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

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

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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.

Lunchbox

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.

Development

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.

Fun

What to never get other people's children for Christmas

You may want to check this list out before doing your Christmas shopping this year...

Development

Let's talk body image (not body shape) with our kids

Body image is a tricky subject and extremely sensitive for some. It's something that can be determined from an early age in children, and can be the foundation for how they perceive themselves as they grow up.

Development

So does on-screen violence make children more emotionally distressed after all?

The amount of violence children witness on-screen alters their perception of the world and can be detrimental to their development.

Development

Hair care tips for kinks, coils and curls

Naturally curly, coily and kinky hair are more prone to knots, meaning combing and hair care require special tricks and techniques. Here's how to take better care of your little one's hair!

Fun

Meet the nine-year-old from Alberton with the voice of an angel

In the past few weeks a video of Scott singing went viral on social media.

Fun

10 popular YouTube channels for kids in 2018

YouTube is becoming more and more popular among kids these days, and with endless entertainment at their fingertips, who could blame them? Here are some of the top YouTube channels that are perfect for your kids.

Fun

Children's "worst toys" for the holidays

A Black Panther "slash claw" and a plastic Power Rangers sword are among the items topping a consumer safety group's annual list of worst toys for the holiday season. Here are the toys you should reconsider getting your child.

Development

Top hair care tips for anti-washing warriors

Is your child kicking up a fuss every time they need to get their hair washed? Not to worry, we're here to help!

Development

"Although not completely stutter free, I have full confidence to speak anywhere": Readers share how they beat their stutter

Our readers share the simple yet effective methods they used to overcome their stutter.

Development

Steve Harvey shared how he overcame his childhood stutter, and the internet's reaction is mixed

This famous talk show host and comedian had once spoken with a stutter and he's now revealing his secret to how he overcame his speech impediment. We share his and other tips.

Development

Robert Downey Jr sends a special video message to a 7-year-old fan battling cancer

Jackson Tijerina was diagnosed with brain cancer when he was just 4 years old. Recently, he was given a special shout-out by his favourite superhero.

Development

This children's book series is teaching children to think like a programmer

Linda Liukas is on a mission to take programming from the drab and dull to the colourful and creative, and her children's book series is making coding fun and accessible to little children.

Development

Potty mouth posse: are we encouraging children to swear?

Swearing – in your household it may be considered a deadly sin or perhaps something you don't pay much mind to. On the other hand, some people find children swearing to be quite humorous and may even encourage them to do it. Let's unpack the issue, shall we?

Fun

Creative dad carves kids’ faces into pumpkin – and the results are amazing!

A doting dad has spent two days carving his sons’ faces into a pumpkin – and the results are amazing.

Fun

American seven-year-old saves the lives of 1 200 dogs

The youngster has been labelled a hero after saving thousands of dogs’ lives!

Development

WATCH: 3 simple experiments to teach your kids kindness

To quote Dumbledore, "Words are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic, capable of both inflicting injury and remedying it." And we believe that too. So we've put together 3 ways to show kids (and grown-ups too) that the words we use matter. They can break and they can heal, it's often the difference between being cruel or kind. And it's cool to be kind!
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