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Catherine Ball

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Catherine Ball is a freelance journalist and the mum of four feisty and independent girls, aged between nine and one. When she isn’t writing about parenting, she can be found refereeing sibling brawls, answering questions about giraffes and searching for odd socks at her home in Sheffield.

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Persuading children to eat spicy food can be difficult, but our kid-friendly chilli con carne is a good way to start. We’ve included some...
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We are the Cowley Family. It began with just me and my husband, Justin. We knew when we started dating that adoption was something that...
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Many Anti-Vaxxers Don’t Trust Big Pharma. There’s a Reason for That

Recently an acquaintance — the mother of a young child — popped up in a Facebook thread discussing a Newsweek story about Russian internet trolls spreading...

How Do Children Decide What’s Fair?

Should a teacher reward a whole class for the good deeds of one student? What about the other side of the discipline picture: should...
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7 Ways To Build Your Child’s Vocabulary

If you want your child to have a rich and fulfilling life, one of the best things you can do is help build your...

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