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How To Choose A Family Pet

“Can we have a pet?” It’s one of those refrains dreaded by so many parents. Often closely followed by: “I’ll look after it, you...

Why Your Kids Should Get To Know Their Cousins

A vivid memory from my childhood involves trying to recreate John Travolta’s moves to the Bee Gees’ You Should Be Dancing (from the movie...

Parents, Limit Your Screen Time – For The Benefit Of Your...

I've never really thought about limiting screen time until a few days ago, when I was sitting on the living room floor building a...

7 Ways You Can Teach Your Children Empathy

You might want to teach your children empathy. But sometimes they do it for you. Take this example. A little boy was hunched on the restaurant...

He Dealt With Murders, Sexual Assaults, Kidnap And More – Life...

When a major crime story breaks and you see the police officer heading up the inquiry on television – giving an update or...

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...

Our Little Girl Stops Breathing While She’s Asleep But Coping With...

There was no suggestion anything was wrong. We already had two boys, and my latest pregnancy had gone pretty much perfectly. So on December...

7 Wonderful Things I Did Before I Had Kids

Do you ever look back at those hazy days before the kids came along, when you could please yourselves? When life didn’t revolve around...

Confession: My Wife Wants Attention – So She’s Faking Depression

I used to hate that work kept me away from home for a couple of nights each week, but I welcome it now. My...

Family Time – 9 Great Ideas For Parent-Child Dates

We want close relationships with our kids and spending time together is the best way to strengthen the parent-child bond. But when our lives...

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Ask The Parents – How Can I Cope With My Post-Natal Depression?

It doesn’t matter whether life as a new mum is harder than you expected, or if everything is rosy. Post-natal depression is...

Are You A Match? 4 People Found To Have The Right Blood To Save...

Two months ago, Raheel Mughal learned that his two-year-old daughter, Zainab, had a fast-growing tumour in her stomach. “We were all crying,” the father said in a...
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How To Help Kids Overcome A Fear Of Maths

It’s fair to say maths is not everyone’s favourite subject. In fact, for many people, the feelings of tension and anxiety that arise when...
1st Birthday Party Checklist

The Ultimate 1st Birthday Party Checklist

When it comes to birthday parties, it’s hard to top the first one. From watching your newborn as they playfully stuff their face with cake...
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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...

Something For The Weekend – Slow Cooker Vegetable Curry

It’s time to put your slow cooker to work! You can vary the strength of this curry to suit your family’s preferences and make...

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