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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...

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...

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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Insomnia: How To Help Children (And Their Parents) Get A Good Night’s Sleep

As the day ends and evening begins, some parents are getting ready for a serious task. Not because they are preparing for a late...
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Why Won’t My Baby Stop Crying? A Guide To The Most Common Causes

There’s a reason newborns have a reputation for doing nothing but cry while they’re awake. Although they sleep a lot, it’s not uncommon...

At What Age Is It OK To Leave Your Kids Home Alone?

The film has become a firm family favourite. An eight-year-old troublemaker – Macauley Culkin – has to protect his house from burglars when he’s...

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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Kirsty Wark – ‘Why We Should Talk About The Menopause’

Why is menopausal such a loaded word? Going through 'the change' is a fact of life for all women, often in midlife when they’re at...

Ask The Parents – How Do I Stop Feeling So Isolated As A Stay-At-Home...

There’s no doubt you love your baby, but if you’re new to being a stay-at-home mum then you’d be forgiven for finding it...

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