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Opinion: Is it OK to teach a child how to use a firearm (safely)?

What is a no doubt contentious issue – we’ve had a letter in from a reader asking for our opinion on whether...

Single Parenting

If you're parenting alone you have to take a more creative approach and make an extra effort to solve the many challenges...

Non residential single parenting: practical parenting strategies

In my article Single Parenting: coping as a non-resident parent, we discussed coping from the perspective of the emotional, physical and personal challenges...

Single parenting: coping as a non-resident parent

Single parenting: coping as a non-resident parent Parents generally want what is best for their kids. However, coping as...

Step-Parenting – What You Need To Know

You need patience plus a good understanding of the emotions and thoughts your newly acquired step-child is experiencing in order to become...

Spending quality time with your children

Are you asset rich but time poor, such that you have no presence at home anymore? Or, are you consumed with meeting...

What’s happening to our girls?

"What a twelve-year-old girl experienced at seven, is not what a seven-year-old girl is now struggling with". This is the reality for...

Games not gadgets for kids

In a rushed and hurried society, taking the time to play games with our kids is a great way to have fun,...

Young children and television

As a parent, to what extent should you control your child's television viewing? Too much television can have a huge impact on...

Screen addiction and children

A hi-tech, screen-centred life is becoming the norm for many of today's kids. Ten year olds, for example, are spending an average...

Raising children in a commercial culture

How do we as parents cope with commercial pressures on children? How can we managemarketing pressures and manipulation, and protect our children...

Raising Boys

Child Psychologist Steve Biddulph's hugely successful book, Raising Boys, has been re-released. In this third edition, Biddulph adds to...

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Opinion: Is it OK to teach a child how to use a firearm (safely)?

What is a no doubt contentious issue – we’ve had a letter in from a reader asking for our opinion on whether...

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One of the things that drives me so crazy about trying to eat a healthy, clean diet is the fact that “organic”...