'Spanking judgment' encroaches on parents' freedom

2017-10-24 07:55

The so-called "spanking judgment" sets a very dangerous precedent for other cases where children's rights have to be weighed against parental and religious rights, writes Michael Swain.

Father who thought son was ‘too handsome’ to be his has suspicions confirmed

2017-08-04 18:17

This bizarre story unfolded when he took a DNA test after he split from Wang’s mother, Zhang.

Parents are more at risk of getting sick

2016-06-14 11:11

A recent study shows that parents get sick twice as much as childless people.

Parents react to "Don't Stay in School"

2015-11-16 10:48

This YouTuber thinks some schooling is irrelevant and here's what parents thought of his tirade.

Parents' age could be factor in child's autism risk

2015-06-10 14:16

A study suggests that children of teen parents and of parents with a big age difference have higher odds of developing an autism spectrum disorder.

What your kids really want for Christmas

2014-12-24 10:29

There's something they want far more than an iPad or toys.

Where there’s a will

2014-10-20 14:29

Where there’s a will

Parents' arguments may affect bond with kids

2014-08-29 12:18

On days that mom and dad argue, they treat their children differently, studies find.

Many teens on phone with parents while driving

2014-08-11 10:56

Many parents aren't really aware of how dangerous it is for their teen to answer a cell phone while driving.

Kids who sext may be sexually active

2014-07-01 15:18

According to an American survey, adolescents who send or received sexually explicit photos or text messages are more likely to be sexually active than their peers.


Joburg parents ‘go to war’ to get treatment for daughter battling rare form of cancer

2017-09-21 15:43

She was an active, energetic 11-year-old, playing sports and having fun with her friends.

Parents share their date-night selfies

2017-02-15 09:58

Check out how parents are making date night great again!

Parents urged to ensure children are safely buckled up

2015-12-22 08:45

The South African Automobile Association (AA) has urged parents to make sure their children are buckled up this festive season, offering a series of helpful tips.

High-achieving children have their parents to thank

2015-07-03 13:29

Parents play a key role in many aspects of their child's success, including creating the environment in which their child's talent can be identified.

Many parents blind to their child's overweight

2015-05-12 12:27

As US youngsters get heavier, many moms and dads think they look fine, according to a new survey.

"Maternity" leave is not about you!

2014-11-21 12:47

Gay and adoptive parents deserve the same rights as birthing mothers.

Internet co-parenting can lower divorce conflict

2014-09-11 12:10

Most U.S. states require separated couples with kids to take a co-parenting course before divorcing, and even online programmes can be helpful.

Daughters more involved when parents need care

2014-08-20 11:44

Daughters bear the brunt of caregiving duties for elderly parents, and often fill in the gaps left by sons.

Early loss of a parent could shorten your lifespan

2014-07-24 10:15

Researchers found premature death to be 50 percent higher in adults who had lost a parent in childhood.

9 crawling essentials

2014-07-01 11:19

Find out if your baby is ready to crawl and how to prepare for this important milestone.

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