Understanding rape culture and teaching your children about it

2018-10-12 10:34

The global rape crisis is extremely real and something we need to address at every chance we get. As parents, it is crucial that we do some introspection and discuss topics of rape culture with our children so they know right from wrong and never become a part of this devastation.

Eek! My child is going on camp!

2018-10-10 09:19

Margot Bertelsmann needs help navigating this most frightening milestone: leaving her child for two days as he goes on camp. And she knows she must give him the talk on respect for privacy and bodily autonomy, even at 9 years old, particularly in light of recent events in SA.

"I was wrong but I have a reason... you were wrong because you're a bad person": 5 ways to help our child recognise fundamental attribution error

2018-09-25 11:07

"Fundamental attribution error?" you may ask. Sounds like some strange rare disease, but it's actually something the majority of human beings are guilty of. Here's what it is and how you can keep your child from falling into this trap and instead grow empathy and kindness.

15 things that should be taught in SA's schools

2018-08-23 13:38

Somewhere between all the letters and numbers, children should be taught valuable lessons and skills they can actually use in their daily lives, ones they'll carry with them for a lifetime. Here's a list of things I feel should be incorporated in the school curriculum.

Mom’s tough lesson to son goes viral

2018-03-31 12:15

A mother’s lesson to her son who became obsessed with branded clothing has gone viral throughout the world.

5 reasons why being kind makes your child feel good – according to science

2018-02-28 11:40

Research has shown that spending extra money on other people may be more powerful in increasing happiness than spending it on yourself.

Should parents ask their children to apologise?

2018-01-09 12:19

The impact of apologies on children will teach them to be more respectful, learn from their mistakes and understand the power of forgiveness.

Teens, life skills and adulting: what the internet wants you to know

2017-11-13 15:52

"Wow, adulthood is easy," said no person ever.

Surviving the scary teacher

2015-12-10 10:12

Why having a scary teacher isn't always a bad thing.

Show me the money, mom!

2009-06-23 12:21

Does getting pocket money teach your children any valuable life skills? Meagan Karstens discovers that yes, it does...


"No means no": How this teacher explains consent to 3-year-olds in the sweetest way

2018-10-11 11:58

"Consent is something I am big on teaching. Mostly because I am alive in the 21st Century, but also because I have survived a sexual assault by someone who was a partner and lover at the time... To me consent is not something you teach in one conversation at a vital age. To me it is a way of doing things that winds its way through every interaction."

WATCH: What is the grossest thing your child’s ever done? Kim K, J-Lo, Scarlett and other celeb moms share

2018-10-09 08:39

Kids are “nothing but a walking petri dish full of faeces and love,” according to Kristen Bell in her latest episode of Momsplaining. Sounds about right.

What SA schools should teach: "Teachers should teach academic knowledge, not replace parenting"

2018-08-29 10:33

We received tons of comments from readers about the "15 things that should be taught in SA's schools" article. Here are some of the ones that stood out.

OPINION: We should teach our children about different religions, no matter what our beliefs are

2018-04-06 14:44

Don't worry - teaching your children about Islam and other religions won't indoctrinate them or push them into adopting that faith. It will only make them more tolerant and perhaps make our world a less frightening place.

Are you raising a brat? You have to read this

2018-03-23 12:00

There’s a thin line between confident and annoyingly entitled, as Margot Bertelsmann discovers

Parents, stop nagging kids not to forget – set visual cues instead

2018-02-22 15:08

Making lists, creating timetables, and placing to-be-remembered items in eye-line are great ways to help your kids remember their chores and daily tasks.

Teach your kids gratitude in 5 easy ways

2017-12-19 11:18

Christmas has a way of upping the bratty ante in all of us. Here’s how to remind your little ones to be thankful in 5 easy ways.

"You never buy me anything!" Teaching gratitude

2016-12-06 09:51

If your kids are nagging you for more and more stuff, do this.

Prepare your teen for leaving home

2015-10-22 10:42

Too often our teens leave home only to fail to launch on their own. Give your young adult the necessary life skills and support with life coach and former teacher Godfrey Madanhire's tips.

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