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Why men don’t stray during pregnancy
December 17 2014 at 13:22

A dip in hormones could be nature's way of stopping men straying during their partner's pregnancy.

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Walkies? Your dog needs to play too
December 17 2014 at 09:59

A study of 4 000 dog owners has found a clear link between limited playtime and behaviour problems.

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Pageants put pressure on girls - activist
December 17 2014 at 07:05

Do we really want young girls to aspire to be Miss World given the high levels of eating disorders, asks an activist.

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Just 70 spoonsful of sugar?
December 15 2014 at 13:15

How your child may be eating up to 70 teaspoons of sugar a day. Richard Price puts it to the test in an experiment.

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Gallery: Dressing kids for Christmas
December 15 2014 at 11:02

Omeshnie Naidoo takes a look at local designers and what they have in store for kiddies' festive clothing.

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Mother sacrifices self for unborn son
December 12 2014 at 17:37

A Chinese woman who died of cancer after refusing chemo to save her unborn son has sparked an intense online debate.

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Making new friends in the new year
December 12 2014 at 11:32

Does 2015 signal a change of location for you? Time to brush up those social skills, writes Helen Grange.

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What to do about a bump on the head
December 11 2014 at 12:37

Lorraine Candy has seen her share of childhood accidents...

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Breastfeeding good for baby, good for you
December 11 2014 at 11:48

Research involving almost 37 000 women found those who had breastfed were 10 percent less likely to get breast cancer.

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‘My daughter’s jealous of her baby sister’
December 11 2014 at 11:47

Without the added threat of having a little sister come in and take Mom away, being four is already a pretty rough gig, says Meghan Leahy.

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We need more stories our children can identify with
December 10 2014 at 13:32

There is still is a shortage of SA tales that can feed hungry young minds, writes Niki Daly.

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Sleepy? It could be Alzheimer’s
December 10 2014 at 11:14

Scans show that brains of people who are sleepy during the day contained higher levels of the protein beta-amyloid.

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‘Why are police officers so bad?’
December 9 2014 at 13:13

Jessica F. Hinton tries to come up with a G-rated explanation of the Michael Brown story for her four-year-old.

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Baby pics on Facebook? No way
December 9 2014 at 11:22

But bad news for Emily Kaye Lazzaro's Facebook friends: She won't be posting pictures of her baby on Facebook.

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My baby’s left the nest, and I’m fine
December 9 2014 at 11:21

Emily Rogan realises that her grown son just doesn't need her so much right now. And that is fine with her...

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What to do when your kid starts swearing
December 8 2014 at 12:59

When it comes to kids and swearing, there are a few things you should know, says Melinda Wenner Moyer.

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Parents who are too proud
December 8 2014 at 11:21

Researchers found that many parent 'overvalue' their offspring, believing them to be more special than others.

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Womb transplants give hope to thousands
December 8 2014 at 11:20

Two women become the first ever to have children using the very womb that brought them into the world a generation earlier.

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Kiddies’ books and the race debate
December 5 2014 at 14:41

Pippi Longstocking raises questions about erasing old racial references. But are we going too far, asks Gail Sullivan.

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How 'cool' parents raise conformist kids
December 5 2014 at 14:35

Shouldn't it be a parent's role to teach children not to be sheep, asks an agitated Andrew Reiner.

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