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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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Why Making Sure Your Teen Gets Enough Sleep Could Save Their Life

Teenagers and sleep. Two things that never seem to go together at the right time. They’re wide awake in the early hours, then dead...

Never Mind First Times, It’s The Last Times That Break My Heart

No matter how prepared you think you are to be a parent, babies have a knack of hurtling into our lives and transforming it...
New year's resolutions

Want New Year’s Resolutions To Stick? Make Them REALLY Personal

If you feel you consistently fail at your New Year’s resolutions, you are not alone. Despite our good intentions, we’re pretty poor at changing...

How To Spot The Signs A Kid Is Either Being Bullied Or Becoming a...

It can be pretty distressing to think that your child is either being bullied or is bullying another child. As parents, it’s our responsibility...

The Ultimate Checklist For The Dad To Be

There’s nothing like becoming a new dad. Looking in the face of your newborn for the first time is a moment you will never...

We Were Looking Forward To Being Mothers Together, But Then My Sister Died And...

It’s often said there’s no relationship quite like the one which exists between sisters. That was certainly true when it came to...

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