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parent shaming

Parent Shaming

Remember when we were young? Getting told off and sloping off to our room, inevitably in a sulk. We might miss out on an ice cream but it would all pass and then back to ‘as we were?’ Now parents be afraid – be very afraid – there is a new rising trend sweeping the

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new mum tips

New Mum Tips

They say that nothing can prepare you for becoming a parent. In fact, giving birth and becoming a mum can be terrifying and thrilling in equal parts. But while that saying is true, there are a few things you can bear in mind to make the transition from couple to family as smooth as possible.

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Dealing With Temper Tantrums

Dealing With Temper Tantrums

Even the best-laid parenting plans in the world cannot always prevent temper tantrums. It’s a dead cert that at certain points in your child’s younger years, a few meltdowns will occur. And that’s just the parents. (I guarantee that most normal parents are tempted to throw a wobbly themselves on occasion. Or is that just

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Helping your child grow up happy

Helping your child grow up happy

Parenting may involve a bit (or a lot) of winging it, the basics of care are fairly easy to tick off. Making sure your child has a home, is fed, clothed and stimulated with toys and activities is not difficult as such for most, although granted the cost of all this may present a few

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What Is The Right Age To leave My Child Home Alone

What Is The Right Age To leave My Child Home Alone

The law does not stipulate an age for leaving a child at home alone, it allows for use of judgement by parents/carers to decide on the maturity of their children. The choice is left to parents as it is deemed that they know their children the best. However, this is not a licence to fling

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Does A Large Age Gap Matter In A Relationship

Does A Large Age Gap Matter In A Relationship

Celebrity Marriages are always hot news in the gossip columns. The recent ceremony between Stephen Fry and Elliott Spencer was not exception, not least because of the 30-year age gap between the couple. I find it fabulous that the civil ceremony joining two men in marriage, which in its own right would have been the

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