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These Zarpies: avoiding stereotypes when talking to kids

Most of us want to avoid teaching our children stereotypes. But we often talk in ways that we don't even realise put groups of people in boxes. Here's a great way to look at your words differently.

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Is it possible to discipline your child without reward or punishment?

Research shows that giving your child the scope to be self-directed is much more powerful than traditional notions of punishment or reward. But they do need limits, here's how.

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Latest stats: Primary school girls who become mothers

A survey has some shocking revelations about learners being pregnant as early as in Grade 3

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This is how Britain’s first gender-fluid family is raising their son

“We’re just an ordinary family being who we want to be.”

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Disciplining your children: reward or punishment? Every child is unique

Rachael Sharman writes about disciplining your children after explaining that each child has a different personality and therefore responds to different disciplinary techniques.

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‘My HIV child is playing with your child, and you don’t know it’

A photojournalist and mother of two has decided to keep her child’s HIV-positive status a secret, fearing the ignorance and stigma associated with the virus.

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Little boy applies for job at NASA – and gets a heartwarming reply

When it comes to self-belief and reaching for the stars, we can definitely take a page out of this young man’s book.

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Transgender day camp offers hope to 4- to 12-year-olds

A California transgender day camp for kids ages 4 to 12 sees surge of enrolments, and gender experts say this reflects sharp increases at clinics.

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Teaching little girls to lead

Despite progress being made, princess culture is still pervasive enough to be damaging to our daughters. Here's how to change that.

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Parent's guide: Making YouTube safer for your kids

Do your kids watch YouTube? Use these guidelines to keep viewing age-appropriate.

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Review: Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

Finally, there's a book celebrating all the amazing contributions women have made to the world across the board!

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Protect your family from abduction

UPDATED: These simple rules could save your children’s lives.

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Girl disqualified from soccer tournament for looking like a boy

World famous soccer stars come out in support of a young girl who was disqualified for having short hair.

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How the #MenAreTrash movement is affecting my son

Natasha Marais talks about what the #menaretrash hashtag means to her as the mom of a boy.

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Video games: how to explain the good and bad to a 9-year-old

The debate around video games seems endless. Researchers weigh up the pros and cons by answering a 9-year-old's query.

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Celebrate Child Protection Week by doing something great

South Africans, here's what you can do for National Child Protection Week, and every day after.

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Popular culture: 5 ways you can direct its influence on your kids

Research found that children spend an average of 15.5 hours per week consuming media. What is that media telling your children?

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Our readers respond to YDE's sexy store ads

See how our readers feel about sexy store ads in public spaces.

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From naughty nudes in mall ads to R2300 for bum masks

These are our top lifestyle stories you should read before this weekend comes to a close.

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Provocative store ads: should retailers practise more caution?

Are certain shopfront ads a little too audacious for a place like shopping malls? Shouldn't mall storefronts be more family orientated than X-rated?

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Clearing out the childhood

Watching your children enter a new phase of their lives is both frightening and amazing.

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New app gives parents remote control of their kids devices

Google's new Family Link app allows parents a high level of access and control to their children's cellphones.

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Is immunisations without written consent legal?

A dad wonders if the Department of Health is allowed to vaccinate his child without his consent. See what they have to say.

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5 ways to prevent your child from becoming lazy

Here's how to help your kids not to develop this nasty habit.
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