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WATCH: Kids explain why Allah gave us Ramadan

In this video kids explain why Ramadan is such a special and sacred month for Muslims and 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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Why children naturally look on the bright side, experts explain

Research reveals that a strong tendency to be optimistic and positive is normal as early as 3 years. It's not without its cons, though. Here an expert explains why optimism is a great trait and how we can protect our children.

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Viola Davis releases children’s book

How often does one get asked to write a continuation of their fave childhood book?

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Are we sexualising our young children? Readers respond

From condemning Pastor Ab Isong's sentiments to agreeing that we need to protect our children by not dressing them inappropriately, our readers respond to dressing our children too "sexy".

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How parents can support children after traumatic events

As much as parents try with all their might to protect their children, it's inevitable that your child will be exposed to a traumatic situation. Here is how you can prepare for when that moment comes.

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Why dance is just as important as maths and science

Sir Ken Robinson, a global leader in educational reform, explains that we need to change the culture of education by focusing just as much attention on the arts, humanities and physical education, as we do on maths and science.

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Are we allowing our children to be too "sexy"? Pastor's post goes viral

Pastor Ab Isong posted on Facebook that we're dressing our children a little too "sexy" in "bum shorts", "halter necks" and make-up at too young an age. He suggests we're turning them into objects of others' sexual attention. Hmmm – what do you think?

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OPINION: We should teach our children about different religions, no matter what our beliefs are

Don't worry - teaching your children about Islam and other religions won't indoctrinate them or push them into adopting that faith. It will only make them more tolerant and perhaps make our world a less frightening place.

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WATCH: How to create pretty pictures with fluid painting

We're sure the kids have done just about everything there is to occupy themselves after their homework's complete in the week and they've watched all the movies on TV over the weekends. But have they tried fluid painting?

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Mom’s tough lesson to son goes viral

A mother’s lesson to her son who became obsessed with branded clothing has gone viral throughout the world.

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What to read next? Great books for 6-12 year olds

Don't let them wait for the movie to come out, encourage them to open up a world of a pure imagination. Here are the most anticipated books for tweens in 2018.

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Homegrown Rapunzel: Meet the Pretoria schoolgirl with 1,4m-long hair

Nikitha is proud of her 1,4m tresses but, boy, do they take some looking after!

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These consent classes have reduced rape by 51% in Nairobi

No Means No Worldwide have introduced a programme teaching girls self-defence and boys about positive masculinity – and it has significantly reduced rape statistics.

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Kit your kids out in snuggly autumn wear

New season, new thread. A round-up of sweet wardrobe options for kids from 3 to 8 years old.

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John Cena wrote a children's book! Real story

While John Cena doesn't have any children of his own, much of his work involves making children smile. His latest effort comes in writing his own children's book about an undersized monster truck with oversized determination.

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WATCH: Monster Munch, Cupid's Crunch and Bunny Bait: Make your own themed popcorn for market day

A quick video on how to make themed packets of popcorn by combining different sweets and treats. Yum!

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"The baddies have foreign accents" and other things our kids learn from watching TV

Why it’s so important for kids to see diverse TV and movie characters.

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Do touchscreens mess up children’s handwriting skills?

We are all quick to blame touchscreen technology, but if a child is suffering from handwriting-related issues, it could be due to any number of reasons, from poor fine-motor skills to language difficulties, dyslexia or dyspraxia.

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This new video of kids trying snacks from South Africa is both hilarious and important

Watch American kids indulge in biltong, Ouma Rusks and Flings!
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