Parents outraged after alleged assault on 7-year-old

Last week, the Zoutpansberger reported on the arrest and court appearance of man from Kutama Village. The man is accused of molesting the girl, who is a pupil at Soutpansberg Primary School. The report sparked outrage among many of the school’s parents, as it was the first word they had…

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How should parents deal with child bullying?

Parenting challenges you in unexpected ways. Recently, my daughter confessed to me that a boy is bullying her at school for being vegan. This little kindergartener is a constant source of sorrow for the other kids, teasing and kicking other children at will. My daughter has mostly managed to escape…

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Parents key to helping bullied kids

As thousands of students across the country are starting high school, new figures reveal nearly one in four young people have experienced bullying in the past 12 months, and were most likely to turn to their parents for support. A new survey by digital youth mental health organisation ReachOut revealed…

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Parents of 8-month-old girl jailed on abuse charges

A baby girl, state troopers say was born addicted to drugs, is in the hospital and her parents are in jail; charged with covering their 8-month-old’s face in bruises. One state trooper described it as the most disheartening case of child abuse he’s ever seen. Those troopers were actually called…

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‘My daughter was bashed’: Gladstone mum’s cry for help

A GLADSTONE mum’s heartfelt Facebook post has done the rounds on social media, after going into detail about the mental and physical effects bullying has had on her daughter. The mother goes into detail about her daughter’s experience with bullying at a Gladstone school, which she says was so “mentally…

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Parents who believe in ‘faith healing’ charged after daughter, 2, dies from untreated pneumonia

A Pennsylvania couple was arrested and charged after their two-year-old daughter died from untreated pneumonia. Authorities were alerted about the death of Ella Grace Foster on Nov. 8 by a funeral home, ABC 6 reported. The parents, Jonathan and Grace Foster, reached out to the funeral home about arranging a…

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