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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...

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...

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...

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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10 Tips To Encourage Your Kids To Love Outdoor Play

It's something that drives many parents crazy - the struggle to get their kids away from the television or computer screen. Studies have shown...

What You Need To Know If Your Child With A Disability Is Starting School...

Starting school can be daunting for any parent, prompting many questions: will my child settle in, make friends and progress academically? If your child...
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Has The Momo Challenge Come To The UK? Parents’ Fears Over Suicide ‘Game’

An online suicide challenge ‘game’ may have spread to England, sparking fears among UK parents. One mother in Manchester said she was...
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At What Age Can Kids Brush Their Own Teeth – And Other Childhood Landmarks

For the first several years of your child’s life, you (as a parent) will be doing a lot of things for them. This extensive...

Why We Should Teach Our Daughters To Track Their Menstrual Cycle

It was evident there was a problem as soon as she walked into the room. My daughter had been looking forward to a night...
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8 Ways To Tell If Your Baby Is Developing Normally

As any parent will tell you, there’s always something to worry about. You think you’ll be able to breathe a sigh of relief...

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