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'Limit kids to 30 minutes on devices'

Children who spend more than 30 minutes on their iPads in one sitting could be sowing the seeds for pain later in life.

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Social sites linked to teen depression

Teens who spend more than two hours a day on social networking sites are more likely to have mental health problems.

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When the kids won't move out

Economic times are tough on young adults, so many move back home. Alyssia Birjalal reports

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You're not getting my money, kid!
May 22 2015 at 11:43

British comedian Lenny Henry says it is 'right' for rich parents to cut their children out of an inheritance.

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'My daughter is being mocked on Twitter'
May 19 2015 at 13:33

Virginia Ironside tells a worried parent to close down her 10-year-old's Twitter account.

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Telly can mean jelly belly for kids
May 19 2015 at 12:12

Researchers say that young children who watch just one hour of TV a day are up to 73 percent more likely to be obese.

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Schools 'should let boys wear skirts'
May 18 2015 at 13:41

Schools should adopt 'gender neutral' uniform policies, Britain's boarding schools were told recently.

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‘My four-year-old thinks she’s fat’
May 18 2015 at 11:51

Jamie Davis Smith discovers how her seemingly innocuous comments about her weight affects her little girl.

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Two-thirds of kids unfit - study
May 15 2015 at 11:58

Two thirds of primary school age children are unfit, unable to complete tasks such as running, researchers have warned.

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Can you tell if your child is overweight?
May 14 2015 at 11:53

A study shows that 95 percent of parents think their overweight children look 'just right', writes Lenny Bernstein.

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Alcohol education programme for schools
May 14 2015 at 11:53

Six Cape Town primary schools will take part in a foetal alcohol syndrome educational initiative.

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Bullying can be worse than abuse - study
May 13 2015 at 12:15

Being bullied as a child has a more serious long-term effect on mental health than being neglected, research suggests.

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Banting for children 'a great risk'
May 12 2015 at 11:18

A balanced diet is needed to avoid kidney, bone and other problems. Wilma Stassen reports...

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