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'Only 1 in 10 young fathers remain in school': Facts about SA's teen dads

"Young fathers have been overlooked in the existing policy landscape of early parenting," says Tlangelani Loneck Makamu.

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'The peach emoji has nothing to do with fruit': What parents must know about the teen 'digital diet'

"In the same way that devices have become a part of our lives, emojis have become one of the fastest developing new languages in history, especially for Gen Z."

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WATCH: Meghan Duchess of Sussex reaches out to US teen after racially-charged attack

After hearing about the attack, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex reached out to the teen encouraging her to "avoid the negativity on social media and focus on her wellbeing."

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Seen a dramatic change in your teen since lockdown began? A local psychologist advises

If you've seen dramatic changes in your teen since lockdown began, or even sometime before, you need to read this.

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#ChildrensVoices | 16 year old Maya Mabasa writes about the game changer called Covid-19

#ChildrensVoices is a ReaderLympics initiative, where children are invited to share their experiences of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent lockdown.

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#ChildrensVoices | 14 year old Yanda Magudumana shares how the Covid-19 pandemic has effected her

#ChildrensVoices is a ReaderLympics initiative, where children are invited to share their experiences of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent lockdown.

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#ChildrensVoices | Nonku Mbalula, 14 years old, writes about her quarantine journey

The good thing though is being able to spend more time with my family instead of staying on my phone 24/7.

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WATCH: Tips for teenagers and parents during lockdown

Here a doctor provides tips for creating a better environment for you and your teen.

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Teens are wired to resent being stuck with parents and cut off from friends during coronavirus lockdown

Many people are confronting life-and-death situations or serious economic consequences for their families and do not have the luxury of worrying about angsty and argumentative teens. So what’s a parent to do?

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#ChildrensVoices | Teen Aluwani Mphelo shares his experience of lockdown

I really hope that people start behaving and take social distancing seriously so that the government does not extend lockdown and so we can all go back to living freely.

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#ChildrensVoices | 14 in Quarantine: A New Norm by Milani Yenanna

We are all going through this together and none of us have experienced what we are going through before.

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#ChildrensVoices | Tumi Sefotlhelo, age 14, shares his experience of the coronavirus pandemic

Sometimes it’s overwhelming living with family without being able to go out.

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Warning signs to help prevent teenage tragedy

Teenage years can be a stressful and anxious time for many young people, and tragically suicide is one of the more common causes of unnatural death among this age group.

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PODCAST | Parent24/7: Raising boys, with Megan de Beyer - Part 1

We chat to psychologist Megan de Beyer about how to parent younger boys.

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Preteen girls are using code language to talk about sex: A psychologist advises local parents

We asked local psychoanalyst Enzo Sinisi if he's ever come across preteens using code language to refer to sex or sexual acts, and whether or not parents should be worried.

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PODCAST | PARENT24/7: Raising teens in the modern village, with Vanessa Raphaely

We talk about what it's like to be a parent today, what keeps us up at night, what we're doing right and whether or not teens are really that entitled.

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From street child to open water athlete

Thabiso Molefi ran away from home at 14. Five years later he swam from Robben Island to Blouberg.

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Facebook’s top tips for a safer social media experience for teens

In celebration of Safer Internet Day, Facebook has partnered with nine non-profit organisations and government agencies throughout sub-Saharan Africa to raise awareness about Internet safety.

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Why teen depression rates are rising faster for girls than boys

Since 2010, depression, self-harm and suicide rates have increased among teen boys. But rates of major depression among teen girls in the U.S. increased even more – from 12% in 2011 to 20% in 2017. In 2015, three times as many 10- to 14-year-old girls were admitted to the emergency room after deliberately harming themselves than in 2010. Meanwhile, the suicide rate for adolescent girls has doubled since 2007.

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Suicide is not an option: Useful ways parents can help their teens

"Suicide watch" is the terrible term given to the period just before exam results are released. Here's what parents need to know about supporting their teens through life's ups and downs.

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‘How do I control my oily skin and prevent pimples?’ A dermatologist explains

Pimples are the worst! They hurt, pop up overnight and can be impossible to hide. But rest assured, there are a few things you can do to keep your oil at bay and control the likelihood of a break out.
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