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When can I hug my mom again?

"I really cannot wait to give my mom and dad a big hug, and hold onto them until it feels uncomfortable for all of us."

Parenting

Coronavirus: As schools re-open, are the kids a risk to elderly caregivers? 

Around 12% of households are headed by grandparents, says a 2016 report.

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WATCH | Prince William says he was flooded with emotion about his late mom when his first child was born

"Emotionally, things come out of the blue that you don't ever expect or that maybe you think you've dealt with."

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Day 62 of lockdown: An Industrial Psychologist shares her thoughts

On a greater scale I experience panic when I think about how the world has changed in our lifetime.

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These working moms share how they managed parenting through the pandemic

Four hard-working moms share their experience of the lockdown,

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'We're expected to work like we aren't mothers and mother like we don't work'

"I couldn't help but feel dread at the thought of being torn between being a mother and being a good employee. I mean, how can we be fully committed to either when we are split between the two?"

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10 reasons why parents should support South Africa’s alcohol ban

Cyril Ramaphosa has now put the whole country into rehab, but here are 10 reasons why that could be a good thing for local parents.

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Covid-19: An opportunity to rethink how working parents share household and childcare duties?

For those who can work from home, they find themselves catching up with paid work late at night or when their children have so-called screen time.

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'Tough times never last': A local dad counts his Covid-19 blessings in disguise

The kitchen is tidy, and the pantry and deep freeze are full. We communicate every day with our children, and our best is watching the grandkids, through technology, growing up.

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Co-parenting in a crisis: Parents share how they handled the lockdown

"It’s all about compromise and doing what is best for him.”

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Uptick in childminder queries, as businesses offer to subsidise childcare costs

These companies have only started investigating this, she said, but she has had inquiries from the rail, insurance and IT industries.

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Study proves that the physical presence of a spouse alters how parents’ brains respond to stimuli from children

When similar brain activity in the same area of the brain is observed in two people, it suggests that both are highly attuned to each other’s emotions and behaviours.

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OPINION: My fellow South African parents, we need to talk

Please pat yourself on the back, give yourself a round of applause, you've earned it.

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Messages for Mothers launches Covid-19 help resource for vulnerable mothers

“We also want to address domestic violence as there has been an enormous escalation of this since lockdown, and the negative associations with mental health and maternal health, and child physical outcomes are well documented.”

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OPINION | 'I forgot that you’re a dad': Will working from home boost gender equality?

Finally, gender equality may be getting a boost in the workplace.

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Coronavirus: How to keep childminders safe in your home

44% of respondents said it is too risky to expose their family, and their childminder's family, to infection.

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Has anything good come out of this lockdown?

It’s not all doom and gloom, and staying at home has been a relief for some children who may find the business of day-to-day life a bit too hectic.

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SA kids' online activity during lockdown is up by 200%, here's what they've been searching for

Much like their parents, kids' activity online has shown a more substantial interest in news and video content.

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More than 100 tips on how to keep the kids busy during lockdown

South Africa has declared the Covid-19 pandemic a national disaster. Our schools are closed, events have been cancelled and we’re officially on lockdown. This has brought a break in the usual routine of rushed mornings and school lunches. It’s also a time when most moms, find themselves in two minds.

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5 tips for navigating children’s screen time during lockdown

During this pandemic, it is fair to say that pre-Covid-19 family routines may shift, or even completely fall apart!

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WATCH: So you think life under lockdown is hard? Try caring for 37 kids at the same time

"It's been an experience that I think is beautiful, it's nice, and it's hard. We can't say that everything is easy because we have so many kids and adolescents."

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How using music to parent can liven up everyday tasks, build family bonds

Learning informally with online materials, taking time to explore children’s musical passions through listening to music together or rocking out to quarantine parodies - these are all ways to enjoy and grow with music.
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