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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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8 ways to keep your kids smart over the summer holidays

How to encourage learning at home during the school holidays.

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Worried about your child's excessive smartphone use? It's not all in your head

Parents who fear their kids are spending too much time in front of screens now have more reason for concern.

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Being disappointed by Christmas gifts is good for kids who have enough

It is essential for children’s mental health, well-being and overall development that they experience how to deal with disappointment well.

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Lies about Santa? They could be good for your child

Developmental psychology suggests that such fantastical beliefs are not actually harmful, but are associated with a number of positive developmental outcomes.

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WATCH: 11-year-old cancer survivor dancing The Nutcracker with The Royal Ballet

Charlie Tait was only 3 when she was diagnosed with Wilms’ tumour, and used ballet as a way of staying strong. Now 11-years-old, Charlie is dancing with the stars of The Royal Ballet's, The Nutcracker.

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Let's talk body image (not body shape) with our kids

Body image is a tricky subject and extremely sensitive for some. It's something that can be determined from an early age in children, and can be the foundation for how they perceive themselves as they grow up.

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So does on-screen violence make children more emotionally distressed after all?

The amount of violence children witness on-screen alters their perception of the world and can be detrimental to their development.

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Hair care tips for kinks, coils and curls

Naturally curly, coily and kinky hair are more prone to knots, meaning combing and hair care require special tricks and techniques. Here's how to take better care of your little one's hair!

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"Not a shove as such": Dad filmed pushing his 7-year-old son into saving a goal explains himself

Get off the field, dad! Kids sport is supposed to be fun, not stressful.

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"Although not completely stutter free, I have full confidence to speak anywhere": Readers share how they beat their stutter

Our readers share the simple yet effective methods they used to overcome 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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