Takalani Sesame: new project to combat child mortality

2016-08-22 10:24

An educational app named 'Healthy Play' was launched this week as part of a strategic campaign to tackle the high numbers of small children who die in South Africa every year.

Paracetamol during pregnancy tied to ADHD risk in kids

2016-08-16 11:30

When pregnant women in Britain used acetominophen (paracetamol), it appeared to increase the risk of behaviour problems cropping up in their children by the time they turned seven.

Mila Kunis: a bad mom or only human?

2016-07-19 10:20

Parent-shaming is a sad reality, but when do we start looking in the mirror and realise it's normal to make mistakes?

Health check: is caffeine actually bad for kids?

2016-06-29 08:09

Is there truth to the belief that coffee stunts children's growth or disturbs their rest?

Boy missing after being left in mountains as punishment

2016-05-30 13:00

It is believed that a Japanese couple left their 7 year-old son on the side of the road as a way of punishing him.

The devastating effect of poor nutrition on a child’s wellbeing

2016-05-27 14:12

Many South African children have inadequate diets during their first 1,000 days of life – a reality that causes significant health problems not only during childhood but for the rest of their lives.

6 ways to kill the mommy-guilt

2016-05-13 10:53

We carry around endless things for our kids, but we also tend to lug around an added but invisible bit of extra luggage: guilt. Why?

5 eye-rolling pieces of advice from parents (that are actually true)

2016-04-08 10:43

Those things parents tell you that only really hit home later on in life.

Your kids are not content

2016-04-01 11:10

Is sharing too much online violating your kids privacy?

How to handle the never-ending 'why' questions

2016-03-10 13:44

A developmental explosion has your toddler asking all sorts of questions - and it's a good thing.


Many babies still put to sleep in unsafe positions

2016-08-16 11:51

Each year many infants die suddenly, from no obvious cause. A majority of those deaths are labelled as SIDS, a phenomenon that researchers still don't completely understand.

3 apps parents should download

2016-07-27 09:28

We use our smartphones for so many things, but are we fully equipped for when we need to use it in an emergency?

Why Cape Town dad thinks "Dads Don't Babysit" movement is dumb

2016-07-01 08:22

AfroDaddy blogger Terence Mentor tells parents why they need to not get so upset when others ask if dads are babysitting their kids.

Is your phone stopping you from being a good mom?

2016-06-15 10:04

All that time you spend on your phone can actually be harming your relationship with your baby.

Weird (and gross) things parents save

2016-05-30 12:55

Some call them memorabilia, but when does it become crazy?

Motherhood rhapsody

2016-05-27 10:31

Three mothers sing about motherhood challenges to the backing of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody.

More evidence gay parents raise well-adjusted kids

2016-04-21 12:39

In a study researchers found that children raised by homosexual parents showed no differences compared to children of heterosexual parents.

5 eye-rolling pieces of advice from parents (that actually are true)

2016-04-01 12:07

Those things parents tell you that only really hit home later on in life.

Are you an emotional eater, mom?

2016-03-16 14:43

Stop using food as an excuse - fix your feelings today.

Womb transplant recipient grateful for chance at pregnancy

2016-03-08 14:10

A 26-year-old woman, identified as Lindsey, is the first American to receive a uterus transplant which will give her the chance to have a baby of her own.

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