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'When boys aren't taught these values they become useless men' - One dad shares a few profound thoughts

Inspired by a recently published Parent24 article, one dad wrote in to share his thoughts on the roles society assigns to men and women and how this plays out throughout the parenting journey.

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What to do if strangers take photos of your kids in a public space

What can you actually do if you suspect someone is taking a photo of your kids? A legal expert responds.

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An excuse to look away? It's time to stop saying 'boys will be boys'

"It is a social story which we have all bought into and allows us to look away from behaviour we do not want to address."

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Understanding rape culture and teaching your children about it

Rape culture refers to the normalisation of rape, sexual assault or harassment that may be implicit or explicit. It is the pervasiveness of rape to the point that it is so normalised, it becomes a societal “culture” and is prevalent in our everyday lives.

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Raising boys: From good boys to better men

How we raise - and then separate from - our boys helps them develop security in their masculinity, which our ultra-violent society desperately needs. And it starts at a young age, with us parents. 

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Dr. Spock’s timeless lessons in parenting

“The more people have studied different methods of bringing up children the more they have come to the conclusion that what good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is the best after all.” - Benjamin Spock, Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care

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OPINION: Who is responsible for improving the current crisis of gender-based violence in South Africa?

I know how to raise my daughter so she can avoid becoming a victim, but do I really know how to raise my son to not become a perpetrator?

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'It was horrifying' - A mom found her 'missing' preschooler in the most unlikely of places

She spent 2 hours looking for her 4-year-old son, who, it turns out, had thought up a clever strategy to find his parents. Read his tactic and other safety tips provided by Fidelity ADT.

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LATEST PICTURES | #AmInext Protests: South African women and students have had enough

Cape Town-based learners and students came out in droves this week in support of Cape Town's "day of mourning" protests against gender-based violence.

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Am I next? Is my defenseless child next? The thoughts of a mom with a baby in the township

"It's not until I had a child of my own that I understood the significance of raising a boy in the township." Wendy Kobe shares her hopes, dreams and fears of raising her child in the township.

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Rachel Kolisi, Kay Sibiya and other South African parents speak out against gender-based violence

"I’m bleeding & my heart has been heavy for a long time. I condemn this behaviour South Africa. I condemn recklessness in our speech & discussions as People & as MEN."

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How #MeToo and #AmInext will impact parenting in 2019

It's now more important than ever to create a safe space at home where kids feel comfortable enough to ask and share the more difficult topics. Teaching them about boundaries, empathy and communication will go a long way towards their sex education.

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Five local services that offer safe travel for women and children

Here are a few local services that aim to provide safe and trusted transport options to women and children.

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Our children’s nanny was injured at work, can she claim compensation?

A guide to claiming from the Compensation Fund, by LAW FOR ALL.

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'Looking like she did 10 rounds with Tyson': Dad shares hair raising holiday mishaps

One parent shares how he came to learn that '5-year-olds and bouncy beds do not mix' and just what 'remarkably resilient little creatures' children really are.

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Local mom blogger shares how to preserve African culture in the age of social media

Kwanele Mbobo of XhosaMomUnplugged says a common concern raised by culturally conscious people about the adoption of social media, is that it has a negative impact on the younger generation by contributing tremendously to the erosion of the African culture.

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Bumped, bitten and run over in the same day: Mom shares her son's unbelievable series of unfortunate events

"Horrors! The one time he actually broke his arm I had left him for 3 days before having it seen to!" How accident-prone can one child be?

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'I really wish more people will try to understand our kids': Mom shares her experience of raising a child with Asperger’s

"I have Googled and researched everything I can about it just to be able to better understand and listen to my son's needs. I'm still learning years later,” Jeanette says.

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'His heart stopped and it felt like mine had too': Read this couple's incredible 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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My toddler 'assaulted' Kim and Kanye West

"They are now all over the news!"

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Dog training for babies? Only if you want to raise kids who are anxious and unsympathetic

Amy Brown a Professor of Child Public Health in Swansea University finds that "the advice given in these books prompted mothers to delay responding to their baby’s cries, which can increase levels of infant stress hormones."
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