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Is there a language barrier to seeking medical and mental health help for kids in SA?

Since today is International Mother Language Day it might be a good time to talk about diversifying our mental health services to be more encompassing of our 11 official languages.

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Are you suffering from post-natal depression?

How do you know you have postnatal depression?

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Allergies can worsen your child’s ADHD

A mom says healthy eating habits has helped her son to handle hyperactivity

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Girls have ADHD too

Why are mostly boys diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and so many girls are overlooked?

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WATCH: Let's calculate how much water your family and Bullet the Dog is actually using per day!

With Cape Town's taps expected to run dry by 16 April, Patensie in the Eastern Cape's water running out even sooner, and water restrictions in place for most of South Africa, have you considered just how much water your family is using at home? Use this video to tally it up.

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A letter from a depressed first-time mom: "Please don't forget me"

A mother explains that sometimes postnatal depression results from others forgetting that new moms have an identity independent of their babies and that their wellbeing matters too.

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WATCH: This teacher became a hero the day she decided to donate her kidney to her little student

With less than 1% of the South African population registered as organ donors, we're clearly in need of inspirational stories like this one.

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How an Eastern Cape mom helped her colour-blind son see real green grass

After endless prayers, hours of research and training and starting a Facebook page, Bronwen Du Preez was finally able to buy her son special glasses that changed the way he'd see the world forever.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus is done with chemo and her sons marked the day in the best possible way!

Lip-syncing Michael Jackson, Julia Louis-Dreyfus's sons told cancer to "beat it!"

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Can I prevent food allergies in my kids?

New research suggests it may be possible and that an early start is key.

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Drowning: How to prevent it this silly season

While our little ones can't wait to splash around in the water on scorching hot days this summer, we have to make sure they're water safe.

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Surviving the holiday blues

The festive season can still be a joyous time if you find time to relax, unwind and spend the right amount of time with your loved ones.

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“My kids can kiss or not kiss... it is up to them”: our readers respond to forcing affection this Christmas

While some of our readers agreed that they won't be forcing their kids to kiss any relatives they don't want to this Christmas, others felt we, much like the "Grinch", were putting a damper on things.

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Our kids won’t be kissing any family members they don’t want to this Christmas

By forcing your girls – or boys – to kiss an aunt or uncle they don't want to this Christmas, you may be sending them the wrong message about physical affection and consent.

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Baby vaccinations in SA: what and why

Everything you need to know about vaccinations and childhood diseases.

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The vaccination schedules in South Africa: is your child up to date?

South Africa offers an extensive baby immunisation programme, available free at state clinics. Parents are also have the option to choose the private schedule, either in its entirety or to supplement the government programme. Here are both schedules.

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What is osteopathy?

This well-established technique is based on gentle correction of the body’s frame.

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5 tips for exercising after birth

Getting moving is the best way to shift the extra preggie padding.

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I love my post-baby body

What do you love about your post baby body? Here's what some of our Facebook fans had to say.

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What is cerebral palsy?

We take a look at the red flags that could indicate cerebral palsy.

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What’s up with my vagina?

A candid introduction to vaginal infections for moms and their daughters.

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How I lost 22kg of baby fat

This mom shares her difficult journey of regaining her pre-pregnancy body.
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