SA mom’s story on why she wants all disabled kids to share in life’s adventures

When she saw her son, a quadriplegic, enjoy activities most kids like him can’t because of their physical limitations, Deirdré Gower felt compelled to do something about it.


How Vanessa Raphaely created South Africa's happiest Facebook parenting group

"It’s a truth universally acknowledged that raising teenagers is a pretty challenging endeavour. But quite how stormy, still seems to come as a terrible shock to most of us."


WATCH: The teen designing eSwatini's traditional regalia

Sandizile Malindiza learnt to make the traditional clothing of her country, formerly known as Swaziland, at 11-years-old.


WATCH: A fun way to save with DIY shadow money boxes

Planning to save for the matric dance, the school history tour or the latest gadget? Well, we’ve got an easy savings plan for you as well as a DIY shadow money box to store all your funds.


Does your teen have what it takes to be a career gamer?

The chance to win over R42.6 million in less than 20 minutes can prove tempting for many teens, but in reality they need to train to develop skills such as strategic thinking, quick reflexes, teamwork, collaboration, goal setting, preparation, and managing failure.


Legends in the making: Cori Gauff, Traigh Pathon and other rising sports stars 15 and younger

Cori Gauff's surprise win at this year's Wimbledon qualifiers has the world talking, and she's not the only young champ making waves. Here's a watch list of up and coming sporting stars to keep an eye on.


WATCH: This 14-year-old fashion designer is making waves in the fashion industry

He's still going to school, but he's already winning awards as a designer. Meet Josh Birch Jones, the young creative taking the fashion industry by storm.


Basetsana Kumalo prayer for her son on his birthday

Basetsana and Romeo Kumalo’s son turned 14 recently.


WATCH: DIY stress balls to get you through your final stretch of exams

The exam stress can become overwhelming at times. So much so that you find it hard to stay focused. So we put together a super simple DIY in the hopes that it might relieve a little tension when you're feeling down and out. Check out these DIY stress balls.


A mom wrote in to share her son's good deed with us

3 November is World Kindness Day and we couldn't think of a better, more inspiring example of humanity than this to celebrate it.


WATCH: This Harry Potter-inspired school dance is siriusly everything

Attention muggles, half-bloods and wizards: A school just did a Harry Potter-inspired homecoming assembly dance and it's gone viral!


WATCH: This dance battle between South African school boys

We may not be as far ahead as we'd like to be as a unified nation, but maybe dance can get us there? These South African schoolboys show us how it's done. Happy Heritage month!


WATCH: Here's what teens do on Instagram and YouTube

A lot of adults have a lot to say about social media and online platforms. But what do the kids think? From Instagram and cyberbullying to memes, here are a few thoughts and experiences straight from the child's mouth.


From penny press to Snapchat: How parents have always worried about the "new thing"

Grandma and grandpa reminisce about the "good old days", saying that today's kids seem to have an addiction when it comes to their smartphones. But the truth is, adults have worried about their kids' fascination with new-fangled entertainment and technology since the days of dime novels, radio, the first comic books and rock n' roll. Here's a grandparent's perspective on the kids (and parents) of today.


Board games: Help your kids to create their own

Helping your kids build their very own board game makes for a cheap, easy, educational and, most importantly, fun activity.


Colour me excited: Crayola released a makeup collection!

All your favourite shades of your Crayola crayon box are now available in beauty products. Eggplant purple? Count me in.


The Boy Scouts of America are changing their name and recruiting girls!

As of 2019, the Boy Scouts will be known as Scouts BSA as the "Scout Me In" campaign aims to encourage girls to sign up as well.


A parent's guide to matric ball planning

Giving your teen the night of their dreams doesn't have to make you hot under the collar. Here are some planning and budgeting tips for making it happen without breaking the bank.


A schoolgirl has developed a substance to help curb shack fires

Addressing the problem of fire outbreaks in informal settlements, Gabriella Mogale has created a twofold solution to curbing burns – and she’s only 17, writes Design Indaba.


This cartoon is promoting positive self-esteem in young children and we love it

An exciting new project which premiered yesterday is set to promote positive attitudes and behaviours in teens and tweens.


Books to help teens feel understood when they're feeling misunderstood

Our top list of YA books to look forward to for the rest of the year.


Lessons your kids can learn from Black Panther

The latest Marvel production, Black Panther, has grossed $700 million globally. But beyond its financial success, the film has also opened up conversations about representation and diversity. Here's how you can talk to your kids about the movie.


Beauty for girls, pranks for boys – it’s the same old gender stereotypes for YouTube stars

Are the same old gender stereotypes persisting giving girls and boys unequal opportunities? Research has revealed that not much has changed in the industry, despite kids having newer platforms supposedly giving them more opportunities.


Best of young adult fiction: 5 classic and revolutionary reads for 2018

Tackling tough topics from racism and bullying to indigenous identity and the holocaust, young adult fiction can challenge stereotypes and encourage critical thinking. Listed below are 5 great reads for your teens!
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