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17 ways to raise confident kids

In our home, there is no such thing as “I can’t.’’ It is important that children know that they can do anything if they...

Should parents ask their children to apologise?

Have you ever felt deserving of an apology and been upset when you didn’t get one? Have you ever found it hard to deliver...

Reward or punishment: Finding the best match for your child’s personality

One of the more frustrating assumptions in the mix of modern parenting advice is the “tabula rasa” idea that all kids are born as...

10 ways to nurture essential life skills in your child

From the time my son was very young, he would beg for either a car or Lego set every time we entered a toy...

How to watch a scary movie with your child

On Halloween, the cinemas and TV channels are filled with horror movies. But what should you do if you have a young child who...

Why everyone should know their attachment style

If you’ve suffered from anxiety, depression or relationship problems, a psychological theory called “attachment theory” can help you get to the root cause of...

Survey sheds light on weird allergies that affect South Africans

It’s hay fever season – the time of year when nature releases gazillions of microscopic pollen spores into the atmosphere, but while springtime has...

Your right to parent your child trumps their right to online privacy

The recently launched Google Family Link is an app that allows you to monitor your children’s online activity, set perimeters and even remotely lock...

9 natural mosquito bite home remedies

There is nothing quite like the smell of summer. Freshly cut grass, the taste of juicy strawberries and pink watermelon, the sun setting later...

Dad: A son’s first hero, a daughter’s first love

Dads play such a significant role in the family unit, even though sometimes it feels like the family would do just fine without him...