Banning kids from handing out party invitations to protect classmates’ feelings? Readers respond: "Golly, it won't be long before children are so protected, schools are banned"

2019-04-19 21:49

Should we ban kids from handing out party invitations at school? Our readers responded, after a school in Sydney went viral for doing just that: "Golly, it won't be long before children are so protected, schools are banned."

5 tips to build your kid's resilience (Spoiler: Cheating on school admissions doesn't help)

2019-03-22 12:45

Bubble-wrapping children doesn’t work. They need to experience mild adversity to know how to overcome it when they inevitably face it in life. Here are five tips to promote resilience in your kids.

Why gender stereotypes are a no-go zone at Beyoncé's house

2019-01-09 16:28

"I want my son to have a high emotional IQ where he is free to be caring, truthful, and honest." No ordinary mom, Beyoncé shares why she wants her children to grow up without limitation, and gender stereotypes are no exception.

Parent-shaming is nothing new, and helicopter parents are the new target

2018-09-26 12:48

Have you ever been shamed for over-parenting? And can your helicopter parenting negatively affect your child in the long run?

QUIZ: Which TV mom are you?

2018-09-11 16:11

They often say life imitates art, which is probably the reason you can watch a TV show and find some of the characters so darn relatable at times, especially the moms in the shows. You might find yourself completely agreeing with their parenting choices or they may make you reevaluate some of your own. Take this fun quiz to see which TV mom you're most like!

From tiger to free-range parents – what research says about pros and cons of popular parenting styles

2018-01-19 10:50

Our politicians talk a lot about “families”, but what do they really mean when they use this term? What does a modern family look like and how does it compare with 10, 20 or even 30 years ago?

What is this parenting style called RIE?

2017-08-11 12:43

Celebrities have been hanging their hats onto the latest craze on the block: RIE parenting.

Step back! How to help your child become an adult

2017-06-15 13:55

Many parents don't give their kids the opportunity to learn how to be adults. Here's how you can teach your kids some independence.

In favour of free-range parenting

2017-02-23 14:53

Today's parents are often victim to the fear mongering on social media and tend to hover instead of letting their kids experience the world.

Confessions of a NO mom

2016-11-18 11:57

Are you one of those parents who continuously say no to your kids even if their requests are legit? Parenting blogger Cindy Alfino from 3kids2dogsand1oldhouse shares her experience with us.


Kids can’t hand out party invitations at school? Fair? Or are we being a little too sensitive?

2019-04-16 13:42

A school in Sydney just made the news for putting a policy in place banning learners from handing out invitations at school in order to protect the feelings of those who aren't invited. In many schools in South Africa, that is already common practice. Fair? Or are we being a little too sensitive?

Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester talks life as a mom and the things that make her the happiest

2019-03-22 11:55

"One thing I have come to learn as a parent is that you have to step back and let your child struggle a little – let them fall down at the playground." Leighton Meester gets real about motherhood and we were pleasantly surprised at just how much we relate.

"I’d rather be with my kids": Chris Hemsworth is the most loving father and husband

2018-10-15 15:59

From the hottest to the highest paid, Chris Hemsworth is on every top 10 Hollywood list imaginable. But to his family, he's nothing but a number one dad.

Why I want to be friends with my children

2018-09-14 17:33

For many, being friends with your child is a call for concern. Yes, it may not be the easiest thing to work around at times but I certainly feel it's doable, and so rewarding! Here's why I would be friends with my children. What are your thoughts?

Utah becomes first US state to allow 'free-range parenting'

2018-05-09 08:32

Utah has become the first US state to allow children to roam free and take part in unsupervised activities under a "Free Range Parenting" law that went into effect on Tuesday.

Are you a mom or a friend?

2017-08-11 17:31

Being your kids’ best friend rather than their mother can cost you.

Your overprotective parenting could be harming your kids

2017-07-20 12:16

Are you a helicopter or lawnmower parent? A researcher explores the fine line between supportive parenting and enabling unhealthy development.

Parenting in SA: one size doesn't fit all

2017-05-29 16:49

Questioning parenting self-help books from a cultural perspective.

"I am a wolf parent": confessions of a matric mom

2017-01-23 08:52

Jennifer Crocker, whose last child just finished matric, reflects on the way she brought her kids up.

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.

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