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Can Hollywood movies teach teenagers about history?

Or are they a waste of time? A researcher investigates.

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Sex education: Why are our teen girls still being shamed?

Girls keep hearing at school about how they need to say no to sex or bear the consequences (alone and in shame). What if the girls don't have a choice? What if they make a mistake? What about the boys and consequences? And what says the law?

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Parent's guide: Making Instagram safer for your kids

Kids as young as 13 are regular Instagram users. Here's how to keep it teen-friendly.

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When your teen joins the protest march

What do you do when your teen wants to join a protest march? Kate Sidley's matric daughter went to the #feesmustfall Union Buildings march. Here she remembers the day.

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How parental television viewing affects teens sexual behaviour

Are your television programme choices a catalyst for healthy or unhealthy sexual behaviour for your teens?

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What is self-harm or cutting and why should we know more about it?

Adolescence can be a challenging and overwhelming new chapter of your child's life. It may be a frustrating and emotional journey. Self-harm may be an option your child chooses to help them cope.

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Get your boys to check their balls – it could save their lives

Moms and dads have an important role to play when it comes to keeping their boys safe from testicular cancer.

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Hilarious: maths teacher kicks off new year with a song

Remember that funny thing that happened in class? We all have a story to share... these kids have a video.

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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.

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The kids are okay

What do you do when you're stuck in traffic? Take a cue from these teens, who took it outside.

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'Mom, Dad – I'm pregnant!'

Your daughter is pregnant, what now?

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The ultimate Christmas gift guide for teens

Often it's challenging to buy gifts for teenagers, but we've put together a list to make your job a little less troublesome.

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The great teen biker debate

Would you allow your teen to get a motorbike?

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Spotlight: Teen suicide - 6 things parents need to know

Teen suicide increasingly affects many families. Educating yourself could be a matter of life or death.

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Spotlight: Teen suicide - What to look out for

Being able to identify warning signs and knowing what needs to be done could be a matter of life or death.

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Spotlight: Teen suicide - How to cope

After suffering the loss of a teen, friends and families are shattered and often battle with unanswered questions and getting to grips with what's happened.

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"I am horrified at the new proposal to amend the liquor policy!"

Following the debate about whether or not schools should serve alcohol to those of age at school functions, a Parent24 reader responds...

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"Animal Farm teaches kids to love animals" and other funnies

A Bollywood star is in the spotlight for talking about the children's book without having read it, sparking a slew up funny Tweets.

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Party checklist for an adult hosting a teen party

Are you a parent that's hosting a teen party this festive season? Check out these tips to make sure everything runs smoothly.

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Facebook and risky sex among teens: an HIV nightmare

There is a link between online social networking technologies and increased risky sexual behaviour.

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Why adult children stay at home: looking beyond the myths of kidults, kippers and gestaters

The stereotype of a dependent generation who won’t leave home overlooks the many reasons adult family members choose to live together in the one house.

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Why teen brains need later school start time

Morning routines have always been more of a struggle for parents with teenage kids. Could a later start to a teen's day be a solution to this ongoing problem?

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Think looking after turtles in Costa Rica for three weeks is good for your CV? Think again

It's time to recognise the difference between "deep"and "shallow' volunteering.

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How to tell if your teen is an underage drinker

The dangers of underage drinking cannot be overstated and parents are advised to look out for behaviour that may be indicative of their teenagers consuming alcohol.

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Positive discipline for your teen

Disciplining a teen is tricky to get right, especially if they still trying to figure out their own identity.

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Why Will Smith's son Jaden tricked him into going to London

When Jaden turned 18, he wanted his family to be with him in London. Will and Jada soon found out why!

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What is the legal drinking age around the world?

With SA’s drinking age in the spotlight, Parent24 compares legal drinking ages around the world.

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Help! I was cyber bullied!

A clinical psychologist responds to a Matric learner who has been cyber bullied.

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#bullyingmustfall: 33 more parents weigh in

We had an overwhelming response to our story about bullying at a Cape Town school. Here's a round-up of your letters.
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