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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.

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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.

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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!

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"People joked that it took me 5 minutes to get to the next letter": A reader shares how he beat his stutter

Stuttering can be an all-consuming speech impediment and a Parent24 reader told us about a simple yet effective method that spelt the end of their stutter.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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

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

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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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WATCH: How to make monster slime for Halloween

A whole lot of glue, silver glitter and eyeballs! Here's how to make (safe, borax-free) monster slime with your little one this Halloween.

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"No means no": How this teacher explains consent to 3-year-olds in the sweetest way

"Consent is something I am big on teaching. Mostly because I am alive in the 21st Century, but also because I have survived a sexual assault by someone who was a partner and lover at the time... To me consent is not something you teach in one conversation at a vital age. To me it is a way of doing things that winds its way through every interaction."

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WATCH: After resisting sexual harassment, a group of Indian schoolgirls were beaten into hospital

38 Indian schoolgirls aged 12 to 14 were taken to the hospital recently after being beaten with sticks by a group of boys and the boys' parents. And all because they stood up for themselves after being sexually harassed.

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WATCH: What is the grossest thing your child’s ever done? Kim K, J-Lo, Scarlett and other celeb moms share

Kids are “nothing but a walking petri dish full of faeces and love,” according to Kristen Bell in her latest episode of Momsplaining. Sounds about right.

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WATCH: A gentle reminder from a 4-year-old future "best football player" to never give up

We can all learn a thing or two from this little boy's attitude towards failure and his determination to succeed in becoming the "best football player in the world".

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WATCH: Could this toy be the new Tamagotchi?

There's a new toy on the market that uses AI and machine learning to help kids develop particular skills, while detecting their habits, behaviours, skills, likes and dislikes, to create a better user experience. Best of all though, it's screenless, and gives kids that "Tamagotchi feeling".

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WATCH: This little girl is all of us after this surprisingly tiring 4-day week

It's only been 4 days but it feels like we're drained well into next week. Here's an adorable video to kick start your weekend though, and maybe even make you laugh out loud when you realise just how relatable it is.

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Too much screen time, too little sleep and almost no exercise: shocking findings

Only one in 20 kids in the United States meets guidelines on sleep, exercise and screen time, and nearly a third are outside recommendations for all three, according to a study published Thursday.

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OPINION: We aren’t doing enough to protect our boys from sexual assault

We often talk about toxic masculinity and how women fall victim to sexual abuse and assault because of it. But children, more specifically, boys, also make up part of the 40 035 rapes that were committed in South Africa over the 2017/2018 period. So isn't it time we start empowering and protecting our boys too?

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Help your daughter get ready for her first period

It’s crucial to talk to her about the physical and emotional changes she’ll experience.

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What is mindfulness? And why is it so important to teach it to our children?

Today, 12 September, people around the world are celebrating Mindfulness Day – a day to highlight the health and wellbeing benefits of practicing mindfulness. Co-founder of WISE (Wellbeing in Schools and Education in South Africa), Carol Surya, explains why teaching children mindfulness is so important and how you can do so at home.

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WATCH: This 4-year-old motivational speaker will make you want to grab your favourite book this Read a Book Day

“Thank you for having me. I’m here to speak to you about the importance and benefits of reading," began Caleb, the 4-year-old motivational speaker that delivered a speech at a Texas middle school teachers’ night and stole our hearts.

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9-year-old Joburg boy becomes author after being bullied in school

“I thought by writing a book I could help other kids who are going through the same thing.”

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Dad turns kid’s drawings into reality using Photoshop

While other parents stick their children’s drawings onto the fridge, one dad decided to showcase how his son’s creations would look in reality.

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Here's the key to lifelong good mental health for your kids

We need to help our kids to deal with life’s challenges and stresses in a healthy and positive way. Here's how, and why it will be beneficial for them later in life.

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OPINION: How is representation in children's movies and TV stacking up in 2018?

Many children spend a large amount of time watching movies and TV shows. While there are tons of different story lines, the characters often lack diversity. Here's me, ranting about it.
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