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Good news: Child mortality is on the decrease in SA

The under-5 child mortality rate has decreased dramatically from 75 deaths per 1 000 live births in 2006 to 34 deaths in 2016. Here's why.

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Boys’ attention and social behaviour is linked to earnings 30 years later

Behaviours identified as early as kindergarten have always been clues for how one may turn out in adulthood. This study explores boys’ attention and prosocial behaviour and found a link to their potential earnings.

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Tune in every Tuesday: This school teacher is using Facebook Live to read to learners!

A teacher and first-year principal in the U.S. is using Facebook Live to read bedtime stories to her learners once a week, and we absolutely love the idea!

Competitions

Win tickets to see Wonder Park!

Parent24 and UIP are giving away 148 tickets to see the new kids' movie Wonder Park!

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Kim Kardashian wants YouTube to remove Momo challenge that tells kids to harm themselves

Keeping Up with the Kardashians star, Kim Kardashian West has once again used her influence for the benefit of others.

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The Film & Publications Board urges us to know what our kids are doing online

Parents, know what your children are doing online. This is the message sent by the Film and Publications Board.

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Future skills: How to teach kids empathy, kindness and patience

We’re launching an exciting new series called Future Skills for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Which skills do our children need to master now for when "the robots take over"? (They won't, not entirely, but bear with us!)

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FEATURE DOCUMENTARY: The story of 4 transgender children

6-year-old David is part of the new trans generation of people who don't identify with the sex they were assigned at birth, and who chose to make the transition very early. This moving film explores the transitioning through first-hand stories told by four young people.

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WATCH: Just a reminder from Pantosaurus that what’s in your pants, belongs only to you

Baby Shark is fun and all, but we’ve been sleeping on this catchy song by the NSPCC of one dinosaur’s important message about consent.

Fun

WATCH: Be still my beating… Rice Krispies heart! The easiest, yummiest Valentine’s Day treats you can make for your kids

We transformed every child's favourite snack into the quickest and easiest treat you can make for Valentine's Day.

Development

5 ways to raise a genius child: "Talent is made, not born"

Early starts are key to developing children’s talents, experts say. But so is deliberate practice, a center of excellence, and singleness of purpose.

Development

What ‘Into the Spider-Verse’ can teach kids about resilience

It's not all web shooting and fighting bad guys. This Spiderman movie will leave your kids with some valuable life lessons... plus a whole lot of web shooting and fighting bad guys – yay!

Development

Nine-year-old’s heartfelt letter to Disney requesting princess characters who wear glasses

“I wanted to write the letter to make a difference. I don’t want other girls to think the way I did.”

Fun

Piers Morgan got into a fight with a dad in an Elsa costume on Twitter and obviously lost

Let [your gender stereotypes] go! Let it go! Can't hold us back anymore! This dad dressed up in an Elsa costume to sing Let It Go with his son, and while some were moved, Piers Morgan, was not.

Development

Why reading aloud means the world to your child

To celebrate World Read Aloud Day on 1 February, the READ Educational Trust explains why reading out loud to child can change their destiny. Whoah, really? Yes.

Lunchbox

If Lunchbox Olympics were a thing, this mom just took home the gold

Lunchboxes made with love... a Parent24 reader sent in pictures of the lunchboxes she treats her children to.

Lunchbox

School lunch box rules and what parents are really feeding their children

School lunch boxes? Let's unpack the issue (no pun intended).

Fun

Curious Kids: Do cats and dogs understand us when we miaow or bark?

Do cats and dogs understand us when we miaow or bark? Probably not. The way our pets communicate is a lot more complicated. But there are things we can take note of to better understand and speak to them.

Fun

16 Fun and affordable hobbies to try with your kids this year

Trying new things doesn't have to break your bank.

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Beautiful lunchbox ideas (that don't require cold cuts)

It's that time of the year again, here are some healthy lunchbox ideas sans cold meats to get you into the swing of things as the kids head back to school.

Development

8 ways parents and teachers can help children make friends in primary school

Experts have found a positive link between high-quality friendships and better academic results. Here's what parents and teachers can do to help young ones make and maintain healthy friendships.

Development

Are imaginary friends good for your child?

According to psychologists, imaginary friends are a sign of positive developmental progress.

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8 ways to keep your kids smart over the summer holidays

How to encourage learning at home during the school holidays.

Development

Worried about your child's excessive smartphone use? It's not all in your head

Parents who fear their kids are spending too much time in front of screens now have more reason for concern.

Parenting

Why shaming your children on social media may make things worse

Do you think shaming your children on social media is a good punishment for them? Here's why it could actually backfire.

Development

Being disappointed by Christmas gifts is good for kids who have enough

It is essential for children’s mental health, well-being and overall development that they experience how to deal with disappointment well.

Development

WATCH: 11-year-old cancer survivor dancing The Nutcracker with The Royal Ballet

Charlie Tait was only 3 when she was diagnosed with Wilms’ tumour, and used ballet as a way of staying strong. Now 11-years-old, Charlie is dancing with the stars of The Royal Ballet's, The Nutcracker.
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