ARTICLES RELATING TO PARENTING

Parenting at my parents' house: We need to talk about the not-so-empty childhood bedrooms

2019-10-11 12:58

It's no secret that many millennials still live at home, but let's talk about the millennial who has a full time job, still stays in their childhood bedroom and also has a child (or two).

‘What I’ve learnt from having a child born with Down Syndrome’

2019-10-07 08:04

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, so we caught up with a local mom who shares her experiences in raising a child with Down Syndrome. Jess Roberts talks about her son’s initial diagnosis and her decision to have another child.

WATCH: The #PandaSneeze challenge is 'ridiculously adorable'

2019-09-23 10:42

What is the parenting life without a few laughs at your offspring's expense? And the latest #PandaSneeze challenge is just the thing for a belly-ache inducing laugh.

5 ways to talk to your children about drinking alcohol

2019-09-19 10:03

Parents often dread talking to their kids about drinking alcohol. Medical and parenting pros, however, say that the topic should be broached sooner rather than later.

What are the secrets to safely soothing a cranky baby?

2019-09-12 20:45

Trying to soothe a cranky baby can be stressful, especially if you're a first-time parent.

Dog training for babies? Only if you want to raise kids who are anxious and unsympathetic

2019-08-23 14:06

Amy Brown a Professor of Child Public Health in Swansea University finds that "the advice given in these books prompted mothers to delay responding to their baby’s cries, which can increase levels of infant stress hormones."

A mom came up with the most adorable back-to-school tradition for her son, and it'll inspire you to do the same

2019-08-21 12:44

Carina Cansino created a clever back-to-school sendoff tradition for her son that will show how he grows over the years.

Amy Schumer claps back at fans questioning her son's autism risk

2019-08-19 12:11

"I'd be disappointed if he liked the Big Bang Theory and Nascar not if he has ASD."

Curbing risky behaviour in teens starts with skills, knowledge, motivation and resources says local NGO

2019-08-19 11:52

Social scientist at ACTIVATE! Change Drivers youth network Dr Cephas Mutami shares his findings for what is needed to stop young people engaging in risky behaviour.

The best thing to do today to teach kids about money, according to a CEO who worked in finance for 10 years

2019-08-19 09:24

Teaching children about money happens through incorporating money conversations in everyday activities, according to Laura Levine.

 

How raising a child with ADHD can test a parent

2019-10-11 08:45

According to an expert, having a child with ADHD seems to have a negative impact on parents no matter what types of symptoms the child displays.

Is the father of your child an absent dad? Here’s what the experts say you should do

2019-10-03 15:32

"He knew that I was pregnant but decided to leave me high and dry. He left me for another woman."

A blogger shared the genius fridge hack she uses to get her kids to eat healthy snacks, and it's going viral

2019-09-22 15:58

With toddlers, snack time can be a battle. But one mom came up with a genius fridge hack to help avoid arguments and foster her kids' independence.

I never want my 4-year-old son to go into debt like I did, so I'm teaching him 3 money-management lessons

2019-09-15 09:14

It's never too early to start teaching kids financial concepts — you just have to find the right ways to do it.

Rachel Kolisi, Kay Sibiya and other South African parents speak out against gender-based violence

2019-09-05 13:29

"I’m bleeding & my heart has been heavy for a long time. I condemn this behaviour South Africa. I condemn recklessness in our speech & discussions as People & as MEN."

Time out shouldn’t be your go-to parenting tool but can be useful if it’s well planned

2019-08-22 10:24

When it comes to parenting children "parents don’t need to aim for perfection. We just need to be good enough". Melanie a research fellow at the University of Auckland takes parents through the effective use of a time out.

Fighting in front of the kids is good for their psyche... if it's done constructively

2019-08-20 10:05

Parents often opt to fight behind closed doors to keep their kids from witnessing the tension and animosity, but researchers think otherwise.

A reader shares how she deals with working mom guilt - 'Being available when it matters is critical'

2019-08-19 12:01

"The economic times in SA make it very hard for women not to work and I believe quality over quantity matters more."

The 5 best gifts that you can give your children, and they do not cost a cent!

2019-08-19 11:52

"So many parents have come to (unconsciously) rely on the buying of material gifts to let their children know that they love them while not fully understanding the negative implications of these well-meaning gestures.”

'When I look back at photos of my babies I just want to cry'

2019-08-16 07:42

"I remember my mom saying she could feel our pain. She would complain about how she had to write matric 6 times and I would get so annoyed. This wasn't about her! But I get it now." Tori Hoffmann shares her hilarious yet heartfelt reflections on raising kids.

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