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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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6 Ways To Help Deal With A Spirited Child

Imagine. You are waiting in line at the grocery store and are lucky enough to have left your little ones at home. The lady...

Insomnia: How To Help Children (And Their Parents) Get A Good Night’s Sleep

As the day ends and evening begins, some parents are getting ready for a serious task. Not because they are preparing for a late...
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You Don’t Have To Be A Professional To Tell Your Story

You don’t need to be a professional writer to share your family stories. Why not? Because our stories come straight from the heart of the...

Something For The Weekend – Halloween Spider Web Chocolate Muffins

Hubble, bubble, toil and trouble… If you’re planning a Halloween party or want something different to give to trick-or-treating visitors, try our wickedly good...

Ask The Parents – What Can I Do About My Child Suddenly Waking In...

We all know there’ll be plenty of interrupted and wakeful nights once we have kids – it’s part of the deal when you...

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