ARTICLES RELATING TO PARENTING

Baby Mienke’s dad: ‘I wish I could say it was a bad dream’

2019-12-05 12:33

Two years have passed since Mienke Mulder choked on her milk while with her day mother in Mbombela – but things still aren’t looking up for the little girl and her family.

A baby was born 'pregnant' with her own sibling and needed an emergency C-section to remove it

2019-11-26 19:05

The newborn had a rare condition called fetus in fetu, in which a malformed fetus develops in the body of its twin.

A model didn't realise she was pregnant until she was giving birth, but 'cryptic pregnancies' happen more often than you might think

2019-11-15 18:06

Australian model Erin Langmaid experienced what is known as a "cryptic pregnancy." It can affect as many as one in 2,500 women.

We asked teachers to name one thing parents should never do

2019-11-09 15:49

While parents are invested in their children receiving the best possible education, they can sometimes be unfairly pushy towards teachers.

"Fight autism, not each other" says local author of Saving My Sons: A Journey with Autism

2019-10-29 08:00

"Autism is not a disorder of the brain. It is a disorder that affects the brain," says Ilana Gerschlowitz, author of Saving My Sons: A Journey with Autism

'If you're naughty I'll phone the police' - those little lies you tell your kids can do lasting damage

2019-10-18 11:45

Sometimes a little white lie is a good thing. Other times it can have unfortunate effects, according to a new study.

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.

 

Transgender kids aren't just 'going through a phase' and develop like their non-trans peers, researchers say

2019-11-27 12:53

The largest study of transgender kids to date suggests kids as young as 3 aren't "too young" to live as the gender they identify as.

10 things mentally strong parents do with their children

2019-11-26 18:18

Mentally strong parents model the things that are important — like self-care — so that their kids can learn from them.

When is the right time to talk to your kids about sex?

2019-11-11 17:05

We ask, as the proposed addition of sex education to the curriculum of primary school learners causes a stir in the country

'Sometimes it just happens' - Should I be screaming for my children during games?

2019-11-07 09:47

"Because sometimes even the ones who I know don't want to scream - myself included - actually can't help their inner mama bear roar out loud with pride and joy."

What celebrities have to say about drinking

2019-10-24 12:46

There are more and more celebrities who are publicly vocalising their sober status that can be held up as role models for kids when it comes to alcohol. So yes, Mom’s and Dad’s it’s time to turn to celebrity examples to help lead your kids on the right path!

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.

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