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Stressed about managing your child’s behaviour? Four things every parent should know

An online poll of 2000 Australian homes has found that for parents, stress is a normal part of everyday life. It identified four key points that are part and parcel of raising children. Here they are.

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10 Things to never say or do when your child comes out to you

Perhaps there will never be a perfect response, and no one will know exactly what to say in this situation, but there are definitely things you shouldn't say. Here are some of them.

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"I’d rather be with my kids": Chris Hemsworth is the most loving father and husband

From the hottest to the highest paid, Chris Hemsworth is on every top 10 Hollywood list imaginable. But to his family, he's nothing but a number one dad.

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WATCH: This meteorologist wore her son on her back while doing the weather forecast

Susie Martin went to work on 5 October and gave the weather forecast with her 1-year-old son on her back. And it's exactly the kind of positivity we needed in our lives today.

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Understanding rape culture and teaching your children about it

The global rape crisis is extremely real and something we need to address at every chance we get. As parents, it is crucial that we do some introspection and discuss topics of rape culture with our children so they know right from wrong and never become a part of this devastation.

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"My father is going to smash me when I go home": Khabib Nurmagomedov may be an undefeated champion but he still has to answer to his dad

Did you ever think you could relate to a UFC fighter? The professional mixed martial artist Khabib Nurmagomedov from Russia remains the undefeated UFC Lightweight champion... but outside the cage he's just like the rest of us, afraid of disappointing a parent. And his dad remains a parent, even to his adult son.

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Eek! My child is going on camp!

Margot Bertelsmann needs help navigating this most frightening milestone: leaving her child for two days as he goes on camp. And she knows she must give him the talk on respect for privacy and bodily autonomy, even at 9 years old, particularly in light of recent events in SA.

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WATCH: 'Mom' actress Anna Faris just admitted to feeling guilty about NOT feeling guilty and we know you can relate

"I [felt] really guilty that I wasn't more anxious." Turns out there are levels to this mom guilt thing and Anna Faris just hit the nail on the head in a recent interview.

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Parenting like the Smiths: 5 of Will and Jada's unorthodox parenting philosophies

Will and Jada Pinkett Smith have made headlines for their unorthodox parenting philosophies. While they may have raised eyebrows of the more conventional or traditional parents, their parenting rituals really seem to work. Here are some of the philosophies the Smiths adopt.

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WATCH: 12-year-old boy goes on a four-day holiday in a foreign country and his parents had no idea

"He just doesn't like the word no, and that's what I got, a kid in Indonesia." After watching this unbelievable story parents may want to up the ante on keeping tabs on their children's smartphones.

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Parent-shaming is nothing new, and helicopter parents are the new target

Have you ever been shamed for over-parenting? And can your helicopter parenting negatively affect your child in the long run?

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"I love cannabis, it makes me a better person": This cannabis-using parent is proof the stoner stigma needs to change

It's just been legalised for private use, and for this father, it's about time. He has happily and safely been using weed for years and shares his reasons why the stereotype is sometimes just an unfair label, although he does caution against misuse.

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"I was wrong but I have a reason... you were wrong because you're a bad person": 5 ways to help our child recognise fundamental attribution error

"Fundamental attribution error?" you may ask. Sounds like some strange rare disease, but it's actually something the majority of human beings are guilty of. Here's what it is and how you can keep your child from falling into this trap and instead grow empathy and kindness.

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"As long as someone stays in my house they won’t be allowed to light a joint": A reader gets real

The highest court in SA may have just legalised weed for private use, but under this mom's roof, the smell of cannabis from neighbouring houses is as close as it's going to get.

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Dads, do you think you parent your daughters and sons differently?

Boys vs. girls, nature vs. nurture: a study has found that a father's parenting style changes according to the gender of his child.

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If you think smoking dope is legal, try smoking it in front of your mom: 6 things parents need to know

Whether you're a cannabis-using parent or just a parent who wants to know what the ruling means, here are 6 things to bear in mind about the legalisation of marijuana in the home.

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It's in the brain, dads are wired to be as nurturing as mothers

According to science, the paternal brain is every bit as nurturing as its maternal counterpart. Here's how a man's brain changes after fatherhood.

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Parent like the royals: 3 ways the Duchess of Cambridge gets Princess Charlotte to listen

Princess Charlotte, like any other preschooler, tends to give her mom a hard time now and again. But the Duchess of Cambridge has a very particular way of speaking to the 3-year-old that seems to get her to cooperate.

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Are South African moms ready for "Latté Dads"?

Elizabeth Okes defines what a latté dad looks and sounds like... while checking in with a few South African moms on their thoughts on paternal leave.
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