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Boy missing after being left in mountains as punishment

It is believed that a Japanese couple left their 7 year-old son on the side of the road as a way of punishing him.

Parenting

Weird (and gross) things parents save

Some call them memorabilia, but when does it become crazy?

Care

Whose life is more important – kid or gorilla?

Cincinnati Zoo kills gorilla to save child. But was it necessary?

Positive Parenting

5 most popular stories on Parent24 this week

Here's what went down in the world of parenting this week.

Positive Parenting

Motherhood rhapsody

Three mothers sing about motherhood challenges to the backing of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody.

Trying to conceive

Kids explain how babies are made

Kids share their thoughts on how babies are made and where they come from.

Health

Cape Town school warns of new drug trend

We take a closer look at the homemade drug called Lean which is all the rage among teens.

Development

Readers respond: Why aren't our children reading well?

These readers share their thoughts around our kids' reading abilities, the education kids receive and the society we live in.

Development & Behaviour

How stories change your child's brain

Telling stories is the first step to literacy development.
Weekly Poll

Do you know of schools still using corporal punishment?

11 % - Yes, my child gets caned or punished cruelly at school
 
13 % - I’ve heard rumours about my child’s school
 
76 % - No, luckily our school doesn’t use cruel discipline methods
 

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