Nutrition

Breast feeding maybe natural but not always easy

Breast feeding maybe natural but not always easy

You are pregnant and want to breastfeed. You read all the books, and scour the internet for advice. You maybe even ‘practice’ breastfeeding with a toy baby doll. Breast feeding maybe natural but not always easy! You feel confident. You feel ready. Then you survive childbirth and, feeling utterly exhausted, are handed a wriggling pink bundle

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Encouraging teenagers

Encouraging teenagers

It probably doesn’t seem so long ago that your child gave you sleepless nights with the feeds and teething, and now its sleepless nights with worry! As parents we worry as children make the transition from childhood years to adulthood, we all need to spend time encouraging teenagers rather than arguing with them! The tunnel

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Permissive Parenting - Is It Good For Children?

Parenting is the toughest job you will have

It’s 9.30 pm and I have just sat down at my laptop to write this. My two kids have been ‘in bed’ for the last hour. Approximately 5 minutes in, Preschool Boy discovered that Year 2 Girl wasn’t in fact going to sleep, but secretly reading in bed (with her torch, with our permission and

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Parents are spending less time with their children

Working parents are spending less time with their children

A recent survey by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) revealed that around 56% of educators believe working parents are spending less time with their children today compared with 20 years ago. More than 90% of respondents attribute this change to the rise in demands of work on family life, with a similar percentage stating

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common baby ailments and how to deal with them

Common baby ailments and how to deal with them

Whether it’s your first baby or you already have older children, when they become ill it can be distressing for everyone. With babies it’s hard to understand what’s wrong or know how to help. There are some common aliments that babies will suffer from and here we look at ways in which you can deal

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breastfeeding

When should I stop breast feeding

You’ve got past any latch issues, cracked nipples and getting up seven times a night to breastfeed your child but the next question asked by many mothers is ‘when should I stop breast feeding?’ Guidelines The World Health Organisation recommends that babies should be exclusively breastfed until they are six months old. While this a

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