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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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6 Important Things To Consider When Choosing A Babysitter

Before we all started moving around so much, people depended on other family members when it came to ad hoc childcare. There was generally...

7 Things You Should Teach Your Child About Sex Sooner Rather Than Later

When we first started our family, my husband and I agreed we’d split the ‘sex talk’ according to gender. He’d explain it to our...

4 Ways To Deal With A Super Anxious Child

Anxiety isn't only for adults. And while you have your rent or mortgage, relationships, career, and child rearing to worry about, this doesn't take...

How To Stop Your Kids Being Disgusting

Let’s get real - kids are gross, nasty, disgusting, foul and ill-mannered. They just are. I don’t say any of that to be unkind. Kids...
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Kids And Mobiles – When Should You Say ‘Yes’ To A Phone?

As parents, we’re aware that much of child-raising is trial and error. We rely on our own beliefs and experiences. We talk to friends...
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Helicopter Parents: The Real Reason British Teenagers Are So Unhappy

Children growing up in the UK are said to be some of the unhappiest in the industrialised world. The UK now has the highest...

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