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Top Celebrity Parenting Tips From… Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill

She was Britain’s poster-girl for the London 2012 Olympics and the nation celebrated as she won gold in the heptathlon. Dame Jessica...

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...

Ask The Parents – What Can I Do About My Picky...

Our children’s diets are a major source of anxiety for many parents. How do we get them to try new foods or...

6 Signs That Might Mean You’re A Lawnmower Parent

We’ve all heard of ‘helicopter parents’ – the ones who hover over their child’s lives, paying close attention to every detail (especially when it...

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...

How To Raise A Child Who’s A Sceptic (Not A Cynic)

A few nights ago, I was watching a dance talent show on television with my daughter. “She’s good,” I commented about one young hopeful....

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...

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...

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Do Old Disney Movies Send The Wrong Message To Our Daughters?

Cinderella. The Little Mermaid. Both classic Disney movies – but Hollywood star Keira Knightley won’t let her daughter watch them. The actress believes they...
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Confession: My Wife Wants Attention – So She’s Faking Depression

I used to hate that work kept me away from home for a couple of nights each week, but I welcome it now. My...
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10 Tips For Raising Good Kids

Raising good kids, that is to say raising well adjusted (future) adults, requires parents to take an active role. If you want your child...
How To Deliver A Baby In An Emergency

How To Deliver A Baby In An Emergency

If you’re a fan of television dramas, you’d be forgiven for thinking women give birth in the most inconvenient places all the time. On...
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Keeping Their Frenemies Close

So we all know what a frenemy is. Made famous in the Noughties by the Sex and the City TV show, the phrase actually...

We Need A Contract For Co-Parenting, Not Just For Marriage

When I was in graduate school in the United States in the early 1980s, a member of our women’s support group informed us that...

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