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Want a confident 10-year-old? Start early

Teaching young children to be independent is hard but worth it, writes Tracy Cutchlow.

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Challenged? I blame Bear Grylls

Lorraine Candy's four children are doing sit-ups and eating too many marshmallows. It's all down to unreality TV...

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W Cape parents have new school deadline

Western Cape parents who need to enrol their children in new schools next year will have to hurry.

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Why we have to stop labelling our boys
February 18 2015 at 13:24

Robyn Passante wants a world where neither gender is at risk, or the butt of a joke.

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Why moms need a holiday
February 16 2015 at 15:04

Lauren Apfel is a stay-at-home mom – and she needs a break from childcare.

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Empathetic children, patient parents
February 16 2015 at 14:37

Parenting coach Meghan Leahy says a lack of empathy in a 6-year-old is perfectly normal.

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The closeness of a little sleep monster
February 12 2015 at 13:23

Yes, parenthood means sleep deprivation - but Lorraine Candy will miss some precious moments.

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A talk with my daughters
February 11 2015 at 14:32

Lonnae O’Neal thilnks about what to say to her daughters about men and power and sexual abuse.

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Michelle Obama: I’ve done junk food
February 11 2015 at 14:15

US First Lady admits that she gave her children too much junk food when she was a working mother.

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More than one way to be a woman
February 6 2015 at 16:05

Sharon Holbrook explains why she never tells her daughters they are beautiful.

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Keeping the peace in a shared home
February 6 2015 at 14:39

Three-generation homes are common in South Africa. Helen Grange looks at the trials and tribulations...

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How do we account for taste?
February 6 2015 at 14:42

Whitney Pipkins talks to a journalist about his kids’ picky palates inspired a book.

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A new way to tame tantrums
February 5 2015 at 15:34

Lorraine Candy discovers that Time Out is not the way to discipline children...

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