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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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Poor diets are damaging children’s health worldwide warns UNICEF

Many children are suffering the consequences of a failing food system and poor diets warned UNICEF in a new report on children, food and nutrition.

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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 41 583 rapes that were committed in South Africa over the 2018/2019 period. So isn't it time we start empowering and protecting our boys too?

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What to do when your child is a bully

Don't take it personally if your child is accused of being a bully.

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Childhood bullying can cause lifelong psychological damage – here’s how to spot the signs and move on

People who have been bullied can experience mental health problems later in life such as stress, anxiety and depression. So it is vital that children who have been bullied work through the past in order to move on and forward.

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How to be a boy mom

Some great tips on how to foster an amazing relationship with your son as a mother.

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The benefits of cuddling stuffed animals (for children and adults alike)

It's so cute when your little one is peacefully asleep with their favourite teddy bear. Have you ever wondered though what the benefits of stuffed toys are?

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Consent classes reduced rape by 51% in Nairobi, is this what South Africa needs?

No Means No Worldwide have introduced a programme teaching girls self-defence and boys about positive masculinity – and it has significantly reduced rape statistics. Is it time for SA to introduce these classes in schools and on campuses?

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These simple rules could save your children’s lives

How to protect your children against abduction.

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'No means no': A teacher explains how to gently teach consent to 3-year-olds

"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."

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Kidnapping prevention - 8 tips that could keep your child safe

It is a frightening reality and every parent’s nightmare, but a prevailing issue in South Africa. Here's how to minimise the risk.

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What’s the best way to teach children a second language? New research produces surprising results

Is it really true that children soak up language like sponges? Researchers talk best practice when teaching children multiple languages.

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What The Lion King teaches us about children and grief

For more than 20 years, The Lion King has taught children lessons about the circle of life.

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Grudges come naturally to kids – gratitude must be taught

Research suggests that young children aren't naturally geared towards kindness and must learn the principle of direct reciprocity in order to apply it.

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The proposed 'no repeat policy' will be 'placing the needs of the education system above the needs of our learners'

"Through this policy revision, the DBE will be putting a band-aid on a scratch that will eventually become a deep wound."

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The Little Mermaid doesn't have to be white and blue-eyed to be beautiful, and our girls don't have to be either

It was recently announced that Halle Bailey will play Ariel in the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid. Of course, the trolls had a lot to say, but we, and a lot of other parents, think she's going to make a gorgeous Ariel. Kudos to Disney for promoting diversity – something our kids absolutely need to see.

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Google has a free course teaching kids to spot fake news, and you should probably try it too

Be Internet Awesome is a free digital safety and citizenship children's course Google has been offering for the past two years. They've now added spotting fake news to the curriculum and tech experts are saying the course may prove just as beneficial to adults as well.

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The era of discovery: Teaching children to think like entrepreneurs

Growing the next generation of entrepreneurs is key to job creation and economic growth in South Africa. But how do you ensure this mindset is bred among learners, and streamlined in schools?

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A chess program helped this 8-year-old raise $240,000 and get his family out of a homeless shelter – here’s what to look for in a chess program for your child

A former U.S. Women’s Chess Champion shares her top tips for parents searching for a chess program for their child.

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10 modern-day heroes who are inspiring our kids

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

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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.

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Mom shares experience of raising an intersex child

Finding out the gender of your baby is one of the most memorable pregnancy milestones. For Amie this came with a lot of questions as her child was neither male nor female. She shares her experience of raising an intersex child.

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UJ study finds that children on social grants go to school earlier and are less likely to be obese

Our government has highlighted the importance of access to quality early stimulation, education and care for all children, and University of Johannesburg research is showing that this is becoming a reality for SA's children.
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