Tag Archives: Parenting

Help! My teenager’s in love – advice for parents

It doesn’t seem five minutes since you were aww-ing at your precious little one holding hands with another tot at nursery. Now, though, they’re in secondary school and they’re holding hands again, but this time it’s serious. Despite knowing that … Continue reading

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A practical guide to tutoring your children yourself, at home

Many parents don’t spend too much time worrying about homework or tutoring until their child shows signs of lagging behind at school. Yet new research suggests that from the time children are babies, it is important to talk and read to them, … Continue reading

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There’s a financial cost to raising kids, but just how much?

When we find out that we’re about to become parents for the first time, the last thing that is probably on our minds, is exactly how much our new bundle of joy is going to set us back. Having a … Continue reading

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Pocket Money: What’s reasonable and what’s just too much?

‘Pocket money discourages kids from saving’. ‘Don’t give your kids pocket money’. ‘Kids should work, not receive an allowance’. It seems that everywhere you look these days, headlines are recommending that we forego the thoroughly British tradition of giving kids … Continue reading

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Top Tips: How to raise a teenager

Despite how difficult long, sleepless nights and toddler taming can seem, for many parents, one of the most challenging times in terms of family relationships, is when children enter into their teen years. Suddenly, issues that never seemed to arise … Continue reading

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Five best parenting books

The thought of becoming a parent for the first time can fill us with insecurities, which is why one of the first things expecting mums and dads usually do when they discover the good news, is to surf the Internet … Continue reading

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Four parenting styles: Which one are you?

As a parent, it is almost certain that you will want to engage with your children as best as you can.  However, it can be difficult to see how best to approach daily life with your kids – some people … Continue reading

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Should pornography be included in sex education lessons?

A report published last week by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner (pithily entitled ‘Basically… porn is everywhere’) found that a significant number of children access pornography. The study reveals that the level of pornography children are exposed to is … Continue reading

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Top Ten: Maths apps and tools to save the blushes of parents and students

Move over Peter Parker, there’s a new superhero in town and this one’s packing more brainpower than Krang himself. The self-styled Human Calculator (AKA Scott Flansburg) graced our screens this morning to promote World Maths Day, express his concern about the way we … Continue reading

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