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A third of Gauteng pupils still travel more than 5km to school

Despite the 5km catchment areas of schools, many kids still travel more than that to school. The long and short of South African school commutes: children may be travelling very far to get to school, which ultimately becomes costly, but it could be for a better education. So what do you do, as a parent, in this situation?

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Dear feminists, my girls won't be damsels in distress, but they can be princesses if they want to be

Why are we so obsessed with princesses? And is it a good thing? Sure, why not.

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6 steps to help children deal with losing a parent

This is how you can help a child with the grief process after losing a parent.

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Kids movie alert: Does Show Dogs groom kids for sexual abuse?

Show Dogs seems like a wonderful family film to take the kids to watch this school holiday. But before you do, you should know about the international outcry after parents and experts alike noted that the film indirectly grooms children for sexual abuse.

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Practical tips on how to deal with bullying, the OT way

After attending the 17th World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) Congress in Cape Town, I discovered that occupational therapy could be an out-of-the-box solution to combating bullying.

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Is there a link between ADHD and bullying?

Bullying is often directed at insecure and passive children who display physical weakness and poor social skills. However, as a response to the unfair treatment they receive on the playground, some may end up being the bully, to protect themselves.

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INFOGRAPHIC: 70% of babies dying on the road could've been saved by seatbelts

Child car restraints are vital to ensuring your child's safety on the road. Not convinced yet? This is why you should invest in one.

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What you need to know if your child still wets the bed

Did you know, up to 20% of children 5 years and older still face bedwetting issues? For World Bedwetting Day we’re throwing back the covers on this often embarrassing and frustrating issue.

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Have you spoken to your tween about porn yet? Here's why and how

Thanks to the wonders of technology it has never been easier for young children to see porn online – accidentally or otherwise. Here's how to have the other "talk" with them.

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Joburg mom's safe kids transport service is a roaring success

When you want something done, ask a parent. Okay, that's not the actual saying but it should be, just ask mom Tiffini Wissing Hein whose transport service has added a whole new level to safe school transport.

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5 brain-boosting reasons your kid should take up martial arts today!

From increasing attention span to significantly reducing aggression, research has proven there's more to martial arts than just great films.

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Langbos Children’s Shelter enables residents to be part of the construction process

A new children’s home in the Eastern Cape is using its residents to help with construction, using a simplified process that ensures anyone can build. It’s an ingenious, economical method that puts agency back into the hands of the community, writes Design Indaba.

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Distracted parent? Your children could end up depressed, so here’s how to unplug and engage

Research has revealed that fragmented care can disrupt proper brain development in infants, which can lead to emotional disorders later in life. So it's best you unplug and engage, and this is how you can ensure that you do so.

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Why children naturally look on the bright side, experts explain

Research reveals that a strong tendency to be optimistic and positive is normal as early as 3 years. It's not without its cons, though. Here an expert explains why optimism is a great trait and how we can protect our children.

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Are we sexualising our young children? Readers respond

From condemning Pastor Ab Isong's sentiments to agreeing that we need to protect our children by not dressing them inappropriately, our readers respond to dressing our children too "sexy".

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How parents can support children after traumatic events

As much as parents try with all their might to protect their children, it's inevitable that your child will be exposed to a traumatic situation. Here is how you can prepare for when that moment comes.

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Why dance is just as important as maths and science

Sir Ken Robinson, a global leader in educational reform, explains that we need to change the culture of education by focusing just as much attention on the arts, humanities and physical education, as we do on maths and science.

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Are we allowing our children to be too "sexy"? Pastor's post goes viral

Pastor Ab Isong posted on Facebook that we're dressing our children a little too "sexy" in "bum shorts", "halter necks" and make-up at too young an age. He suggests we're turning them into objects of others' sexual attention. Hmmm – what do you think?

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OPINION: Should children be allowed to fast during Ramadan?

From fasting to watching TV, writer and mother, Zayaan Schroeder Mollagee, shares her thoughts on children observing the holy month.

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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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Mom’s tough lesson to son goes viral

A mother’s lesson to her son who became obsessed with branded clothing has gone viral throughout the world.
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