ARTICLES RELATING TO MARLON ABRAHAMS

Spare the rod?

2014-07-01 11:00

Is the Bible outdated when it comes to parenting?

Our rainbow nation is fine

2014-06-12 19:00

Watching teens hang out makes Marlon feel positive about the future.

Is marriage abnormal?

2014-05-14 11:00

For Marlon’s preschooler, having parents who are married to each other is the exception.

Trust kids’ intuition

2014-04-07 15:00

If your child doesn’t trust someone, they’re often right.

Trust kids’ intuition

2014-02-22 09:00

If your child doesn’t trust someone, they’re often right.

The kid’s got style

2013-03-22 10:36

A preschooler with a flair for fashion gets our single dad thinking about where style comes from – and does it matter?

Breaking up is hard to do

2013-01-23 14:21

How can you help your kids when their first love falls apart?

When teens go crazy

2012-10-24 14:23

How do you cope with teens when their behaviour defies logic?

Porn star parents

2012-03-07 14:51

Do porn stars make good parents, wonders Marlon Abrahams?

Using old laws to punish mothers

2011-09-20 11:12

Should mothers be held accountable for the deaths of their unborn or stillborn babies?

Every day should be Father’s Day

2011-06-22 11:45

Don’t let the pressure of ‘special days’ get in the way of your relationship, says single dad Marlon.

Is four kids enough?

2011-01-14 10:55

The Beckhams can afford as many kids as they like – but should it be a factor for the rest of us?

‘For the sake of the kids’

2010-11-15 08:54

Is it more important for kids to see their parents together – or keeping their self-respect?

Do your children deserve an inheritance?

2010-10-20 12:14

What will your kids get when you die? Do you have a duty to save for after you’re dead?

The kid’s got style

2010-09-27 12:21

A preschooler with a flair for fashion gets our single dad thinking about where style comes from – and does it matter?

Could your teen divorce you?

2010-07-08 11:06

Should teens be able to break away from their parents’ control?

Child sex slave worries

2010-04-21 09:33

The World Cup has heightened parents’ fears about children’s safety from trafficking.

Equal rewards for boys and girls

2010-04-07 11:16

Boys should be taught from an early age that girls are just as good as they are. Why then are girls rewarded differently to boys?

The first kiss

2010-02-17 11:13

After a Facebook walk down memory lane, Marlon thinks about kisses.

Killing sacred cows

2009-12-17 14:04

Marlon Abrahams feels cheated that, as a "coloured", he has no culture to pass on to his girls.

Academic peer pressure

2009-12-02 10:51

Should 9-year-olds be competing for awards for their work in class? Marlon Abrahams is still thinking about it.

From doffy to Einstein

2009-11-12 12:34

Can a DVD teach a language or raise an IQ?

Poor kids, rich kids

2009-10-21 11:39

‘Eat your food, there are people starving somewhere...’ Nonsense, says Marlon Abrahams.

What single dads feel

2009-09-11 15:02

Hey, single fathers, the world isn’t out to get you, promises Marlon Abrahams.

 

Spare the rod?

2014-06-27 14:18
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Is the Bible outdated when it comes to parenting?

Heard of the male contraceptive pill?

2014-05-22 13:00

Scientists invent first male contraceptive pill! It’s the end of the world as we know it, says our single dad.

Nightmares and newborns

2014-05-01 15:00

Marlon muses about 3 year old Maddison's reaction to death.

Trust kids’ intuition

2014-03-29 11:00

If your child doesn’t trust someone, they’re often right.

Using old laws to punish mothers

2014-01-11 13:00

Should mothers be held accountable for the deaths of their unborn or stillborn babies?

Do “ugly” kids have to work harder?

2013-07-10 15:22

Marlon wonders if good looking children achieve success easier.

Diary of a full-time single dad

2013-02-22 14:46

Sometimes a break in parenting is essential for your sanity as well as that of your kids.

Little beauty queens

2012-10-31 15:23

Marlon Abrahams reflects on the relevance of beauty pageants for kids.

"She drives me crazy!"

2012-03-13 13:06

Sometimes your kids can drive you to madness but he wouldn't change it for the world, says Marlon Abrahams.

Is it okay to invade your child’s privacy?

2012-02-21 14:36

If you build a relationship with your kids based on trust you won't have to invade their privacy, says Marlon Abrahams.

Carlos Tevez scores one for parenting!

2011-07-20 12:26

Will the great footballer make a bold statement about the importance of fatherhood by moving to be closer to his kids?

Phat Joe, you let the team down, mate!

2011-05-04 10:05

Slagging your ex off in public is just not the way to go, says single dad Marlon Abrahams.

Don’t drink and parent

2010-12-22 11:55

You need your wits about you when you’re in charge of kids, says this single dad of three.

Preschool psychology

2010-10-29 13:12

Any relationship, especially with a child, thrives on communication. And chocolate.

Are you parent-ready?

2010-10-06 14:32

Even an 8-year-old can tell when a parent isn’t up to the task, says single dad Marlon Abrahams. Can you?

Dual-purpose breasts

2010-09-06 09:26

It’s not only women who have trouble integrating the two functions of human breasts, admits this dad.

Heard of the male contraceptive pill?

2010-07-05 13:50

Scientists invent first male contraceptive pill! It’s the end of the world as we know it, says our single dad.

Children on Facebook

2010-04-16 12:17

It’s really up to parents to protect their kids online, says this single dad.

Condoms for kids

2010-03-10 10:41

Do special condoms for 12-year-olds sound like a good idea?

What school should be

2010-01-22 14:55

Discounts for high achievers? Writing at 4? Marlon’s daughters’ schools are going the extra mile.

An open letter to my daughters

2009-12-09 09:47

After a rough year, single dad Marlon Abrahams looks to his children for inspiration.

Our rainbow nation is fine

2009-11-20 11:02

Watching teens hang out makes Marlon feel positive about the future.

Are fairytales outdated?

2009-11-06 12:21

Shouldn’t we be creating South African classics for our kids?

Mom, the hunter

2009-09-16 12:09

Evolution is upon us, parenting roles have been irrevocably reversed!

Big bum, bright babies

2009-08-24 13:06

Are flat-bottomed women destined to have stupid kids?

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