"Teach manners and morals first please": Our parents weigh in on school sex-ed policies

2019-05-17 09:19

Our readers share their thoughts on how sex ed is taught to primary school learners, largely disapproving of the recent suggestions posed by the Department of Education.

Consent in the classroom: The reason 23 pupils in Valhalla reported their sex pest teacher

2019-03-01 16:03

Earlier this month News24 reported that a teacher allegedly sexually assaulted 23 pupils at Valhalla Primary School in Pretoria last year but learners only opened up about this after police officers visited their school in January to teach them about sexual assault.

Your A to Z of sexual terms

2019-02-08 10:05

How to bring your A-game to the bedroom

This news anchor's take on sex as something her daughters DON'T have to be ashamed of is beautiful

2019-01-18 12:25

"It’s a sacred act, but have fun with it, and enjoy being a woman,’ Maria Shriver tells her 20-something-year-old daughters.

Trying to talk to your teen about sex? This is why you’re getting it wrong

2018-11-27 21:39

Sitting your teen down and having The Talk about the birds and the bees is probably one of the milestones parents dread most. Elizabeth Mamacos explains how to do it the right way.

You won't believe the diagnosis and treatment for PMS back in the day

2018-11-09 16:22

We know it now as PMS, but back in the day, theories around premenstrual syndrome were pretty horrific. Women were even put in asylums! Here we unpack another topic for budding adolescent girls.

15 things that should be taught in SA's schools

2018-08-23 13:38

Somewhere between all the letters and numbers, children should be taught valuable lessons and skills they can actually use in their daily lives, ones they'll carry with them for a lifetime. Here's a list of things I feel should be incorporated in the school curriculum.

Dear young man, here's what your dad may not tell you about sex (but should)

2018-06-22 13:20

Mom, dad, can you remember your sexual awakening? Until that point, you'd been told that sex was something only grown-ups could talk about and yet, there you were with all these feelings bubbling under and you didn't know what to do with them. Well, that's what your son is feeling now. So read this or pass on to your son.

How the #MeToo movement will impact parenting in 2018

2018-05-23 17:14

It's now more important than ever to create a safe space at home where kids feel comfortable enough to ask and share the more difficult topics. Teaching them about boundaries, empathy and communication will go a long way towards their sex education.

Have you spoken to your tween about porn yet? Here's why and how

2018-05-18 14:31

Thanks to the wonders of technology it has never been easier for young children to see porn online – accidentally or otherwise. Here's how to have the other "talk" with them.


Department of Education slams claims of masturbation lessons for Grade 4 pupils

2019-05-14 11:35

Confirmed by the Department of Education: Masturbation will not be included in the new Life Orientation curriculum for Grade 4 pupils.

WATCH: Just a reminder from Pantosaurus that what’s in your pants, belongs only to you

2019-02-13 14:30

Baby Shark is fun and all, but we’ve been sleeping on this catchy song by the NSPCC of one dinosaur’s important message about consent.

Sex Education renewed for a second season

2019-02-05 11:20

Netflix has announced that the series has been renewed for 8 new episodes of the frank, heartfelt, honest and hilariously awkward series.

WATCH: This naughty new Netflix sex comedy is 'heartfelt, raunchy, and irreverent'

2019-01-10 07:00

Among the bumper crop of original series debuting this month on Netflix is 'Sex Education,' both a time warp and a trans-Atlantic hug.

Breast friends: A step-by-step guide to helping your daughter choose her first bra

2018-11-14 12:38

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.

Eek! My child is going on camp!

2018-10-10 09:19

Margot Bertelsmann needs help navigating this most frightening milestone: leaving her child for two days as he goes on camp. And she knows she must give him the talk on respect for privacy and bodily autonomy, even at 9 years old, particularly in light of recent events in SA.

Nicki Minaj wants to encourage young fans to abstain from sex

2018-06-15 12:39

The rap artist is not about shaming people, but wants young girls to know that it’s completely okay to choose not to have sex.

Why sexting must be on the curriculum

2018-05-21 12:38

As parents, and teachers, we need to do more to ensure our children receive the information they need to avoid digital dilemmas and risks.

Are we sexualising our young children? Readers respond

2018-04-18 14:49

From condemning Pastor Ab Isong's sentiments to agreeing that we need to protect our children by not dressing them inappropriately, our readers respond to dressing our children too "sexy".

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