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Would you pay R30 000 for a doctor to remove a shoe from your toddler's nose? This couple did

We're calling it toddler logic, but whatever the reason, toddlers seem naturally programmed to shove things up their noses. Removing whatever gets stuck up there, is another thing entirely!

Finance & Legal

How can I get Home Affairs to process my divorce quicker?

My attempts to contact people in the Department of Home Affairs to help me get my status updated have not succeeded. I am truly fed up with Home Affairs and need assistance. My fiancé and I cannot get married as long as this is hanging in the air.

Parenting

How toys became gendered and why it’ll take more than a gender-neutral doll to change what boys are taught about being men

Unfortunately, a doll alone is not going to overturn decades of socialization that have led us to believe that boys wear blue, have short hair and play with trucks; whereas girls like pink, grow their hair long and play with dolls.

Parenting

CHATBACK with Parent24: Tell us what you really think

To make sharing even easier, we've now created a WhatsApp line where you can send messages and voicenotes!

Sleeping

WATCH: How to get your baby or infant to sleep

Parenting Expert Dr Karen Phillip shares her tips to get your baby or infant to sleep.
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Chatback with Parent24: Should sex education be left to parents?

42 % - Yes! I won't have teachers discussing these things with my children
 
25 % - Yes, teachers aren't well equipped to teach these sensitive topics
 
29 % - No, a properly trained teacher will do a better job than some parents
 
4 % - No way, I'm happy to outsource those conversations to someone else!
 
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