Queen Bey and Jay Z Welcome Twins

Queen Bey and Jay Z Welcome Twins
While you might not have heard of them, it seems a couple who are apparently kind of famous in the music world have welcomed two new bundles of joy. Of course we jest. You'd have to have been living in a large pit, beneath an even larger rock, on an extremely isolated island not to know that the Queen and...

Giving Your Child a Smartphone is Like Giving Them Cocaine, Says Top Addiction Expert

Giving Your Child a Smartphone is Like Giving Them Cocaine
You wouldn't let your child disappear to their room with high-grade narcotics would you?  Yet somehow, we are comfortable to hand them a smartphone (or tablet) and allow free reign. The two things aren't all that different. Well, that's according to Addiction Expert and Director of the UK's Harley Street Rehabilitation Clinic, Mandy Saligari. Saligari recently addressed an education conference in London. She...

Preventing Child Abduction: What You Need to Teach Your Kids Now!

What to Teach Your Kids to Prevent Child Abduction
There are few things more terrifying than the thought of your child being abducted. Keeping our children safe, and more importantly, giving them the skills to remain that way, is crucial. Here's the latest information on best equipping your child for dealing with this kind of situation. A very real fear Recent attempted abductions have brought the topic of child safety firmly back...

3 Reasons Why I Don’t Want to Come to Your Place

Here’s Why I Don’t Want to Come to Your Place
It seemed a friendship was on the cards for these two mums – until one of them asked the other over! Confused? Don’t be. Here’s why I don’t want you to come to my place… We were taking our first tentative steps into friendship, you and I. A shy wave and smile at the school gate. Simultaneous Facebook friend requests....

The 4 Things Nobody Tells You About Baby Led Weaning

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Baby led weaning wasn’t my first choice when it came to feeding our son. I did my research on the topic of baby led weaning vs purees, and the idea of my tiny first-born haphazardly shovelling actual food down his own throat (when he’d previously never attempted anything more strenuous than liquid) was immediately a deal breaker. What a...

WIN: The Braun Thermoscan 7 Thermometer Takes the Guesswork Out of Children’s Fevers!

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Being a Mum can seem like the goal posts are always changing. Just when you think ‘I got this’ you realise different age, different stage, different information. It’s enough to make your head spin. Add a child with a fever. Screaming their little head off. Maybe an in-the-bed vomit.  At 3am. And no wonder we just want someone, or something, to just...

The 12 Important Ways to ‘Adult’ Now You’ve Got Kids. How Many Do You Do?  

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Being a parent is the greatest privilege in the world. There’s no life experience more rewarding. But as the saying goes, with great reward comes great responsibility. And that’s why it’s time to ‘adult’ and make sure all the important things for your family are in place. Some of the details parents need to handle are joyous, wonderful tasks. But...

New Research Confirms Mental Health is a Serious Issue for Teenage Boys

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Did you know that young men some of the most serious mental health issues out of any group? Even so, only 13% of them seek help. And, that’s a major problem. Your son is moody. He’s acting out, he’s anxious or he’s just not his usual self. What’s going on? He could be suffering silently from a mental health disorder. The...

Parental Shock Syndrome: This is Why You Are YELLING (Or Is It?)

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We all know yelling at our children (or anyone for that matter) is wrong, but sometimes we just can’t help it! The evidence is in. Research shows that regularly yelling at your children can have a negative impact on their self-esteem, their behaviour and on your relationship with them. Not to mention the soul-crushing guilt you feel afterwards. If you...

Could screen time be impacting your child’s school readiness?

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Today, children have more access to technology and screen-time than ever before. Families watch television through their smartphones, tablets and electronic devices at an unprecedented rate. However, researchers from New York University are warning that excessive television viewing impacts children as they prepare to enter school. Research has revealed that excessive television consumption can lead to lower levels of school readiness amongst children...

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