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Tap to unfollow: 43% of SA parents don’t know what info their children share online

Posted on Oct 14, 2020 by A4W Contributor

43% of parents are not sure which information is public in their child’s social media account.

childhood depression

Can young children REALLY suffer from depression? Kuziva Mtawarira says ‘yes’

Posted on Oct 13, 2020 by Claire Warneke

“The biggest myth about childhood depression is that it doesn’t exist,” says Psychologist and Director of The Beast ...

Tween wants to date

So your tween wants to date: Here’s how to talk about it

Posted on Sep 15, 2020 by Zethu Sithole

Victorine Mbong, author of parenting book 'Stop Complaining! And Bring Back Involved Parenting', says while children will naturally ...

Parenting teenagers during lockdown: how to minimise the damage

Posted on May 11, 2020 by A4W Contributor

Lockdown for teenagers (and those at home with them) may be a physical, psychological and emotional trap with ...

What to do when your kids choose friends you don’t like

Posted on Mar 17, 2020 by Your Family

It’s best to welcome these friends into your home as you would any other...


5 Strategies to help you talk to (and not at!) your teen

Posted on Mar 17, 2020 by A4W Contributor

It is no secret that the relationship between parents and teenagers is typically a complicated one...

How do SA kids see coronavirus in a TikTok and Instagram-based world?

Posted on Mar 13, 2020 by PRESS

Children and teens need to be guided about how to choose what content they consume about the disease...

Bipolar disorder & schizophrenia: What parents should know about psychiatric conditions in teens

Posted on Mar 5, 2020 by PRESS

“Diagnosis of a psychiatric condition is often complex, and it can be even more so in adolescents,” notes ...

A survival guide for travelling with teenagers

Posted on Mar 4, 2020 by Your Family

If you thought thatthe constant cries of "are we there yet?" from your younger children on the back ...

How to talk to your kids about sex (without shame or guilt)

Posted on Mar 2, 2020 by YourTango

Being humiliated by a parent giving “the sex talk” is a rite of passage for all children...

Essential study hacks for long-distance learners

Posted on Feb 27, 2020 by PRESS

Studying via distance learning brings unique rewards but also challenges of its own...

sleep can help teens deal with social stress

Sleep can help teens deal with social stress

Posted on Feb 27, 2020 by A4W Contributor

Is your teen getting enough sleep? Research has found that sleep can help teens deal with social stress ...

4 Tips for what to do when you discover that your child is self-harming

Posted on Feb 26, 2020 by YourTango

Use these four steps to support your child...

Parenting a struggling teenager is devastating lonely. It doesn’t have to be…

Posted on Feb 24, 2020 by ANA Newswire

My kids no longer want to hang out and talk like they used to. And alongside that totally ...

I gave birth to my soulmate and now we’re drifting apart

Posted on Feb 14, 2020 by Change Exchange

There are few bonds stronger than the love between mother and son. But what happens when the adoring ...

3 Ways to help teen girls grow into confident and resilient adults

Posted on Feb 6, 2020 by PRESS

Social Media is not the biggest barrier to teenage girls becoming assertive and resilient adults. It’s how society ...

6 Ways to get back on track after disappointing Matric results

Posted on Jan 8, 2020 by PRESS

Remember that this is not the end of the road...

How can you get your kids to put down their phones?

Posted on Dec 12, 2019 by Common Sense Media

Removing their phones can give kids a needed break!...

The secret to speaking to teens

Posted on Dec 12, 2019 by A4W Contributor

Why is it so difficult to chat to teens?...

What should you do when your teen posts a sexy selfie?

Posted on Dec 4, 2019 by Common Sense Media

Many times, the impulse to broadcast sexy photos is driven by the desire to get attention...

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