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How Toddlers And Teens Develop In Similar Ways

What happened? Suddenly, it seems your kid is a selfish, ungrateful jerk who wants to do everything on their own and always ends up...

The 13 Habits of Mentally-Strong Parents

How can we make sure our kids will have the resilience to deal with whatever is thrown at them? Sadly, there are no guarantees,...

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

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

How Parents Fail To Follow Their Own Advice

“You’re sunburned,” said my daughter, accusingly. “Your face is really red.” “I know,” I replied. “It’s from the boat trip I went on. Didn’t top...

‘It’s Not You, It’s Them’ – What To Do When You...

You’ve been BFFs for years – since school, college, or maybe your first job. Even when the babies came along, you didn’t see why...

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...

13 Phrases Any Working Mum Will Recognise (And Use Regularly)

Life can be tough when you're a working mum. If you’re trying to look after your family, make a decent stab at parenting and...

How To Teach Your Kids The Value Of Money

Money is far from the most important thing in the world, but our lives are certainly more difficult when we don’t have enough. Recent reports...

A Roller-Coaster Ride – These Videos Of Kids On Virtual Fairground...

Little Kayla proved a big hit on YouTube after her dad posted a video that shows her enjoying her own private laundry-basket roller coaster. He...

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Childhood Obesity: Why Are Physical Activity Programmes In Schools Not Working?

A third of children in the UK are overweight or obese by the time they reach primary school. Many other countries are facing the...

My Precious Boy Was Out Of Sight For Just A Moment – I Never...

This is the story of the most tragic day of my life. Thinking back to this horrific day still brings great trauma...
childhood crush

Why We Should Never Mock A Childhood Crush

Do you remember your first childhood crush? Probably not, but it turns out there is value to those experiences. Exploring feelings around an early childhood crush...
kids cheating

What To Do If Your Kid Is A Cheat

If you have recently found out that your child has cheated, try not to panic. You are not necessarily raising the next Tonya Harding....

Why Our Kids Need To Make Poor Choices – And How To Handle It

A couple of weeks ago, I got out of bed for an early-hours visit to the bathroom and noticed a light shining from under...
emotional abuse

Confession: How I Forgave My Mum For Her Emotional Abuse

“You know,” said my therapist, leaning forward slightly, “you could see that as emotional abuse.” Emotional abuse. The term felt right, somehow. At 29, sitting...

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