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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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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...
7 Ways You Can Teach Your Children Empathy

7 Ways You Can Teach Your Children Empathy

You might want to teach your children empathy. But sometimes they do it for you. Take this example. A little boy was hunched on the restaurant...
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How To Manage Your Anxiety During Pregnancy

Pregnancy – when you really take a moment to think about it – is downright bizarre. It is amazing to think that...
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Curious Kids: Why Do Leaves Change Colour?

Why do leaves change colour in autumn? – Isaac, age eight, Guildford, UK Hi Issac, this is a really interesting question and something that lots...

? Why Children Ask ‘Why?’ And What Makes A Good Explanation

When I was about four years old, I asked my mother one of my first ‘Why?’ questions: ‘Mom, why does Pippo live underwater?’ Mom...
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The Real Reason You Might Feel Sad When Breastfeeding

As a health visitor, you get used to friends with babies asking questions about sleep, feeding and dirty nappies. Usually, these are straightforward, or...

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