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Worried about your child getting coronavirus? Here’s what you need to know

The new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which causes the disease COVID-19, has infected nearly 90,000 people and caused more than 3,000 deaths so far.

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Six phrases to help your child’s emotional development

Emotional competence is an important life skill. Children with a high level of emotional competence, tend to have more friends, do better at school, and are more likely to help others.

Development

Childhood deprivation affects brain size and behaviour

The human brain goes through dramatic developmental changes in the first years of life. During this period it is particularly sensitive to environmental influences.

Development

Kidnapping prevention - 8 tips that could keep your child safe

It is a frightening reality and every parent’s nightmare, but a prevailing issue in South Africa. Here's how to minimise the risk.

Health & Safety

WATCH: This video of a nine year old boy who wants to commit suicide because of bullying will break your heart

An Australian mother has shared this video of her 9 year old son, Quaden, who wants to commit suicide because of bullying and it has gone viral on social media.

Health & Safety

INSPIRE: This how you can help create a safer world for every child

Agencies initiated by the World Health Organisations (WHO) have put their resources together to measure progress and drive solutions to end sexual abuse against children.

Development

More than 8,000 South African children die every year as a result of injuries, and poverty has a lot to do with it, experts say

Poor infrastructure and harsh living conditions, in a society like South Africa which has deep structural poverty, expose children to high levels of neglect, harm and injury in the home and community.

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Schoolgirl makes stunning recovery after surgeons turn her foot into her knee

A schoolgirl who beat bone cancer after surgeons performed a rare surgery that turned her foot into her knee has wowed medics and her family - by being more active than ever before.

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INFOGRAPHIC: How to tell if a toy is for a girl or a boy

A handy one-step flow chart helps anyone know if a toy is for girls or for boys, and buy accordingly.

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'She won for being ginormously kind': What the Miss Universe win means to SA's girls

The beautiful Zozibini Tunzi is the third South African woman and the first black woman since 2011 to win the title of Miss Universe.

Development

Children’s lies are deceptively complex

What happens during the preschool years that helps children to tell their first lies?

Development

Going swimming? Remember these crucial safety tips

Parents need to be extra vigilant when their kids are around water this summer.

Lifestyle

Is your child struggling to make friends? Here’s how you can help them

Making chums comes more naturally to some than to others. Here’s how to help your child socialise.

Development

OPINION: We should teach our children about different religions, no matter what our beliefs are

Don't worry - teaching your children about Islam and other religions won't indoctrinate them or push them into adopting that faith. It will only make them more tolerant and perhaps make our world a less frightening place.

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Poor diets are damaging children’s health worldwide warns UNICEF

Many children are suffering the consequences of a failing food system and poor diets warned UNICEF in a new report on children, food and nutrition.

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OPINION: We aren’t doing enough to protect our boys from sexual assault

We often talk about toxic masculinity and how women fall victim to sexual abuse and assault because of it. But children, more specifically, boys, also make up part of the 41 583 rapes that were committed in South Africa over the 2018/2019 period. So isn't it time we start empowering and protecting our boys too?

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What to do when your child is a bully

Don't take it personally if your child is accused of being a bully.

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Childhood bullying can cause lifelong psychological damage – here’s how to spot the signs and move on

People who have been bullied can experience mental health problems later in life such as stress, anxiety and depression. So it is vital that children who have been bullied work through the past in order to move on and forward.

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How to be a boy mom

Some great tips on how to foster an amazing relationship with your son as a mother.

Development

The benefits of cuddling stuffed animals (for children and adults alike)

It's so cute when your little one is peacefully asleep with their favourite teddy bear. Have you ever wondered though what the benefits of stuffed toys are?

Development

Consent classes reduced rape by 51% in Nairobi, is this what South Africa needs?

No Means No Worldwide have introduced a programme teaching girls self-defence and boys about positive masculinity – and it has significantly reduced rape statistics. Is it time for SA to introduce these classes in schools and on campuses?

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'No means no': A teacher explains how to gently teach consent to 3-year-olds

"Consent is something I am big on teaching. Mostly because I am alive in the 21st Century, but also because I have survived a sexual assault by someone who was a partner and lover at the time."
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