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Sex Education Fails to Teach our Kids

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Sex education has always been a bit of a joke in this country. When I cast my mind back to my own sex education classes, condoms on cucumbers and embarrassed teachers fumbling their way through discussions about STIs and pregnancy spring to mind. What has changed? It’s 2013 and about time sex and relationship education

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Is Feminism the Secret to a Happy Family?

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Affirming what many women have known for a long time, Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer, is reported to have endorsed a book that declares life is happier and easier for couples who share the housework. Getting to 50/50 –How Working Parents Can Have it All, with the foreword provided by Sandberg, is due to

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New Identity for the Family and Childcare Trust

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The Family and Childcare Trust, a merger of the Family and Parenting Institute and the Daycare Trust, have formerly announced their new brand image at the house of commons. The trust’s aim is to work with parents and government to see a high standard of affordable child care in the UK and raise the level

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New plan could see working Grandmothers paid to assist with childcare

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A new report has suggested that working Grandmothers who help out with childcare could potentially receive up to 6 months maternity leave or the chance to reduce their working hours. The scheme will help thousands of women in their 50s who look after their elderly parents, or children and grandchildren. The paid time off will

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Are Pay Rises by 2014 just wishful thinking?

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Brit wage woes will almost certainly continue until the end of 2013, as wage rises remain capped below the ever increasing cost of living. This glum news is brought to us by XpertHR, a human resources specialist. No increase likely before the end of 2013 XpertHR have said that the median pay rise for the

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