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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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Your Pre-Schooler’s Social Skills Matter More Than Their ‘Studies’

If you were to Google “what my child should know before starting kindergarten” you would find yourself wading through a barrage of checklists and...
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I Hated Sport But The World Cup Has Made Me Football Crazy

If anyone should have a love of football in their blood, it’s me. My grandad was the president of Oxford City Football Club; my...
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5 Great Ways Grandparents Can Become Closer To Their Grandkids

Are grandparents important for kids? Most people are probably nodding right now. It is reasonable to assume that extended family networks are good for kids and...

Smacking Children: Countries That Refuse To Ban Practice Are Breaching International Law

Should smacking a child be against the law? That’s the fierce debate reaching a vital stage in Scotland at present, where the...
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5 Simple DIY Ideas To Try With Your Kids

Make a bird-feeder You’ll need plenty of twigs of around the same length so head for your nearest woodland or park and get collecting. You’ll...
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Curious Kids: Are Zombies Real?

Are zombies real? – James, aged 8, Sydney, Australia There are lots of TV shows about zombies. Most of them are for older people and...

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