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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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".


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.


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.


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?


OPINION: Should children be allowed to fast during Ramadan?

From fasting to watching TV, writer and mother, Zayaan Schroeder Mollagee, shares her thoughts on children observing the holy month.


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.


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.


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.


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.


"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.


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!


10 modern-day heroes that are inspiring our kids

Our kids latch onto cartoon heroes and here's why that's okay.


These 6 things may help preventing bullying

Today is Pink Shirt Day, commemorated annually to raise awareness about bullying. Here are 6 ways parents and caregivers can create safe spaces in the classroom and at home.


Teach your child how to talk about someone with a disability, without being a jerk

Sometimes we talk to people with disabilities unaware that the words we use and the way we use them might be considered insensitive and offensive. Here are a few guidelines to ensure you're a little less of a jerk next time you do.


Parents, stop nagging kids not to forget – set visual cues instead

Making lists, creating timetables, and placing to-be-remembered items in eye-line are great ways to help your kids remember their chores and daily tasks.
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