Faced with fake news and collapse of editorial integrity at Independent Media, the last thing media needs are scandals, writes Adriaan Basson.
Could the chemicals found in several personal hygiene products, such as soaps, shampoos and lipstick, cause girls to enter into puberty at an earlier stage?
Choosing your first bra, when your body's going through so many changes, can be a rather awkward, even frightening, ordeal. But we've put together a step-by-step guide for moms to help our daughters, including how to get measured, the very many bras to choose from and the key to feeling confident.
Most children experience puberty during their late tween or early teen years, but what do you do when your toddler starts going through puberty?
Speaking to your kids about puberty can be a daunting task at the best of times – even more so when a mom has to speak to her son. We give our top tips for tackling this conversation.
When girls start early.
Teenage boys and girls who go through puberty earlier than their peers are at an increased risk for depression.
Cath Jenkin gets serious with parents who avoid having vital sex chats with their kids.
A study suggests that girls who hit puberty early might be more likely than their peers to get into fights or skip school.
New research shows obesity is the largest predictor of earlier onset puberty in girls, affecting white girls much sooner than previously reported.
According to research, teens who began puberty at an early age are more likely to experiment with cigarettes, alcohol and marijuana.
With a society as rich as ours, South Africans are no strangers to coming of age rituals. Here's a look at the rituals of some of the most remote cultures in the world.
Your pre-teen’s life has just become a roller-coaster ride – and yours too!
No one ever sat me down and had the period talk with me. Well, not until it was too late. Here are a few things I wish were discussed with me before I got my period, and a few relatable memes of exactly what it feels like when you "become a lady".
A study found new genetic evidence linking earlier puberty to increased risk in later life for several cancers that are sensitive to sex hormones.
Could your child be developing earlier than they should? Look out for these signs.
According to a new study, eating problems may begin before children hit puberty, and may even lead to mental health issues.
In both rural and urban India, menstruation is rarely discussed openly, and the silence burdens young girls by keeping them ignorant and subject to social exclusion.
American researchers say African American girls on average start getting breasts just before they turn nine.
Researchers say girls who start menstruating earlier than most may be more likely to develop type 2 diabetes.
Some parents may be reluctant to talk to their daughters about puberty, but it's important that they do, an expert says.
Cape Town CBDWMC0001R300 000.00 - R330 000.00 Per Year
Cape TownDurpro Workforce Solutions
Western CapeAquarius Recruitment
Apartments / Flats
R 1 550 000
R 2 550 000
Apartments / Flats
R 14 250 000
We subscribe to the Press Code.
You choose what you want
News24 on Android
Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.
Terms and Conditions
24.com Terms and Conditions - Updated April 2012
Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.
This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.