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Parenting

Are you pushing your kids too hard?

A Free State couple has been convicted of child abuse after forcing their daughter to swim in galas, and beating her if she didn't do it. When is a parent too pushy?

Should we tell our kids they're fat?

Nowadays we don't like to talk about weight issues, especially not with our children, but by avoiding the topic are we actually encouraging our children to be unhealthy?

Winter holiday parent-savers

The long winter holiday sees millions of South African children stuck indoors for winter, but don't panic - here are some practical ideas to help you survive.

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Coffee and wine for the win! »

Could heartburn drugs upset your 'good' gut bacteria? Life is a gut reaction

Good news! Coffee & wine may promote a healthy gut

Diverse bacteria help your gut stay healthy. Here's how what you eat and drink can help or harm that balance - and it's not all bad news.

I gave hubby HIV »

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I gave my husband HIV and watched him die

Stephanie van Niekerk unwittingly infected her husband with HIV and ended up having to watch him wither and die in front of her very eyes. This is Stephanie's story in her own words.