Dear tween me, it’s okay to not be the cool kid, sweetie

2017-09-26 21:11

It might not seem like such a big deal now, but not feeling like I was one of the cool kids growing up was incredibly challenging. Here are a few things I wish someone had told me when I was a tween.

Teach your kids the SPACE and THINK tricks to venting on social media

2017-09-05 13:52

Encourage your kids to take some "SPACE to THINK" before posting any rants online that they may very well regret at a later stage.

We need to take teenage heartbreak more seriously

2017-08-21 09:40

Breaking up and breaking down: research reveals that breakups can be just as damaging on teenagers as it is on adults.

Why adult children stay at home: looking beyond the myths of kidults, kippers and gestaters

2016-11-30 09:24

The stereotype of a dependent generation who won’t leave home overlooks the many reasons adult family members choose to live together in the one house.

Kids' metabolism may slow down during puberty

2016-09-23 15:04

If resting metabolism does indeed decline during puberty, it would make it even more important for kids to stay active and have healthy diets during those years.

PRINT IT: Weekly study timetable

2016-07-20 12:13

Print this weekly study timetable to help your kids keep track of all their studying.

PMB teen turns ordinary cardboard into remarkable artworks

2016-06-22 12:00

Cardboard is so often thrown away or recycled, but for Qiniso Gwamada (19) it is a valuable material he uses to create remarkable artworks.

Grade 9's: Don't leave subject choice decisions to the last minute

2016-04-14 11:22

The choices you make in Grade 9 can affect the rest of your life.

Top achievers' advice for acing matric

2016-01-19 15:23

Tips on making your final year a success


Teen with alopecia takes incredible photos to raise awareness

2017-11-15 16:35

“I decided to paint my head to raise awareness and to promote natural beauty."

Letting your kids pursue a creative path isn't the worst thing in the world

2017-09-21 12:47

In a constantly evolving world, letting your creative child do what they love may not be such a bad thing.

Is your teen plagued by excessive sweating?

2017-09-01 10:15

We take a look at the largely unknown condition Hyperhidrosis, a disorder which causes sufferers to sweat up to 5 times more than usual.

Grade 9 subject selection: how to help guide your child

2017-04-13 08:47

The long and short of what you need to know, so you can help guide your teens through career-determining decisions.

Help! I was cyber bullied!

2016-09-27 14:02

A clinical psychologist responds to a Matric learner who has been cyber bullied.

STIKBOT™ stop animation toy now available in South Africa

2016-09-08 16:10

PARTNERED WITH PRIMA TOYS: StikBot is a brand new, highly innovative toy that allows amateur film-makers of all ages to create, animate and share original stop-motion videos via an app.

Cooking with kids: recipes for all ages

2016-06-28 13:52

Here are some great ideas to keep your kids busy in the kitchen during the holidays.

Teen beggar shot dead

2016-05-23 11:21

A 26-year-oldman was arrested at the weekend for allegedly shooting dead a teenaged beggar in Pietermaritzburg.

Brain boosting for children ahead of exams

2016-03-11 15:01

There’s nothing you wouldn’t do to set your child up for academic success. With the first exams of the school year looming, you’re probably already thinking of ways to support your young Einstein behind the books. The good news is that you can help them make light of their study load with proper nutrition and adequate exercise during exam time.

Are you smarter than your kid?

2015-09-21 15:41

Take this quiz to find out.

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