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How To Help Your Kids Deal With Rejection

It’s a fact of parenting life – we find ourselves saying ‘no’ to our kids. Whether they want chocolate at bedtime, a new computer...

7 Life Skills Kids Should Have By The Time They Turn...

Many years ago, as a teenager, I visited a neighbour whose wife had recently given birth to their first child. My plan was to...

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

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

7 Important Rules For Teaching Kids A New Activity

Like many, I was obsessed with horses as a child. I nagged for horse-riding lessons, was thrilled when Santa brought me my own riding...

Meet Your Baby’s New Best Friend – They’ll Laugh And Learn...

Say hello to this adorable puppy from the Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn range – the perfect first best friend for your baby....

Lego Introduces Braille Bricks To Teach Blind And Visually Impaired Kids

A new project from the makers of one of the world's best-loved toys is aiming to help blind and visually impaired children learn through...

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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How To Help Vulnerable Dads Be Better Fathers

When it comes to parenting, mothers are still stereotypically seen as the dominant force in the family, in charge of everything from dinner to...

Confession: Why My Husband Is The Father Of His Brother’s Children

My two daughters look very like their cousins. Nobody is surprised; my husband, Steven, and his brother, Alan, also look very much alike. But...

Something For The Weekend – Creamy Leek, Cheese And Ham Pasta

This was always a good dish for getting my kids to eat vegetables – they just loved the rich sauce!  Don’t worry...
My Teenage Son Beats Me Up

Confession: My Teenage Son Beats Me Up

It’s so hard to admit what’s happening behind closed doors and that I’m scared of my son. Teenage violence towards parents is a terrifying...
learn to lose

‘It’s NOT Coming Home’ – Why Kids Need To Learn To Lose

Running along the grass in the blistering heat wearing a flimsy playsuit and slip-on shoes, I wasn’t exactly dressed for winning the mum’s race. But...

5 Things Grandparents Need To Know When They Parent Their Grandchildren

Whether it's every weekend or once every few years, most grandparents enjoy visiting and spoiling their grandchildren. But instead of casually caring for them...

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