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‘I Want To Be Grandad!’ – What DO Children Call Their...

“I am not being ‘Granny’,” my friend Anne said emphatically, on learning her son and his wife were expecting their first child. “Granny makes...

5 Ways Grandparents Can Help Raise Kids

Picture the scene. You’re a new grandparent, blown away by the little bundle of joy your own child has created. The love and excitement...

Will My Parents Ever Forgive Me For Leaving Canada?

Growing up in Canada, I never imagined that I’d find myself settling in the UK. My older sister moved here and when I visited...

How To Deal With Interfering Grandparents

We’ve all been there. Sitting back, feeling slightly redundant, while Granny Dearest takes over your parenting duties without so much as a second thought. It...

Is It Ever OK For Grandparents To Discipline The Grandkids?

‘In my day, we’d get two licks of the cane from a teacher for being naughty and if our parents found out, we’d get...

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When Gaming The System Is The Only Way To Parenthood

Sonsoles* and her partner had set their hearts on adopting a child. They lived in a nice Barcelona neighborhood, and from the start, Sonsoles...
things mums feel guilty about

A Mother’s Guilt – The Top 5 Things Mums Feel Bad About

The overwhelming love, the desire to protect them, the devotion you feel – most of us expect these emotions when we have kids. What...

Leading By Example – 10 Things Your Kids Should See You Do

There was an advert on television some years ago aimed at persuading parents to stop smoking. A dad sat on a park bench, a...
giving toddlers belief in themselves

4 Tips For Giving Toddlers Belief In Themselves

"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."- Frederick Douglass What has your toddler learned today? Probably more things than you...

Something For The Weekend – Sausage And Bean Casserole

When the kids were young, I always had far more success getting them to eat vegetables that were part of a stew or...

Five Tips for Helping Your Child Make Friends at School

Making friends at school is important to your child’s social development. Unstructured play is an essential component of learning, and most play at school...

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