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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...

Why Sorry Shouldn’t Be The Hardest Word

When many of us were young, we thought of our parents as superheroes. They weren’t just people that had started life as kids like...

5 Challenging Pre-Teen Behaviours And How To Cope

As a parent, we expect challenging behaviour from our kids once they hit the teenage years. We know they're growing up and testing their...

7 Ways To Get Your Kids To (Actually) Brush Their Teeth

As far as kids are concerned, tooth-brushing is a waste of good playtime. After all, there are so many more interesting things to do,...

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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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...
power of a hug

Revealed! The Secret Power Of A Hug

Friends, children, romantic partners, family members – many of us exchange hugs with others on a regular basis. New research from the United States,...
Sudden Infant Death

I Cry And Smile For My Baby Boy Every Day – Losing Him Has...

William and I had been best friends for years when we finally decided we wanted to settle down and be a family. It shocked...

Why Sleep Training Will Not Hurt Your Child

Throughout my medical training, I thought putting an infant to sleep was as simple as putting them down in a bassinet or a crib....

Why You Should Give Your Grandparents A 3D Printer For Christmas

Senior citizens might really like – and use – a 3D printer. That’s the surprising, and money-saving, conclusion of a new study I co-authored:...
online limelight

How Sharing Your Family Life Can Adversely Affect Your Children

From stage parent to “stream” parent, family blogging, vlogging, pranks and skits have become the new norm in the “anyone can become a star”...

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