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How To Deal With Teens And Drugs – 8 Tips For...

Teens and drugs. None of us likes to think our kids will ever take drugs. Depending on your views, that might include using tobacco...

How Toddlers And Teens Develop In Similar Ways

What happened? Suddenly, it seems your kid is a selfish, ungrateful jerk who wants to do everything on their own and always ends up...

Bringing Up Teenagers: 7 Great Books To Help You Parent Your...

Watching kids turn into teenagers is by turns fascinating, frustrating and downright frightening. We’ve already been there ourselves of course, but it doesn’t seem...

5 Challenging Pre-Teen Behaviours And How To Cope

As a parent, we expect challenging behaviour from our kids once they hit the teenage years. We know they're growing up and testing their...

Online Privacy – How Much Does Your Teenager Have And Is...

This morning, I had the frustrating experience of plugging in my laptop charger and finding it wouldn’t work. My teenage daughter was about to...

Why 14 Is A Dangerous Age

Teenage behaviour often mystifies us. We wonder why they’re drawn to activities and behaviour we consider risky and dangerous – even though, as parents,...

When Timmy Said He’d Treat Another Man’s Son As His Own...

I was 16 years old when I first met Timmy. We were drawn to each other straight away, but we were friends before anything...

Which Apps Are Your Teenage Kids Using Right Now?

At one stage, it seemed everyone lived on Facebook. We knew it was important to keep an eye on what our children were up...

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

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...

Kids’ Mental Health – Why One Good Friend Is Better Than...

For as long as we can remember, kids have formed different social circles at school. My own schoolfriends used to talk about the Populars,...

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UK Is One Of The Least Family-Friendly Countries In Europe, Says Children’s Charity

The UK is one of the least family-friendly countries when it comes to offering paid parental leave and affordable quality childcare, according to findings...
Parents Fail To Follow Their Own Advice

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 do we count to ten

Curious Kids: Why Do We Count To 10?

Why do we count to 10? – Quentin, age 5, Randwick. Counting is perhaps one of the oldest scientific operations still in use today. From a...

Curious Kids: What Causes The Northern Lights?

What causes the northern lights? – Ffion, age 6.75, Pembrokeshire, UK. I first saw...

Confession: My Children Are So Ungrateful I Might Leave Everything To Charity

I never thought I'd have such ungrateful children. Sometimes I have a sleepover for my grandchildren, who are 4, 3 and 2. My daughter and her...
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Ask The Parents – How Do I Potty Train My Daughter?

Potty training. One of the great conundrums of parenting. When is the right time? When is too soon? How do you know...

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