

The power of a teacher

A good teacher can change a child’s life. Let’s give them credit, says Masanda Peter.

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‘Not in front of the kids’

Public displays of affection can be embarrassing for children, but it’s good for them to know their parents love each other, says Masanda Peter.

Masanda Peter

Danger in the men's room

My son uses the ladies room, and here's why I won't compromise on that...

Masanda Peter

Girls left holding the baby

What are we doing to support our thousands of teenage moms, asks Masanda Peter.

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Not my child!

Why do some people blame all their children’s faults on mixing with the wrong crowd, wonders Masanda.

Masanda Peter

Behind varsity walls

Is your student child really focusing on his or her studies?

Masanda Peter

The sex talk

One embarrassed conversation is just not enough to explain the complexity of sex to kids, says Masanda Peter.

Masanda Peter

'Kids, meet your sister'

Like Oprah, Masanda Peter discovered siblings later in life. Here’s what she advises parents.

Masanda Peter

‘Never too busy for my kids’

From Grade 1 to varsity, do you give your child your attention and support?

Masanda Peter

Go easy on matrics

Don’t blame students who have failed, rather offer support, says Masanda Peter.

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My neighbour’s child

What happened to being helpful neighbours to other parents?

Masanda Peter

Do children owe their parents?

Do we parent our children with an attitude of 'I'll raise you now, you pay me later?'

Masanda Peter

Chasing dads for maintenance

Why should the government have to get involved to get parents to pay their papgeld?

Masanda Peter

Sharing a bed with my son

Getting him into his own room hasn’t been easy, and the ghost behind the door didn’t help.

Masanda Peter

Same mom, different dads

Do we judge women because their children have different fathers?

Masanda Peter

'Oh no, not church again!'

How do I introduce my religion to my son without making him resent it? Masanda Peters asks.

Masanda Peter

How much say does a step-dad have?

When families blend, it’s a careful balancing act to be fair to both biological and step-dads.

Masanda Peter

No to cruel teachers!

Abuse in schools is outdated and wrong says Masanda Peter.

Masanda Peter

Mama is HIV+

Telling your children about a health condition is never easy. Masanda Peter admires her friend’s honesty.

Masanda Peter

When will you lose the baby weight?

A woman’s weight is no-one’s business – not even her partner’s – says Masanda Peter.

Masanda Peter

Confessions of an ex-bully

These are the 6 questions I always wanted to ask the school bully. Now she answers them.

Masanda Peter

‘I won’t change a nappy!’

Why do some men get away with avoiding the hands-on side of being a dad?

Masanda Peter

Sticking to tradition

Which customs do you keep, which ones do you let go? Masanda Peter looks at baby traditions.

Masanda Peter

Transport of death

Is there anything parents can do to ensure their children’s safety on the way to school?

Masanda Peter

Whose child is it anyway?

Are you handing your parenting duties too freely to you helper? Masanda Peter admits she's done it.

Masanda Peter

A name to be proud of

When I named my son I wanted him to be able to carry his name with pride. What made you choose?

Masanda Peter

‘Go change your clothes, Mom!’

What gives a child the right to criticise her mother’s outfit, wonders Masanda.

Masanda Peter

The favourite child

Is it right that one child feels more loved than another? Favourite child Masanda Peter raises the issues.

Care & Nutrition

‘I’m over working mom guilt’

‘I’m doing my best for him and that’s good enough.’ This working mom has shaken off the guilt and it feels good.

Care & Nutrition

‘I love you’

Why is saying these three words so difficult for many parents?

Masanda Peter

One big happy step family

If you know your new lover has a child, you’re making the choice to be part of his life.

Masanda Peter

Domestic worker dramas

Finding someone I can trust with my son and my home has been horribly difficult.

Masanda Peter

Dressed to break the bank

When designer gear is a must for kids, we have our priorities wrong, says Masanda Peter.

Masanda Peter

Fighting my son’s battles

Do I battle the bullies myself – or teach my son to face them himself?

Masanda Peter

Where is the black dad?

Can we please get our families back together as they are meant to be, asks Masanda Peter.

Masanda Peter

Paranoid mama

Who do you trust with your kids? Not many, says Masanda Peter.

Masanda Peter

Chasing papgeld

Do we need to spend the time and effort trying to get maintenance, wonders Masanda Peter.

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‘Mommy, my hand is brown’

Do I tell my son he can be any colour he wants to be, asks Masanda Peter.
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