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“Girls’ self-esteem plummets at age 9” – How moms can build confidence

Nicci Attfield

Many mothers have battled with their own body issues or feelings of insecurity. Here's how to boost your ...

Masizame Junior Primary School

Mud school has one broken toilet for 175 learners and staff


Masizame Junior Primary School in Centane near Butterworth, Easterm Cape, has one broken toilet for girls and teachers. ...

Tooth fairy business.

Tooth Fairy FAQs: Do you keep the teeth & what’s the going rate?!

Karabo Mokoena

Losing milk teeth is a big milestone in every family! We asked moms in SA what they pay ...

Raising daughters

“My daughter has my sass and attitude, my mom says it’s payback!”

Karabo Mokoena

South African moms have shared what it looks like to be a girl mom, sharing how their child's ...

Dyslexia, read write words yellow on pink purple

Dyslexia: Dr Pienaar discusses the myths & facts parents need to know

Dr Greg Pienaar

Dyslexia is not new, but our understanding & support will make a huge difference in our children’s lives! ...

Diepsloot matrics

100% pass-rate for these elated Diepsloot matrics!

A4W Contributor

OLICO is a non-profit organisation providing after-school maths support to township-school youth from impoverished communities.

My teen wants to have sex, what do I do

“My 17-year-old wants to have sex with his girlfriend” – What now?

Karabo Mokoena

Your teen wants to have sex? Here's how clinical psychologist Dr. James Wellborn advises you to handle the ...

Where to find free youth counselling in SA

Free youth counselling in SA: Where to find support for your troubled teen

Karabo Mokoena

Where to access free counselling for parents and teens in South Africa? These organisations are dedicated to mental ...

Do violent video games create violent kids?

Naadiya Adams

Do violent games make violent children? The gaming world is a booming industry that has made its mark ...

Teen at home alone

When is it okay to start leaving your younger teens at home alone?

Karabo Mokoena

Is it okay to leave your 12-year-old alone at home?  This is a controversial topic with many differing ...

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