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Ensuring your teenagers are safe online

Ensuring your teenagers are safe online

There’s no escaping it… Kids and technology usage are a reality and the sooner parents realise this, the better. Instead of trying to keep your child in the dark ages (which seems to be the 90s for kids of today) perhaps parents ought to equip themselves with important information that will assist them in keeping tabs on their child’s internet usage without being over-intrusive, especially with teens.

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Becoming mom to a teenager

Becoming mom to a teenager

And so it has arrived… the year my son becomes a teenager. Looking back to the time he was born, I remember how so many parents were willing to give me all kinds of advice about having a baby. (Some not so welcomed but taken nonetheless) But as they get older and reach different phases of their lives (and mine), it seems the advice runs drier. Grandparents often tell stories about when we were their age but times are so different that it’s as though we’re dealing with a new species of human.

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Book review: Powerful by Alicia Thomas-Woolf

Book review: Powerful by Alicia Thomas-Woolf

It’s the start of the new school year and for many children it’s an exciting time. For some though the return to school may be riddled with anxiety and stress, possibly caused by bullying. A parent’s first reaction may be one of rage and anger, no parent wants their child to be the subject of bullying. I’ve come across a lovely book and CD by Alicia Thomas-Woolf that will help parents teach their kids to deal with bullying positively.

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How is racial prejudice passed on to kids?

How is racial prejudice passed on to kids?

I’ll never forget the day my middle son came home from preschool and told me that he’d learned about different people and cultures in the world. Now you may have noticed that people of Indian descent (like myself) in SA have many different complexions And he says to me, “You know you get all colours of people mama…

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