Family Life

10 Unusual Ideas for a Spooky Halloween Dinner

My youngest daughter has announced that she would like to dress up as a carrot for Halloween this year so I am frantically looking around for a pair of orange tights and matching leotard....

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10 Lies All Parents Tell

OK, we’ve all done it... told those little white lies to our kids just for the sake of peace or making them feel ok or (let’s face it) getting them do what we need them to do when we’ve asked them to do it! Which of these do you recognise?...

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Tips on Choosing a Secondary School for Your Child

Many parents are currently immersed in the business of secondary school selection for...

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Teenage depression

There are many pressures that face teens in 2013. As if puberty wasn’t enough to deal with, unemployment levels are high and education fees unaffordable – the future seems bleak. ...

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5 Lovely Things to Do for A New Mum

I have never forgotten the kind things friends and family did for me...

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10 Things Every New Mother Should Know

I wish someone had told me these things when I had my first...

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Tips on Getting Your Children to Go To Bed

Sleep, sleep, how I long for thee. Our seven year old crawled into bed with us at 4am last night because the family cat decided to use her head as a pillow. As a result, here I am typing this with my eyeballs raw and my brain frazzled. How can I be expected to sensible construct sentence be able?...

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5 Things I Love About Babies (And 5 Things I Don’t Miss!)

My kids are well beyond the baby stage now and, while I’m generally...

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Should the Government Intervene in Early Education?

In a letter to the Telegraph signed by Wendy Ellyatt, CEO and Founding...

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Is your child ready for music lessons?

There has been much written on the benefits of music lessons for children. One of the most obvious benefits is that music helps develop creativity. ...

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