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Ask The Parents – The ‘Terrible Twos’ Are Starting And I’m...

There’s a reason why toddler tantrums are the stuff of legend. Your child might have been an angel since birth, but at some...

Five Lessons We Can Learn From Snowplough Parents

We’ve heard of helicopter parenting and free-range parenting - but here's a new strategy to get your head around. Do you know a parent...

8 Top Quirky Parenting Tips

Life’s weird. The trials and tribulations of raising kids are even weirder. I subscribe to the “whatever works for you” philosophy;  after all, parenting...

My Son Is Now My Daughter, And I Will Support Her...

Last week marked the two-year anniversary of my daughter’s transition. This day every year will be a milestone, not only for her...

How To Cope With Your Adult Kids Living At Home (Without...

The traditional way of things was for kids to grow up, finish school and leave home – either to go on to university or...

6 Great Strategies For Parenting Your Adult Children

As our kids get older, our relationship with them inevitably alters. They are now independent, our equals, with their own lives. Adapting to the...

Les Enfants Not-So-Terrible – 4 Reasons Why French Children Are So...

How we raise our children to become well-rounded, pleasant and useful members of society is one of our prime concerns as parents. We...

Moving On Up – 5 Ways You Can Help Your Child...

As the summer holidays roll on, thoughts are already turning to getting the kids ready to go back to school. Buying uniforms, stationery...

Ask The Parents – How Do You Teach A Child To...

When your child wants to brush their own teeth, chances are you’ll feel a little conflicted. On one hand, you want to encourage independence...

Ask The Parents – Should I Use A Pacifier With My...

Some parents say life would be unbearable without one. Others are outraged at the thought. There’s no doubt that wondering whether you should let...

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helicopter parents

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...

My Little Brother’s Death Made Me Believe Mom Loved Him More

It’s been more than three years since my little brother's death. Dayne died at the age of just 19 after taking a drugs overdose....

‘Three-Person Baby’ Born Using Controversial Donor Technique

A woman in Greece has given birth to a baby with DNA from three people – her own, the father, and an egg...
flu season

7 Ways to Boost Your Immune System to Ward Off Flu Season

It always seems to happen. Around the same time every year, beginning as early as mid-November, the influenza virus makes its comeback. Sometimes with...

8 Clever Ways To Get Kids To Take Their Medicine

“A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down,” sang Mary Poppins famously. And, sometimes, it does. Other times, though, you’ll need a few...

Pregnancy – 5 Of The Most Common Complications During Labour

You’ve made it through pregnancy, and it’s time to bring a new life into the world. Nobody likes to think things will go wrong,...

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