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A third of Gauteng pupils still travel more than 5km to school

Despite the 5km catchment areas of schools, many kids still travel more than that to school. The long and short of South African school commutes: children may be travelling very far to get to school, which ultimately becomes costly, but it could be for a better education. So what do you do, as a parent, in this situation?

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Dear feminists, my girls won't be damsels in distress, but they can be princesses if they want to be

Why are we so obsessed with princesses? And is it a good thing? Sure, why not.

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Star Wars' John Boyega surprises school kids in PT class, shows them how to 'Train Like A Jedi'

What do you do to get school kids excited about exercising? You bring in their hero! Here's how primary school kids got a PT lesson they'll never forget... with John Boyega from Star Wars!

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This 10-year-old is selling his toys to help fund his dog’s surgery

Connor's service dog Copper may have Wobbler Disease, which affects the animal’s spinal cord, making it difficult for them to walk. But Connor has a plan.

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6 steps to help children deal with losing a parent

This is how you can help a child with the grief process after losing a parent.

Child (7-12)

Do you really know what your kid's doing on that smartphone?

Connected, mobile and sneaky: parents think they know what their kids are doing on their devices, but do they really?

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IN PICS: From Russia, with love: stunning pics of kids playing soccer

You don't need expensive equipment. You don't even need a proper field or team mates... all you need is a soccer ball. These stunning photos from around the world capture kids playing the beautiful game regardless of who or where they are.

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Kids movie alert: Does Show Dogs groom kids for sexual abuse?

Show Dogs seems like a wonderful family film to take the kids to watch this school holiday. But before you do, you should know about the international outcry after parents and experts alike noted that the film indirectly grooms children for sexual abuse.

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WATCH: 5 mason jar Father’s Day gift ideas

From a shaving and vanity kit to homemade marinade for dad's next braai, we've put together 5 gift ideas for Father's Day and they all fit perfectly into these reusable mason jars.

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Practical tips on how to deal with bullying, the OT way

After attending the 17th World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) Congress in Cape Town, I discovered that occupational therapy could be an out-of-the-box solution to combating bullying.

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INFOGRAPHIC: 70% of babies dying on the road could've been saved by seatbelts

Child car restraints are vital to ensuring your child's safety on the road. Not convinced yet? This is why you should invest in one.

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Is there a link between ADHD and bullying?

Bullying is often directed at insecure and passive children who display physical weakness and poor social skills. However, as a response to the unfair treatment they receive on the playground, some may end up being the bully, to protect themselves.

Health & Safety

These 9 safety tips will keep your child safe in dangerous situations

Child Protection Week reminds us to not take our children’s safety for granted. These top tips could make all the difference in instilling a sense of proactivity in your child in crisis situations.

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WATCH: Japanese kids break Guinness World Record of the most skips in one minute

With 230 skips, the E-Jump Fuji team just broke the Guinness World Record title for the Most skips over a single rope in one minute by a team. Yes, it's a thing.

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Cape Town's very own Tiger Woods is taking the world by storm and he's just 8

Get used to the name Traigh Pathon, because you’re guaranteed to get to know the young golfing phenom in the very near future. We spoke to his parents about the ins and outs of raising a champ.

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What you need to know if your child still wets the bed

Did you know, up to 20% of children 5 years and older still face bedwetting issues? For World Bedwetting Day we’re throwing back the covers on this often embarrassing and frustrating issue.

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WATCH: Kids explain what Ramadan is about

In this video kids explain why Ramadan is such a special and sacred month for Muslims, and they adorably reveal everything they love about it.

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Have you spoken to your tween about porn yet? Here's why and how

Thanks to the wonders of technology it has never been easier for young children to see porn online – accidentally or otherwise. Here's how to have the other "talk" with them.

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Joburg mom's safe kids transport service is a roaring success

When you want something done, ask a parent. Okay, that's not the actual saying but it should be, just ask mom Tiffini Wissing Hein whose transport service has added a whole new level to safe school transport.

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5 brain-boosting reasons your kid should take up martial arts today!

From increasing attention span to significantly reducing aggression, research has proven there's more to martial arts than just great films.

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WATCH: How to make pretty pressed petals for your picture frame

A quick and easy DIY showing you how to press flowers and incorporate them into a beautiful gift that ends up looking pretty as a picture!

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Langbos Children’s Shelter enables residents to be part of the construction process

A new children’s home in the Eastern Cape is using its residents to help with construction, using a simplified process that ensures anyone can build. It’s an ingenious, economical method that puts agency back into the hands of the community, writes Design Indaba.

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WATCH: Quill a gift card for mom this Mother's Day

Take gift giving and card decorating to the next level with this quilling tutorial – perfect for Mother's Day. And don't forget grandma!

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What's the Tooth Fairy's going rate in your home? Readers respond

We asked, you answered. Parents and grandparents share the going rate for those pearly whites in 2018, as well as how they use the myth to their advantage.

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Distracted parent? Your children could end up depressed, so here’s how to unplug and engage

Research has revealed that fragmented care can disrupt proper brain development in infants, which can lead to emotional disorders later in life. So it's best you unplug and engage, and this is how you can ensure that you do so.

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R200 from the tooth fairy! What the South African mouse pays per tooth

Exactly what are South African parents forking out on the tooth fairy budget these days?
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