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For Three Happy Years We Didn’t Know Our Daughter Was Dying

When I read the announcement that new research into a therapy for the currently-untreatable Mitochondrial Depletion Syndrome is to be funded by a UK charity, it...

My Daughter Almost Died – Why I’m Warning Other Parents About...

You don’t imagine, the first time you hold your baby in your arms, that the day might come when you have to contemplate...

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...

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...

I’m Desperate To Know What’s Wrong With My Son, But The...

It would be great to write a story with a neat and happy ending, but sadly I can’t do that. At this...

We Care For Terminally Ill Children – Because They All Deserve...

Every baby, every child deserves to know love before they die. They deserve to be held, to know they are truly cared for, and...

My 4-Year-Old Son’s Heart Stopped Beating for FOUR Days – How...

One morning in December 2014, my then-four-year-old son Kierken woke with what we thought was croup. He’d had it before, so we made a...

Meet The Teenager Determined To Beat Cancer – And Become...

“I’m going to be a professional wrestler,” says Kira Noble with a beaming grin."My career choice often takes people by surprise and they don't...

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Curious Kids: Why Do Leaves Change Colour?

Why do leaves change colour in autumn? – Isaac, age eight, Guildford, UKHi Issac, this is a really interesting question and something that lots...
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‘I Don’t Like It!’ What To Do If Your Child Refuses To Eat

Hands up who loves broccoli!And was that from the first time you tasted it?We’d guess not. What about tomatoes? Or bananas?Our children’s diets are...

Why I Knew At Age 16 That I Wanted To Be Sterilised

On the day of my operation I was up at 5am - partly because I had to be there early, but also due to sheer...

🌍 5 Ways That Reading With Children Helps Their Education

For book lovers, reading to their children may seem obvious. Why would they not want to pass on their love of literature? However, researchers...

Dogs In The Classroom – Coming To A School Near You Soon?

When you think about your own school days, you might have had a furry friend to keep you company in the classroom – maybe...

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