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A day in the life of a stay-at-home dad

"In our situation, it made the most sense for me to stay at home with James." Ever wondered what life is like for a stay-at-home dad? Kevin broke down the basics of a typical day with Elizabeth Mamacos.

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Here’s the letter you may not get from your boss before Christmas, but truly deserve to

We don't know who needs to see this today, but we're leaving it right here for you: "When the time comes that you will have to choose between attending your sons and daughters’ school activities over a client’s needs, if you have to choose between your wife or your husband’s needs over mine as your boss – please choose them."

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Permission to say nope to Christmastime

'As a kid I just thought the warm fuzzy feelings I felt on Christmas morning “happened”. Now I know that the magic happens because someone is working their ass off, and now that someone is me." – Blogger of Wonderoak and mother of four, Jess Johnston, is all of us at Christmastime!

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"Nice guys finish last... be nice anyway": A mom's heartwarming letter about her son who wasn't made a prefect

Mother Lee-Ann shared this inspiring story about her son Danny and raising a "nice boy."

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Why parents should never spank children

"To date, spanking has been banned in 53 countries and states globally."

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BOOK REVIEW: Finally! A great self-help book for SA children and adults

Beth Amato explains why Revealing Freddie is a wonderful read for South African parents and their children.

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Is it okay to spank a misbehaving child once in a while?

Do you agree that "Spanking is often the first step in the cycle of child abuse”?

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Trying to talk to your teen about sex? This is why you’re getting it wrong

Sitting your teen down and having The Talk about the birds and the bees is probably one of the milestones parents dread most. Elizabeth Mamacos explains how to do it the right way.

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25% of SA parents say their child has been a victim of cyberbullying

Cyberbullying reminds us that as much as technology has improved our lives, it's also introduced new problems. According to an annual survey, cyberbullying is on the rise, particularly in South Africa.

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How many times has dad avoided doing something with the phrase “Go ask your mother”?

Is it just us, or do the kids only come to mommy when they need something? Hmm...

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Pearl Thusi gets emotional over not having her mom around

After losing her mother in 2004, the 30-year-old has expressed how she continues to struggle with the loss.

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A little privacy, please!

Are you the kind of parent who communicates with your children or the one that snoops?

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Only 25% of children in SA are part of a nuclear family, and it's not such a bad thing

The Children, Families and the State report recently published by the Children’s Institute at the University of Cape Town shows South African children are moving further away from being a part of a nuclear family and closer to living with their grandparents and relatives instead of their biological parents. But it's not all that bad...

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Daycare teachers forced this mom's son to fight while in their care

In 2016, two daycare workers were dismissed after organising a 'fight club' among children as young as 3, but were not formally charged. Two years on, a mom is still fighting to have them prosecuted.

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WATCH: A father shares a touching moment with the man who received his late daughter's heart

A father proves just how far-reaching the decision to become an organ donor can be.

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What to do when gogo tries to dictate how your children should be raised

When daughters become mothers and mothers become grandmothers, their relationships change.

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Parents against pronouns and first names: When you don't want kids to address you by your first name

Find it disgraceful when children use the term "you" when addressing adults? Always talking to your children in the third person? The omission of pronouns is a lot more common than you'd think.

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"If she no longer wants to have contact with him, that is her choice": A mother opens up about why shared custody isn't the best for her child

"Right from the beginning, my ex-husband was really never part of my 9-year-old daughter’s life so they have never really had that father-daughter bond." A mom shares her experience of shared parenting post-divorce.

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You’re not “just a mom”: Motherhood is like working 2.5 jobs – fact

Moms, we just figured out why we feel tired all the time. Turns out motherhood is equivalent to working over 98 hours a week – that's about 2.5 jobs.

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"My daughter saved me from myself" – Seeing life through the eyes of a child

A mother opened up about her struggle with anxiety and how her 6-year-old daughter helped her overcome it. Children may be young, but there's a lot we can learn from them. Here's why it's good to look at life from a child's perspective and embrace some simple philosophies.

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The simple reason Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson celebrates every moment with his girls

A gentle reminder from Dwayne Johnson that our kids are growing up much too fast.

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"A child does need both parents in their life, and the child should have a say in the custody arrangement"

"Are joint custody and shared parenting a child's right?" we asked. And one of our readers responded sharing that although his daughter now lives with him and it's important to give your child a say in the custody arrangement, children do still need both parents in their life.
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