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Former SABC presenter Phumzile Zonke on juggling single parenting, work and a master’s degree

Phumzile Zonke had to juggle school, parenting and work to get his Master's Degree

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Mshoza on being a mother and successfully co-parenting with her ex

'Jacob was there to support me and offered to take the children until I got back on my feet again'.

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3 local families tell us how they celebrate Easter

While Easter may mean eating Easter eggs to your heart’s content and delving in pickled fish as well as hot-cross buns for some, for others it also means going home to visit distant family.

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Banning kids from handing out party invitations to protect classmates’ feelings? Readers respond: "Golly, it won't be long before children are so protected, schools are banned"

Should we ban kids from handing out party invitations at school? Our readers responded, after a school in Sydney went viral for doing just that: "Golly, it won't be long before children are so protected, schools are banned."

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"Men in South Africa get no real support": A dad's story about his life as a single parent, fighting for his kids

"I have found so many dads trying to get to their kids, wanting to support the kids, trying to be part of their lives... however the legal system seems to be biased."

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Does your 20-something adult child still live at home with you? Because for 63% of British parents same

Financial limitations and high housing costs are counted among the reasons two-thirds of British singles in their 20s live with parents. Here’s how it affects their lives.

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Kids can’t hand out party invitations at school? Fair? Or are we being a little too sensitive?

A school in Sydney just made the news for putting a policy in place banning learners from handing out invitations at school in order to protect the feelings of those who aren't invited. In many schools in South Africa, that is already common practice. Fair? Or are we being a little too sensitive?

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"I am a 47-year-old divorced mom of two boys and a rescue puppy – this is what a "normal day" looks like for me"

By the time you wake the kids up in the morning, you've already done several tasks – it feels like you've lived through a full day. Because as a single, working mom, parenting is something else entirely.

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Why you need a momtribe to reduce the burnout of motherhood

"Women need closeness with other human beings every day." Psychologist and author Dr Sheryl Ziegler's TED Talk will change the way moms see friendships.

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The Ubuntu Baba Mama talks family, work and the one thing she’d change for women everywhere if she could

Being a mom, being a businesswoman, is hard work. And yet, Shannon McLaughlin, founder of Ubuntu Baba, manages to do both. With a few tips on how she manages to still spend time with her little one, and sharing her secret to believing in her brand and helping it grow (even after the whole Woolworths debacle) the working mom shares how she balances family and work life.

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A day in the life of a single mom

Two moms take us through the day-to-day reality of what it means to be a single mom, and provide some insightful advice for other single parents too.

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Should your unborn baby have a digital footprint?

Posting pics of your child online without their consent could infringe on their right to privacy and compromise their online identity later on in life.

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Why is it so hard to make friends as a mother?

Former reality star Whitney Port just started the conversation on how hard it is to make friends when you're a parent.

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Masechaba Ndlovu has perfected co-parenting – and this is how you can do it too

“Your children’s best interests should always be your priority."

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When parents play favourites, what happens to the kids?

Is sibling favouritism real, or perceived? It turns out parents do behave differently with their children and, of course, children have their different thresholds for noticing these differences.

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Inuit, Aboriginal and other indigenous discipline methods from around the world

When it comes to discipline, indigenous societies prefer to keep things playful and calm. Here we look at a few surprising methods from remote cultures.

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Karamo's off-screen "modern family” will have you crying more than you do for Queer Eye

Karamo Brown’s definition of what it means to be a loving and supportive “modern family" will leave you feeling more moved than Antoni when he sees someone slicing an avocado.

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What to do if your teenager sees violent footage

Social media is fast becoming a new conduit for extreme violence, and as the favoured news source among young people, concerns have been raised about the potential impact such footage may have on the teen brain.

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Dumbo, Aladdin and The Lion King: Are these Disney live-action remakes really for kids?

There's so much hype around the live-action remakes of our most beloved children's movies coming out this year. But are they still appropriate enough for kids to see? We did an analysis of each and included the trailers for you to decide if you'll be booking their tickets along with yours, or a babysitter.

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Childlessness has been increasing in SA – by women's choice

We've seen a significant increase in childlessness in South Africa, and we know exactly when that increase started too. As it turns out, it's may not be such a bad thing...

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OPINION: Maisie Williams, The Jonas Brothers and Miley Cyrus are not and were never role models for your kids

Unpopular opinion: Teen celebs have absolutely no responsibility to be “clean cut, butter-wouldn’t-melt, sugar-coated" role models for your kids.

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Reminder: You don't have to be good at everything to be the perfect mom

What’s been the most challenging expectation for you when it comes to being a so-called perfect parent? For this mom, it's baking. But a gentle reminder from our family to yours: You don't have to be a Pinterest mom to be the perfect mom.

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How parents can help their children deal with scary media

If you find your child is anxious or having trouble sleeping, frightening media may be to blame. Here's what parents can do.
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