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13 Reasons Why: Season 2 is chillingly honest and completely terrifying

This second season of the Netflix hit show, 13 Reasons Why, is so brutal I could barely watch it, which is probably exactly why we and our teens, probably should.

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INFOGRAPHIC: First period tips and hacks

Here's a guide for your tween to cope with her first period at school and at home.

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My sister's very necessary irritating hugs

The understated importance of sibling bonds as we grow up.

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How three boys saved a man from jumping off a bridge

Shawn, Devonte and Sammy were walking home from school one day when they saw a man about to commit suicide. In a moment of sheer heroism, the boys ran to his rescue, holding onto him and pleading, "It's not worth it."

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The pill and your teen: We answer the most-Googled questions

Should your teen be on the pill? South African experts weigh in on the internet's highest ranked FAQs on oral contraception, and how they relate to your teen.

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Phenomenal period warriors!

The end of the Period Series for tweens and teens celebrates menstruators who are changing the way we talk and think about periods.

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Being moody isn't a mental health issue

Normal negative emotions are actually growth promoting and essential for human development and adaptation. They prompt us to address life challenges and opportunities and to develop resilience.

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More boys suffer online sex abuse than thought - study

Boys account for nearly a third of online child sex abuse images and often suffer the worst horrors, a new study has revealed, suggesting a greater problem than first thought.

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What are finstas and why should parents know about them?

The pressure teens feel to project an image of perfection via social media has given rise to a new trend. Should parents be worried?

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First period celebrations and not-so-celebrations

In some countries around the world, the whole family – even village – celebrates with the young woman. In other countries, we're too mortified to talk about periods. What is your family tradition?

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1 in 7 teens are sexting – do we really know what our kids are getting up to?

Teen sexting has been on the rise over the last decade as smartphones have become more available; meanwhile teen sex has declined.

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Teens in America are calling “BS” on lawmakers, planning mass school walk-out after Parkland school mass shooting

"We are going to be the kids you read about in textbooks," exclaims Emma Gonzales, a survivor of the Parkland high school shooting.

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13 reasons to talk about teen suicide

Here are 13 reasons to talk to your teen about a very difficult topic, writes Lizette Rabe, after Netflix’s announcement that they’re planning a sequel to 13 Reasons Why – last year’s runaway series about a teen girl’s suicide.

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Bloody hell! That's not fair!

Why should our girls still be too ashamed to admit when they're on their periods? Lesego gives a big old pep talk to our teens.

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Mom calls gay bar after son comes out – the reason why will have you in tears!

With 17 years of experience as a bartender, Kara is used to giving advice beyond just recommending drinks – but this call had her stumped!

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10 myths about periods that you may still believe

We've all heard a weird myth or old wives tale about periods, but just how many are true? Don't worry, none of them.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Which menstruation product is the best for you?

There's more to menstruation hygiene than just pads and tampons. See our list to find out which one could be the best for your daughter or for you.

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Dear tween me, let’s talk about your period, sweetie

No one ever sat me down and had the period talk with me. Well, not until it was too late. Here are a few things I wish were discussed with me before I got my period, and a few relatable memes of exactly what it feels like when you "become a lady".

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How you can help your matriculant find a job

Perhaps the matriculant in your house didn’t get a Bachelor’s pass, or he’s chosen not to study this year. You’d love to send him off on an elaborate gap year, travelling the world, but you don’t have the means. Employment is the likely next move for him.

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For SA teens: a quick and easy guide to getting all your documents

If you're freaking out because you have no clue how to get started with applying for an ID, passport, or bank account, we've got you covered.

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A parent’s guide to why teens make bad decisions

Ever wondered exactly what your teen was thinking when they did that absolutely mindless thing for the umpteenth time? Research on brain development explains.

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Teenage pregnancy treated as criminal offence in Tanzania

Schoolgirls who fall pregnant in Tanzania are barred from completing their education and even face possible arrest. A closer look at the country's soaring teen pregnancy stats reveals this may not be the best approach.

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‘I wish my parents had taught me’

It’s an awkward conversation that many parents dread to have when their children approach adolescence, but it’s one Thabisa* wishes her parents could have been more open about. It’s the sex talk.
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