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Birth

How does SA's childbirth costs compare with the rest of the world's?

This beautiful infographic compares how much a natural birth and c-section costs in SA vs other countries in the world.

Development

Does your school have an effective anti-bullying strategy?

How does your child's school work to curb and deal with bullying? In what way is it effective? Share the system and procedures to help other headmasters, teachers and governing bodies formulate better strategies in their schools too.

Advertorial

Is your Back2School check list checking out?

ADVERTORIAL: Is your child ready and set to go to school this year?

Baby (0-2)

Russell Brand: "We'll raise Mabel gender neutral"

Social definitions of sex tend to oversimplify the biological determinants of gender and anatomy.

Finance & Legal

How much pocket money do you give your child?

Please help Parent24 find out how much pocket money South African kids get in 2017 by filling in the short survey below!

Competitions

November/December winners!

Congratulations to all our recent competition winners!

Development

You respond: Does your child get pocket money?

We recently asked our Facebook community if their kids get pocket money. See some of the responses below.

Primary school

SA kids shine at Mental Maths Championships in South Korea

26 pupils from the A+ Students organisation represented South Africa at the PAMA Global Mental Maths Championships in Seoul.

Tertiary education

South Africa’s universities can do more to make disabled students feel included

It’s not enough just to enrol disabled students at universities. They need particular support.

Beautiful News

A single mom standing in the face of wildfire

As fires wrack the Western Cape, these everyday heroes are responsible for keeping our communities safe.

Fun

She wore a GoPro to her first day at preschool

An oldie but a goodie! Wish you were a fly on the wall? These parents found a memorable way to document their child's first day.

Breastfeeding

Your breastmilk is crawling with bacteria! And that's a good thing

A study by the University of Cape Town has found live bacteria, viruses and fungi in breastfmilk, explaining why breastmilk helps to build a strong immunity in babies.

Pregnancy health

Super smoothies during your pregnancy

Smoothies have an abundance of nutrients that are helpful for your growing baby and you.

Fun

Dr Izzie Stevens has a baby boy!

Grey's Anatomy star, Katherine Heigl, and her country singer husband, Josh Kelley, are finally outnumbered.
Weekly Poll

Are you going away this holiday?

20 % - Yes, our bags are packed!
 
18 % - Yes, we are going to visit family.
 
32 % - No, we are having a staycation.
 
4 % - The family is visiting us...
 
27 % - No, we do not get leave.
 

Tools & Calculators

week-by-week

Want to know what your baby looks like and what you can expect at this stage?

Common Ailments A-Z

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