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We Lost Our Friends When We Had Children

I watched my partner as he tried to put on a brave face and pretend he was OK, but I knew he wasn’t. Anything...

10 Steps To Raising Happy Kids – And They’re Backed Up...

Parents will do anything to make sure their kids are happy. We make sacrifices, abandon our own wants and needs, and generally bend over...

Heartbreak Stalked Us As We Struggled To Conceive – Then A...

Sometimes you have to make sacrifices to realize your dreams. You know it will be hard and you might wonder if it’s worth it...

10 Inescapable Truths Of Parenting

It's rarely a good thing when they’re quiet You know the feeling. You’re suddenly aware the house is silent. There’s no shouting or squabbling (if...

6 Reasons Why Scandinavian Parenting Rules The World

Like most parents, we’ll occasionally leave our pram or buggy (stroller) outside while we pop into a café for a welcome drink. As a...

How To Deal With An Angry Child In 3 Simple Steps

It’s one of the trickiest issues for many parents – how to discipline a child in a way that quickly brings calm and understanding...

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...

How Many Toys Is Enough For Our Children?

It’s the time of year when children everywhere are busily writing their Christmas wish-lists. Their heads are filled with images of intriguingly shaped gifts...

Family Time – 9 Great Ideas For Parent-Child Dates

We want close relationships with our kids and spending time together is the best way to strengthen the parent-child bond. But when our lives...

How To Avoid Raising An Entitled Child – 8 Strategies That...

When they’re tiny, of course, our kids need us to do everything for them. But as they grow, many of us forget to take...

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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:...
Holidays With Kids

Are Holidays With Kids Really Worth The Hassle?

School’s out for summer, and with it comes front page news of a country gripped by travel chaos as the UK jets off for...
11 Ways To Beat The Heat This Summer

11 Ways To Beat The Heat This Summer

Summer is well and truly here – but while some of us are used to the warmth, others struggle to cope with exceptionally high...
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...

6 Great Books About Being A Mum – For Times When You Need A...

We all need a boost now and then. Reassurance we’re doing ok by our kids, or at least no worse than anyone else is....

Six Essential Tips for Surviving Screen Time

How many times have you looked up at the waiting room of the doctor’s office only to find three or four other...

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