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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...

How Parents Fail To Follow Their Own Advice

“You’re sunburned,” said my daughter, accusingly. “Your face is really red.” “I know,” I replied. “It’s from the boat trip I went on. Didn’t top...

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...

Confession: How I Forgave My Mum For Her Emotional Abuse

“You know,” said my therapist, leaning forward slightly, “you could see that as emotional abuse.” Emotional abuse. The term felt right, somehow. At 29, sitting...

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...

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...

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...

7 Wonderful Things I Did Before I Had Kids

Do you ever look back at those hazy days before the kids came along, when you could please yourselves? When life didn’t revolve around...

I Still Miss Him Sometimes But I’m Glad My Husband Is...

It was the speed with which John died that stunned me. He'd felt tired and under the weather, and I told him to go and...

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Are zombies real? – James, aged 8, Sydney, Australia There are lots of TV shows about zombies. Most of them are for older people and...

Technology – A Blessing Or A Curse for Our Health

Today’s world has transformed into a global village. Technology has developed, evolved, and improved to its pinnacle in the last century. We...

Curious Kids: What Is Fire?

What is fire? – Lyra, age seven, Oxford, UK Thanks for the question, Lyra. What is fire? Well, basically, fire is light and heat that...

4 Creative Ways To Help Kids Thrive In School

We all want to see our children succeed and one of the most important ways that we can foster success is to help them...

A Daughter’s Disability And A Father’s Awakening

The nurse gently lifted Michaela onto my partner’s bare chest, a newborn embraced by her mother for the first time. I marveled at the...

How Letting Go Is The Hardest Thing To Do As A Parent

Do you remember how it felt to hold your newborn baby in your arms? He or she was so tiny, so helpless, relying on...

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