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Let’s teach our children to connect as well as count – why schools need more community in the curriculum

Adding community-focused learning to the school curriculum has the potential to make academic learning not only more fun but also more relevant to the real lives of children proposes UK-based researcher.

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Local author shares her harrowing experience of perinatal distress

"During the first trimester of my planned and prayed-for pregnancy, I found myself sinking into a deep pit of despair that threatened to consume me." Lauren Shapiro shares her journey.

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'Burns are not only related to fire' - The top 10 ways to prevent burns in children according to ChildSafe

'Scalding from boiling or very hot liquids occur more frequently than fire-related burns but these injuries can be averted with extra vigilance and monitoring from parents.'

Date night

How long does it take to get divorced in South Africa?

What is the quickest way to get divorced? A legal expert shares advice on the options available and how long a divorce could take to be finalised.

Lifestyle

Mom invites her children to ‘interviews’ at home so they can earn their keep

Tired of having children that demand things that they haven’t worked for – well this mom’s solution might just be what you need!
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53 % - We definitely need to find a more eco-friendly way
 
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