Family

Taking ‘me time’ without the guilt
We can only give in relation to how much we have. If we are drained, our needs are not being met, and we are emotionally taxed, we have
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‘How do I get my child’s father to take responsibility?’
Web stats are funny things. Sometimes obvious, sometimes surprising, sometimes depressing. For three years, without fail, the number one search that gets users to the Young Mom Support
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Talk to your children, dammit
My children go to a good school, and the kids who attend it are, for the most part, privileged. They live in big houses, and their parents drive
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Surrogacy campaigners fear Australia ban after Down’s syndrome case
August 4, 2014
Surrogacy campaigners have called for clearer regulations after claims by a Thai woman that she was left with a baby with Down's syndrome after his Australian parents refused ...read more
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In the name of (all) the fathers
July 31, 2014
Two newspaper posters affixed to Media House on St George’s Mall in downtown Cape Town this past week drew attention to two strands of a long-overdue conversation about ...read more
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The power of everyday activism
July 10, 2014
I think I have always suffered from false feelings of grandeur. When I was 10 I was convinced I would president, no one could tell me otherwise. And ...read more
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Ritalin and Prozac for preschoolers?
July 7, 2014
I’m horrified by the number of children on mind-altering drugs. Did you know the fastest growing market for Ritalin and Prozac is preschool-aged children? Why are our children ...read more
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Parenting in the age of online advice
July 3, 2014
There are few people more vulnerable to advice than the brand new parent. No amount of preparation or experience can save you from the feeling of having been ...read more
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Why it’s critical that we boost the aspirations of black children
July 2, 2014
The world as we would like it to be would provide a special space for the innocence of childhood. We tell our children that with focus and hard ...read more
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There is a way to weed out bullying
June 27, 2014
"The bullying started at the end of my grade six year. They began calling me names and making nasty comments about me. I felt bad. They never hit ...read more
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This is what happens when parents love their children unconditionally
June 26, 2014
Parenting is about being the best mom or dad we can be to our kids. Sometimes it's simple. Other times, it might not be what we anticipated or ...read more
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Oh, pretty please for potty parity!
June 24, 2014
I’m losing the battle with my husband when it comes to toddler toilet accompaniment in public. And I’m so frustrated that I need to open the issue to ...read more
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There’s no harm in a young child having a night away from its mother
June 20, 2014
I have no more wonderful memory than cuddling my daughter and son to sleep. Bath time, stories, then snuggling down. When they woke in the night it was ...read more
Tanya Charles
The dad who was really there
June 17, 2014
June 15 marks the fourth Father’s Day I’ll spend without my dad. He died in January 2011, which means that, for me, the day most people get together ...read more
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How to raise a low-media child (without going insane)
June 17, 2014
We all know that screen time in excess can be harmful to infants and toddlers, and that it isn’t great for older children either. And I would guess ...read more