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How the #MeToo movement will impact parenting in 2018

It's now more important than ever to create a safe space at home where kids feel comfortable enough to ask and share the more difficult topics. Teaching them about boundaries, empathy and communication will go a long way towards their sex education.

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5 things every guilty parent needs to know

Stop beating yourself up, nobody’s perfect – not you, and not your kids. Parental guilt is not only normal, it's okay. Here are ways to cope.

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PRINTABLE: Ramadan 1439 calendar for 2018

We've put together a Ramadan calendar for our Muslim parents to put up on the fridge at home to avoid those “Is it time yet?” and "How long still?" questions from your little ones.

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5 reasons why parents are always late

No, no… this isn’t a parent-shaming article, and we’re not going to bash non-parents either. We’re going to explore physics and ask that age-old question.

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How Akhumzi's mom spent a beautiful Mother's Day – and 19 other favourite celebs too

From Kristen Bell's day out to the Kardashians' tributes to their momager, here's how our favourite celeb moms spent Mother's Day and honoured the incredible women who raised them.

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Honouring the legacy of our late mothers this Mother's Day

"I will do as my mother asked, and I will do the best I can with this life." We take a page from celebrity mom Angelina Jolie on how to pay tribute to mothers no longer with us but always in our hearts.

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Mother’s Day tips for divorced fathers

If you are one of those sceptics, arguing that it is just another money-making gimmick, take a moment to read and reflect on these notes.

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Happy (Divorced) Mother’s Day

Once a year, we have the opportunity to honour our Mothers and show our appreciation for everything they mean to us. It is also an opportunity to teach our children to consider the relationships they have with the woman who gave birth to them and the roles their mom plays in their lives.

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How to explain the holy month of Ramadan to your kids

This year, Ramadan begins when the sun sets on 16 May. Whether it's your little one's first year of fasting or you'd like to explain Ramadan to your non-Muslim child, here are some facts to get you started.

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Moms and self-esteem: when you don't feel good enough

Take a deep breath, and remind yourself that you are worthy and you're doing the best you can.

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Utah becomes first US state to allow 'free-range parenting'

Utah has become the first US state to allow children to roam free and take part in unsupervised activities under a "Free Range Parenting" law that went into effect on Tuesday.

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"I need help" – Mom pens totally relatable Facebook post to her husband

A mom blogger who says she tells it like it is, wrote an open letter to her husband. She does describe him as a wonderful dad, but there was this incident that made her blood boil. Read on!

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Worrying about being a perfect mom makes it harder to be a good parent

Mothers experience strong pressure to be perfect parents. This is how “parenting perfectionism” is affecting you and your parenting confidence.

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How Madiba made us better parents

Mandela, the father who provoked a million conversations.

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So who are Zuma's 23 children?

Former president Jacob Zuma truly is the father of a nation. A busy man, he has fathered at least 22 children, all of whom he loves dearly, he's said. Here's a round-up of his offspring.

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How Joburg moms travel (or not) to give their kids the best life

This study of mothers in Johannesburg proves that cities should plan spaces to better suit women's movements and needs.

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"I climb for all women": Tireless mom plans her 9th Everest summit

Lhakpa Sherpa wakes up at 6am every day to walk her two daughters to school, before walking 3km to one of her two jobs to support her family. But she spends her very little spare time training for her annual expedition to the top of the world: Mount Everest.

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Looking back at Winnie at home with four generations of Mandelas

Not only was she the mother of a nation but she was also a mother to two beautiful women.

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5 tips to win at reading to your children

Reading aloud to your children can encourage a love of reading while having educational, social and emotional benefits for your child. This study outlines how you can make reading to your children an enriching experience for all.

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Yes it is possible to have a social life when you're a parent. Here's how

Before you have children, you can’t imagine that it will change your relationships with your friends – but it does, and staying in touch with child-free friends takes a little more effort once Junior arrives.

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Dads Lionel Mapoe, Elton Jantjies and Ewan Strydom on fatherhood

What Lionel Mapoe, Elton Jantjies and Ewan Strydom had to say about their experience with fatherhood.

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OPINION: 7 reasons why we're only having two children

"In our plans we always knew we wanted to have two children."
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