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Former The Queen actor, Joe Kazadi on parenthood – 'I’ve never felt this kind of joy'

He played a villain on The Queen, but in real life Joe Kazadi is a big softie. Here he talks about fatherhood and growing up as a refugee in SA.

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Would you use "productivity and task-management software" to manage your home?

Apparently it's becoming increasingly popular as a way for kids to keep on top of their chores, school work and goals, and for parents to keep track of goals for the week, to-do lists and activities.

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'My son suffers from severe homesickness...help me': An expert provides help

Tsholo Jood, a Clinical Psychologist at Tara Hospital's Children's Unit, answers a concerned Parent24 reader's question.

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The wrong way to cope with empty nest syndrome (and the right way)

The experience of kids leaving home can be painful, and every parent deals with it differently.

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'How do I let you go before I even got to know you?' One couple's heartbreaking, yet inspiring, journey to parenthood

For many, the path to parenthood is marked by challenges, but the journey this family endured stands out. Persistence, faith and the spirit of 'philotimo' has been their mainstay for the past 6 years. Read their harrowing story here.

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Twitter shares mom wisdom with #MyMomOnceSaid

Mom's advice is the best, isn't it? Twitter users shared their moms sage advice, with some touching and some hilarious comments standing out.

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A study on same-sex parents finds that sexual orientation is irrelevant when raising children

A US study finds that bringing up well-adjusted children has more to do with "quality of parenting than with parental sexual orientation."

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Will getting a 'screen consultant' help you raise screen-free kids?

Parents are hiring 'screen consultants' to remind them how to parent without using technology. Yes, really.

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'There is nothing wrong about lobola': A reader defends the practice

"Also the writer is not the revolutionary he thinks he is as parents, including my grandfather who refused to accept lobola for his kids as early as the 1940's, have had this option since time immemorial."

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Manaka Ranaka on being a single mom and raising her kids freely

Manaka Ranaka is a free spirit, who believes in letting her kids be.

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Wendy Parker says Kaizer Chief hubby Bernard is a Man-of-the-Match father

Whatever Kaizer Chiefs striker Bernard Parker achieves on the field, you can be sure that it’s nothing compared with the kind of husband and father he is.

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4 lessons from Terry Crews' open letter to his son explaining why competition 'is a poison'

"It turns one man against another... into something that’s not human." Terry Crews shared words of wisdom with his son in an open letter and it might be something you need to share with your children.

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IN PICS: From Queen Elizabeth II to Archie Harrison: We take you through all the royal christenings

If you ever thought there would be a month where the royals wouldn't be trending think again. Just recently the Sussex royals christened their baby boy Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, so we thought we'd compile an awesome list of royal christenings from the youngest royal member to the Queen.

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"Another form of injustice, like slavery": An African father shares his opinion of lobola

"The stance I am taking will be the first of its kind," says Paidamoyo Gerald Manomano, as he unpacks his thoughts on the practice of lobola.

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Why is it important for black parents to talk about racism?

If you don’t have the race talk with your children and instil the right values about racial equality, someone else will, and it might not always be the beliefs or values you’d like your children to grow up with.

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From Cameroon to Nazi Germany: An in-depth look at parenting practices around the world

Japanese children are often allowed to ride the subway by themselves from as young as seven, and the idea of children going to bed at 6.30pm is horrifying to many Spanish or Latin American parents who see it as critical for children to take part in family life during the evening.

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"Senseless tradition": Parent’s share their thoughts on hospital circumcision vs traditional initiation

It's seen as an entry into manhood for many South Africans, but circumcision has recently made headlines with the scary number of teens dying during initiation.

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Convince your kids to do their chores: Science says when they do, they tend to do better at school

Do you struggle to get the kids to complete their chores? Tell them they better do it if they want to be happy and ace their exams. At least, that's what the science says.

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WATCH: Here's why Serena Williams won’t be giving Meghan Markle any parenting advice

“I never pass on words of wisdom because I feel like everyone, when they have a kid, especially when you just have a baby, it’s so difficult to just be.”

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WATCH: Princess Diana inspired Prince Harry to be “kinder, better, greater” for baby Archie

“Perhaps it’s the newfound clarity I have as a father, knowing my son will always be watching what I do, mimicking my behaviour. One day, maybe, even following in my footsteps. But it's not just my role as a father that shows me that. It's in the people I see every day, that don’t realise how inspirational they are to those watching them.”

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LQBTQ representation is vital in kids’ shows, but The Bravest Knight is about more than just two gay dads, say cast

“It's not about what gender those parents are, it’s about how much love you can give that child..." – The cast of The Bravest Knight, Wilson Cruz and T.R. Knight, say LGBTQ representation is important for kids to see. But they don't want that to be the main and only focus of the show.

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Local mompreneur Shanèy Vijendranath makes this year’s Forbes Africa 30 under 30 list

"This isn’t just a personal win for me, it is also a win for the mommy bloggers community in South Africa which sometimes doesn’t get the credit it deserves in the influencer space." Shanèy Vijendranath has been honoured as one of SA’s most influential under-30 business achievers.
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