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  • The different ways in which teens and parents view social media

    The different ways in which teens and parents view social media

    Social media is possibly responsible for the biggest generation gap between those born before the 1980’s and those born after. Like any generational difference, there can be a tendency for the older ones to be critical and concerned about the hard to fathom behaviour of the younger tribe members. Twitters, Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram have

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    Preventing childhood obesity

    Preventing childhood obesity

    Kids in the UK are among the most obese in Europe. Not good. Being overweight at such a young age means our children are at grave risk of developing lifelong health problems. There is much that we can do as responsible parents to prevent this. So why don’t we just get on with it? Most

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    Signs of being a sleep deprived parent

    Signs of being a sleep deprived parent

    Everyone tells you how little sleep you get when you have a baby, but nothing can actually prepare you for the reality of that situation. In fact, many people find it the hardest part of being a parent to a new-born; and the whole “sleep when baby sleeps” advice doesn’t always quite pan out either.

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    Reclaiming your bed at night

    Reclaiming your bed at night

    We all need a good night’s sleep, but when you have children, for various reasons, the prescribed eight hours of complete rest is often not possible. This is exacerbated when you can’t get your child to sleep in their own bed at night. When your child appears at your bed through the night, you often

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    Chores and responsibilities

    Chores and responsibilities

    Do your kids pull their weight when it comes to household chores? Not all parents agree that children should be asked to participate in keeping the home running smoothly. If you do encourage your kids to get involved, it can sometimes feel like it’s more effort than it’s worth. The constant need to nag and

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    Minimising the affects of ADHD

    Minimising the affects of ADHD

    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neuro-behavioural disorder that is linked with developmental difficulties. Classic symptoms include inattentiveness, being easily distracted, hyperactivity and impulsivity. 5-7% of children are diagnosed with this developmental disorder. Some simply cannot concentrate, others become disruptive, defiant and have trouble getting along with family, peers, or teachers. There are mixed

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