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Is your child hearing voices? Don't panic, it's common

Two researchers from Manchester, UK are conducting research into children who experience hearing voices, and they're finding that it is surprisingly common and the voices can often be supportive.

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Step back! How to help your child become an adult

Many parents don't give their kids the opportunity to learn how to be adults. Here's how you can teach your kids some independence.

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The Man Up campaign: promoting voluntary medical male circumcision

South African celebs promote the Man Up campaign to raise awareness around male circumcision for National Men’s Health Month.

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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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"Nobody loves me" - teens and heartbreak

Helping your teen deal with heartbreak: when to back off and when to be there.

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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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'Mom, Dad – I'm pregnant!'

Your daughter is pregnant, what now?

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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 - 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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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 - 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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"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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Prepare your teen for leaving home

Too often our teens leave home only to fail to launch on their own. Give your young adult the necessary life skills and support with life coach and former teacher Godfrey Madanhire's tips.

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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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Which gap year option is right for my child?

We help your child choose the best option for a fun, meaningful gap year.

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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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