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Children under the age of two are watching double the amount of screen time they should be, with lasting consequences on their development

64% of children under the age of two are watching over two hours of TV and videos every day. That's double the amount the World Health Organisation recommends. And with research indicating that in the first three years of our lives, our brains develop rapidly, tripling in size, we need to ensure our kids spend far less time in front of screens.

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South African Teachers Union threatens to boycott Grade 4 curriculum

Parents have been up in arms since it was incorrectly reported that the new Grade 4 curriculum would include classes on masturbation and gender nonconformity. It appears that teachers are just as against the idea of the inclusion of these subjects...

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"Teach manners and morals first please": Our parents weigh in on school sex-ed policies

Our readers share their thoughts on how sex ed is taught to primary school learners, largely disapproving of the recent suggestions posed by the Department of Education.

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Local kids may set a new world record in Mathematics

Do you believe that a Level 3 Menger Sponge constructed just of cardboard pieces and rubber bands is possible? These students might have done it in the shortest time.

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Department of Education slams claims of masturbation lessons for Grade 4 pupils

Confirmed by the Department of Education: Masturbation will not be included in the new Life Orientation curriculum for Grade 4 pupils.

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Fill your child’s emotional cup with these tips

"Imagine that every child has a cup that needs to be filled – with affection, love, security, and attention. Some seem to have a full cup most of the time, or know good ways to get a refill. But most children get a little nervous when their cup gets near empty."

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Gary Kirsten is using crowdfunding to give 13 young cricket players a chance of a lifetime

“When I was their age I just had so many great opportunities to become better at cricket. Travelling around the world is just what cricket gave me."

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9 ways to protect your child against online gaming dangers

Do you know who your child is playing with online? These expert tips highlight just how cautious parents need to be when it comes to online gaming and their kids.

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5 tips to build your kid's resilience (Spoiler: Cheating on school admissions doesn't help)

Bubble-wrapping children doesn’t work. They need to experience mild adversity to know how to overcome it when they inevitably face it in life. Here are five tips to promote resilience in your kids.

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Boys’ attention and social behaviour is linked to earnings 30 years later

Behaviours identified as early as kindergarten have always been clues for how one may turn out in adulthood. This study explores boys’ attention and prosocial behaviour and found a link to their potential earnings.

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Good news: Child mortality is on the decrease in SA

The under-5 child mortality rate has decreased dramatically from 75 deaths per 1 000 live births in 2006 to 34 deaths in 2016. Here's why.

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Tune in every Tuesday: This school teacher is using Facebook Live to read to learners!

A teacher and first-year principal in the U.S. is using Facebook Live to read bedtime stories to her learners once a week, and we absolutely love the idea!

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Kim Kardashian wants YouTube to remove Momo challenge that tells kids to harm themselves

Keeping Up with the Kardashians star, Kim Kardashian West has once again used her influence for the benefit of others.

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The Film & Publications Board urges us to know what our kids are doing online

Parents, know what your children are doing online. This is the message sent by the Film and Publications Board.

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Future skills: How to teach kids empathy, kindness and patience

We’re launching an exciting new series called Future Skills for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Which skills do our children need to master now for when "the robots take over"? (They won't, not entirely, but bear with us!)

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FEATURE DOCUMENTARY: The story of 4 transgender children

6-year-old David is part of the new trans generation of people who don't identify with the sex they were assigned at birth, and who chose to make the transition very early. This moving film explores the transitioning through first-hand stories told by four young people.

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5 ways to raise a genius child: "Talent is made, not born"

Early starts are key to developing children’s talents, experts say. But so is deliberate practice, a center of excellence, and singleness of purpose.

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WATCH: Just a reminder from Pantosaurus that what’s in your pants, belongs only to you

Baby Shark is fun and all, but we’ve been sleeping on this catchy song by the NSPCC of one dinosaur’s important message about consent.

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What ‘Into the Spider-Verse’ can teach kids about resilience

It's not all web shooting and fighting bad guys. This Spiderman movie will leave your kids with some valuable life lessons... plus a whole lot of web shooting and fighting bad guys – yay!

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Nine-year-old’s heartfelt letter to Disney requesting princess characters who wear glasses

“I wanted to write the letter to make a difference. I don’t want other girls to think the way I did.”

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Why reading aloud means the world to your child

To celebrate World Read Aloud Day on 1 February, the READ Educational Trust explains why reading out loud to child can change their destiny. Whoah, really? Yes.

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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.

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Are imaginary friends good for your child?

According to psychologists, imaginary friends are a sign of positive developmental progress.

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Before letting your kids splash around in the water this summer, consider these safety tips

Parents need to be extra vigilant when their kids are around water this summer.
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