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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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Down Syndrome, Adoption, Seven Kids – They Weren’t In My Life Plan, But I...

If you’d told me 14 years ago that I’d have seven children, I wouldn’t have believed you. And if you’d said my future would...

Why The Gig Economy Is The Answer For Working Mothers

When it comes to work, mothers have traditionally had it tough. If they work, they’re condemned by those who think they should stay home...

6 Things Men Can Do To Have Strong And Healthy Sperm

When they’re planning a baby, most couples want to conceive as quickly as possible. She’ll start to take folic acid supplements, track her fertile...
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When Gaming The System Is The Only Way To Parenthood

Sonsoles* and her partner had set their hearts on adopting a child. They lived in a nice Barcelona neighborhood, and from the start, Sonsoles...
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How To Make Friends When You’re A New Mum

Ah, maternity leave! Those long, sunny days (they were always sunny when you recall them now, right?) of lazing in the park with your...
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For Three Happy Years We Didn’t Know Our Daughter Was Dying

When I read the announcement that new research into a therapy for the currently-untreatable Mitochondrial Depletion Syndrome is to be funded by a UK charity, it...

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