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Care and Education

Helping your child with friendship issues at school
Helping your child with friendship issues at school

New school starters face many challenges. First, they need to navigate the path of full-time education and spending time away from their parents, which is…

5 things to know before applying for an EHCP (Education, Health & Care Plan)
5 things to know before applying for an EHCP (Education, Health & Care Plan)

It's been a term since David started at his specialist unit attached to a mainstream school. I've learned lots whilst getting David in here and…

Have You Had the 'Money Talk' yet? Here's how.
Have You Had the 'Money Talk' yet? Here's how.

There are several uncomfortable talks mums and dads must have with their little ones from time to time. Normally, parents think of discussions regarding sex…

How To Bring Up Your Children To Be Bilingual
How To Bring Up Your Children To Be Bilingual

In today's world, the advantage of knowing more than one language can make a huge difference in many areas. When it comes to children, understanding…

Choosing a day nursery
Choosing a day nursery

The majority of mums have to return to work at some time after our gorgeous little bundles arrive. For most parents, this will mean looking…

Child Health

Raising Resilient Children
Raising Resilient Children

We all want strong, resilient children. Children that will be able to handle whatever life throws at them and grow stronger by overcoming their challenges.…

The Benefits of Breastfeeding: Is Breast Really Best?
The Benefits of Breastfeeding: Is Breast Really Best?

"Oh my, you just HAVE to breastfeed! How dare you consider giving your new baby formula! If you don't nurse, you will never bond with…

Symptoms of ADHD
Symptoms of ADHD

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, commonly referred to as ADHD, begins in childhood. It's characterized by hyperactivity, inability to focus or concentrate on a particular task, and…

Diagnosis of ADHD
Diagnosis of ADHD

Diagnosing ADHD can be difficult. Most children demonstrate the symptoms of ADHD at some point in their life. Children, by the very nature, are often…

Causes and Treatment of ADHD
Causes and Treatment of ADHD

No one is sure what causes ADHD. There is some research which indicates that ADHD is caused by genetic differences in brain makeup. Researchers are…

Lifestyle

Why 20-somethings aren't afraid of birth anymore
Why 20-somethings aren't afraid of birth anymore

There is a sweet breeze of confidence tickling the wombs of 20-somethings everywhere. It's reminding them of their intuitiveness, it's reminding them of their knowledge,…

7 Amazing Ways to Stay Fit as a Family
7 Amazing Ways to Stay Fit as a Family

Taking care of a family can be a tough job – but an active lifestyle can make things easier. Staying fit can help you cope…

How Can I get My Step-Children To Respect My Rules?
How Can I get My Step-Children To Respect My Rules?

Coming into a new family and taking on the role of step-parent can be a daunting prospect. You want to make a good first impression,…

6 Things My Parents Never Taught Me About Parenting
6 Things My Parents Never Taught Me About Parenting

When you start having children, it seems like parenting advice is being shot at you from every direction, even that random bloke from the grocery…

Flying with a Baby or Toddler
Flying with a Baby or Toddler

In recent years, air travel has become much more difficult because of security restrictions. Travelling with a child is even trickier. Nobody likes the thought…

Step-Parenting Basics: How to Define Boundaries and Share Child Rearing Responsibilities.
Step-Parenting Basics: How to Define Boundaries and Share Child Rearing Responsibilities.

Perhaps more than at any other time in our history, blended families have become a common occurrence. Often, the exact configuration of the newly combined…

Parenting Styles

Setting effective ground rules for children
Setting effective ground rules for children

Anything for an easy life. Are you ever amazed to see masses of young children at school lining up in an orderly fashion and walking into…

Permissive Parenting
Permissive Parenting

Parenting is probably the biggest and most important jobs that any of us will ever do. Just as in an office job, we have to…

Authoritative Parenting
Authoritative Parenting

One of the challenges every parent faces is determining the best way to raise their child. Parents want to provide structure for the child as…

Attachment Parenting
Attachment Parenting

When Abby Spencer of London was pregnant with her first child, she set up a cot in the nursery, bought a pram, a baby bath…

Child Development

Bonding with Your Newborn Baby
Bonding with Your Newborn Baby

“Will I connect immediately with my baby?” is often one of the thoughts that run through a new parent’s mind. This is quickly followed by…

Getting your children to help around the house
Getting your children to help around the house

Have you noticed this sad/funny thing about parenting? It is the only job in the world, where if you do your job right, you make…

Peace Talks at the Dinner Table
Peace Talks at the Dinner Table

As a first time parent, you envisage meal times to be a time of family togetherness, talking about your day with your children whilst sharing…

Baby-Led Weaning - Let Your Baby Guide You Through The Weaning Process
Baby-Led Weaning - Let Your Baby Guide You Through The Weaning Process

"You fed your baby what?". I'll never forget that moment. I was visiting a friend, a first-time mum with a three-week-old baby, and mentioned that…

The 4th Trimester - Life After Childbirth
The 4th Trimester - Life After Childbirth

Congratulations! You are or are soon going to be a new mummy! For nine months every mummy-to-be focuses on the moment of birth. So much…

10 Toddler Craft Ideas
10 Toddler Craft Ideas

When your bored toddler is tugging on your arm, waiting for you to organise an activity, it can be all too easy to reach for…

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