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Why Low-Fat Might Not Be The Best Option For Our Children’s...

What our children eat occupies a lot of our attention as parents. Are they eating enough, or too much? How can we get them...

5 Kids’ Coughs And When You Should Worry About Them

A cough is one of the most common symptoms of childhood illness. For parents, they can be worrying – kids’ coughs can sound truly...

Boys Twice As Likely As Girls To Be Affected By ‘Back...

They might be enjoying the summer holidays right now, but children with asthma are more likely to need a doctor’s appointment once they...

My Child Has Down Syndrome – And She’s The Best Thing...

My husband Stephen and I had been trying for a baby for seven or eight years, but nothing was happening. I needed a baby;...

Our Tiny Son’s Condition Is So Rare, It Doesn’t Have A...

Everyone wants their child to be special, don’t they? We hold them in our arms as babies and wonder what they’ll be like as...

I Thought It Was Just A Childhood Cold, But Now My...

It’s always a little worrying when your kids are ill. Most times, of course, it’s just a cold or a sickness bug or a...

I Was Born With My Organs Outside My Body – Now...

Every so often, we hear of babies born with medical conditions so rare or severe it seems there’s no chance they’ll survive. Maybe they’re...

My Son Has Hydrocephalus – It’s Not Easy, But Our Life...

When my son, Braden, graduated last year it was one of the most emotional days of my life. One that, at various...

How Roald Dahl Won The Anti-Vaxxing Argument More Than 30 Years...

He’s better known to most parents as the author of such childhood favourites as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr Fox, and The...

8 Clever Ways To Get Kids To Take Their Medicine

“A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down,” sang Mary Poppins famously. And, sometimes, it does. Other times, though, you’ll need a few...

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High-quality school friendships are important for student academic results and stress reduction. So what can parents and teachers do to facilitate this? How do you help your child make friends at school

Parents AND Teachers Can Help Children Make Friends At School

If we think back to our own childhood days, most of us would agree making good friends in primary school was not always an...
Living With Dad’s Dementia

Living With Dad’s Dementia – The Double Grieving Process

"Can you see that steam over there? It’s their boiler - they’re back."Dad was looking out of the window towards a neighbour’s house. I...
toddlers and teens

How Toddlers And Teens Develop In Similar Ways

What happened? Suddenly, it seems your kid is a selfish, ungrateful jerk who wants to do everything on their own and always ends up...

I Lost My First Baby At 21 Weeks And Then It Happened Again –...

Last month marked 23 years since I gave stillbirth to a teeny-tiny little girl, my Rebekah Leanne. While she is always in my heart,...

Child Discipline – Why We Need More Time-Ins, Not Time-Outs

You’re arguing with your spouse through text message. You are mutually tense because you have deadlines to meet at both of your jobs. The...

Something For The Weekend – Rainbow Chicken Stir-Fry

If you need a break from rich, calorific food this easy chicken stir-fry is perfect. Low-fat doesn’t mean low-flavour, and the sauce means your...

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