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From the celeb world:

Somizi: "It’s important to tell a child, especially a black child, that it is possible"

Our September 2017 cover star and media personality SomGaGa reveals facts you probably didn’t know about him. By Phila Tyekana, True Love

WATCH: From Demi Moore to 2017 – gorgeous celeb pregnancy photo shoots

From glossy magazines to Instagram shares, watch our gallery of pregnant celebs showcasing their bumps. By Lesley-Anne Johannes

Serena Williams: "Pregnancy won't stop me exercising!"

Serena Williams will be exercising for “as long as possible” during her pregnancy. By Nonhlanhla Khumalo, True Love

Kim Kardashian: "North can't wear make-up out until she's a pre-teen"

Kim Kardashian won’t let daughter North West wear make-up until she’s 12. By Nonhlanhla Khumalo, True Love

Baby

Who had the most babies ever? Mrs Vassilyeva, that's who

With 69 children, Mrs Vassilyeva holds the world record for the most children born to one woman. By Bashiera Parker.

To snip or not to snip: medical circumcision and a mother's guilt

When a mom needs to make decisions about things she knows nothing about. By Estrelita Moses

Circumcision: our readers respond

Our readers shared their thoughts, opinions and experiences – no holds barred – on whether it's wisest to snip or not.

Mother shows strangers her baby with psoriasis is not contagious by showering her with love in public

Doctors believe she is one of the youngest patients to have such a severe case. By YOU magazine

Preschool

"To the person who thinks it's okay to give unsolicited advice about my daughter's hair"

"Just because my daughter does not look like me, does not mean that you know more about her well-being than I do," writes an anonymous reader.

Children

These 10 kids will make your day

We've put together a list of 10 inspiring kids who have inspired us and we hope will inspire you too. By Bashiera Parker

My sister's very necessary irritating hugs

The understated importance of sibling bonds as we grow up. By Bashiera Parker

High school

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We need to take teenage heartbreak more seriously

Breaking up and breaking down: research reveals that breakups can be just as damaging on teenagers as it is on adults. By Lucia O'Sullivan, University of New Brunswick 

Shocking footage shows teenage cheerleaders being forced into painful splits

US high school East High in Denver, Colorado is under fire following the release of unsettling video footage of a vicious coaching technique.

Claire Wineland is living her best life with cystic fibrosis

20-year-old Claire Wineland explains how her terminal illness hasn't held her back from doing what she loves. And it just so happens to be saving the world. By Bashiera Parker


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