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Why you need to be talking to your tween about porn

Thanks to technology, access to pornographic images and videos are but a Google search away. How can parents navigate the porn minefield? [WARNING: Explicit terminology ahead.]

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This is why sibling rivalry is bad for your child's development

Can't we all just get along? New research shows that helping your children to build loving relationships with each other has a greater impact than you may think.

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Cyberbullying: Four steps to protect your kids

Teaching your kids respect for themselves and others in terms of their internet behaviour could help them stay safe on the internet.

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Go on, don't be scared: 5 reasons to tell fairy tales

They're gruesome, they're sexist, and they don't paint a picture of a world we'd like to introduce to our children. But drama therapist Marlize Swanepoel argues that that's exactly why we should tell our kids fairytales.

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Is your nanny trustworthy?

You’re placing the person you value most in the world in her care: your child. Here's how to make sure you pick the right person for the job.

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Kidnapping prevention - 8 tips that could keep your child safe

It is a frightening reality and every parent’s nightmare, but a prevailing issue in South Africa. Here's how to minimise the risk.

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INFOGRAPHIC: SA children face a higher cyber risk than most others in the world

In a recent study, South African children were among those who were the most vulnerable online.

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What Scandinavia can teach us about gender stereotypes

The story of Snow White story embodies the kinds of gender biases children are exposed to.

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How children develop a sense of humour

By developing a sense of humour, children are able to explore possible emotions, have a basic understanding of human interaction and have a heightened imagination.

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Why there needs to be more autistic characters in children’s books

Autistic characters in children’s books are few and far between. But it's important that children read about characters who are different or maybe even more like them than they initially thought.

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Read Aloud Day: Open the door to new worlds!

Today is World Read Aloud Day! Here’s why and how you can start reading aloud to your kids today and every day after.

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Make up or war paint and "disrupting the pink aisle": your femininity can be whatever you want it to be, girls

Gender stereotypes continue to persist, even in 2018. But it's important to expose our girls to the various possible career paths, from professional make-up artist to the next great inventor and engineer.

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Why you should let your daughters and sons watch Oprah’s 2018 Golden Globes speech

“I want all of the girls watching here now to know, that a new day is on the horizon."

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Does my child have autism or is this ‘normal’ behaviour?

For many parents, sorting the “normal” quirkiness of childhood behaviour from the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be anxiety provoking.

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How to help kids cope with anxiety

Anxiety is a normal emotion but for some kids it can become a problem – here’s advice on how to help your child cope.

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Why is my pre-teen being so difficult?

Your pre-teen’s life has just become a roller-coaster ride – and yours too!

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Should parents ask their children to apologise?

The impact of apologies on children will teach them to be more respectful, learn from their mistakes and understand the power of forgiveness.

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It's more than just bunnies, princesses and evil pirates

Diversity in children's books is now more important than ever. Representation matters and it's time our children saw themselves represented in the books they read.

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Kids Need To Know The Fundamentals On How To Save Water

How you and your kids can help conserve our water supply throughout this drought-stricken period.

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Teach your kids gratitude in 5 easy ways

Christmas has a way of upping the bratty ante in all of us. Here’s how to remind your little ones to be thankful in 5 easy ways.

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“How boys learn domestic abuse, and how girls learn to forgive it”

We need to be mindful of the things we say to our kids. They quite often use the same coping mechanisms later in life.
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