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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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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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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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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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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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"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: 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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What does a teacher make?

Take a listen to this amazing response of a teacher after he was asked what he "makes".

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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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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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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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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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WATCH: Why we should let our kids be rebels (and have cereal milk in every shade of pink)

We've always considered rebelliousness an act that should be reprimanded, even punished. But Harvard Business School professor Francesca Gino suggests we shift our thinking of "effective rebels". And she may be on to something.

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How to protect your children against abduction

UPDATED: These simple rules could save your children’s lives.

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What it's like growing up in the Big Dry in Australia

This short insert by BBC News highlights the big impact a drought has on a farming family's life. How has the drought affected your family?

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This is how Iran is tackling smartphone addiction in children

An art teacher in Iran has designed art class courses to get young children away from their smartphones, and other countries have taken similar steps to reduce cellphone usage among young children.
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