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How to protect your kids from household products

Clean house, clean clothes, we take it all for granted. Every surface gleaming and clothes that smell of flower strewn meadows, all thanks to the cleaning product industry that has come a long way from carbolic soap and a Mrs Mop mop. But every silver lining has its cloud, and the little ones who pay a big cost for our glittering homes are the fifteen children who arrive at A and E departments every single ...

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How playtime can help your child’s development

From role play to puzzles, discover how to make the most of your children’s playtime and assist their personal development, too. The flurry of modern life – and all that it offers – usually means the spontaneity of play takes a back seat to hectic work schedules and busy social lives. Rather than over-diarising your children’s playtime, you can try letting them loose to entertain themselves and make up game ...

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Considering adoption? Next week is National Adoption Week!

National Adoption Week starts  3rd – 9th November 2014, highlighting the real need for more people to consider adoption. In 2013 there were over 68,000 looked after children in England alone. (www.baaf.org.uk) Nearly half of these children became looked after because of abuse or neglect. The amount of children in the care system continues to rise and the need for adopters to help a child have a childhood is ...

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Going back to school: what to expect

Starting or returning to school is always an exciting time for your little ones. However, regardless of the age of your children, it can also bring with it feelings of uncertainty and anxiety. It’s not easy being a child, with increased pressures to achieve academically, combined with the need to fit in with peer groups in order to be popular. Here are some things to consider to help put your child’s mind a ...

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The adoption journey

Adoption is a way of providing a loving new family for children who cannot be brought up by their own parents. Nicole Harman tells us of one of her experiences helping a couple in their journey to adopt a child.  “I am passionate about my role and find great pleasure in knowing that I have helped people create families.” says Nicole “Over the past year the most rewarding result has not only been the volume ...

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3 useful tips to ensure dry nights for your toddlers and pre-schoolers

Very few parents leap gleefully out of bed in the middle of the night to change a wet bed. It isn’t joy-filled but night toilet training is essential as children learn to master their bladder. To help smooth the way here are some tips as together you approach dry nights. Tip 1 - Between 18months and 2 years This is the age most children would have been toilet trained in years gone by. Now it is the reserve ...

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Fostering: Is it for me?

Ann Marie's story Four months into 2014, it's funny how you begin to realise you are ready for a new challenge and change of career, but what to do next? As a single mother of three school age children, working at my children’s school is more than ideal. Although I have years of experience of working with and raising children, I don’t have a recognised qualification in childcare, so getting another job in t ...

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What to do with your kids during the Christmas holidays

Keep your kids occupied over the school holidays with inexpensive fun days out and new experiences: Have fun learning at an exhibition Exhibition centres around the country host different events all year round, appealing to all interests – both fun and educational (or both). The Christmas holidays are an ideal time to get hands-on and visit one. The NEC in Birmingham (www.thenec.co.uk) is showcasing a numbe ...

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How to make sure your children behave over Christmas

Wondering how to get through Christmas with the kids? Parenting guru Jo Frost tackles your dilemmas Christmas should be a time to relax and have fun with your children. In reality, it often leaves parents feeling flustered and frazzled. The kids run riot fuelled by a sugar-rush, and routines go out of the window. Then they turn their noses up at their gifts, and refuse the food you’ve spent days preparing. ...

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Jo Frost’s last word

Jo talks adoption, tantrums and her fashion forte. Give a child a happy home A massive advocate of adoption, Jo gives her tips on where to start ‘There are so many children out there who need loving homes,’ says Jo. ‘I’m a great believer of looking after a child who needs it and would absolutely consider adoption myself. There are many types, from domestic (your own country) and international (another count ...

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Pamper yourself during pregnancy

Now’s the time to enjoy some pregnancy pampering with these beauty fixes for mums-to-be. Your body, as you know it, is changing. The bump is expanding and, while this is a magical time, you may feel as if you’re turning into somebody that you no longer recognise. After all, with a growing belly comes a host of beauty concerns; from unsightly stretch marks to swollen breasts, blotchy skin to puffy feet. You ...

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Choosing the right car for your family

Make journeys easier for you and the kids by travelling in a car that is both comfortable and stylish. Back in the day when you were a trendy singleton, chances are you enjoyed the luxury of owning a cool set of wheels. You may have cruised around town with the top down, your tunes playing, and a pair of oversized shades on. You felt like you were queen of the road, without a care in the world. Lovely! And ...

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Baby Essentials: A round-up of products you and your infant will need

With a child on the way, you’ll want to make sure that you have all the core essentials so that you and your baby are comfortable, safe and stylish at all times. Our ultimate guide will help you find the best buys for all of your needs… PUSHCHAIRS When it comes to pushchairs, the first thing to ask yourself is: ‘What do I need my pushchair to do?’ This will depend solely on your lifestyle and the daily acti ...

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How did you feel on meeting your baby for the first time?

When that little face peered up at you for the very first time, was it her twinkling eyes you noticed first or her dash of hair? Four parents reveal their most memorable meeting. You’ve been waiting for this day for nine months, and finally it’s here! Your tiny baby may look scrunched up since his legs and arms have been bent while in the womb, but they’ll straighten out as he grows. ‘I fell in love once ag ...

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Take the plunge back into employment

Being a parent doesn’t mean you have to give up on a working role, too. Tidy the toys away, brush yourself down and start that job hunt again… You’ve had your little bundle of joy and enjoyed a lengthy maternity leave, but what happens if you don’t jump straight back into work at the end of it? Many mums decide to be a stay-at-home parent long after their initial baby bonding time has finished. This could b ...

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Don’t let them slip through the net

The world wide web is a place for great learning, enjoyment and fun for your child, but without proper precautions, it also has its risks. While you sit and read this article, what are your children up to? Outside in the garden? Reading a book? At the park with friends? Chances are they’re sat indoors, on a computer, tablet or a mobile phone, surfing the net or on one of many social media sites. Fifty per c ...

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How to: Make learning fun at home

With big pressure on kids to achieve academically, how much extra help should you be giving them? Find out how to make learning fun at home and encourage your child’s development in the process. Remember the days when children went to school to learn and then came home to play? Along with often demanding work schedules and hectic family lives, today’s parents are far more involved with their children’s lear ...

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Is negative body image becoming a worrying trend in children?

Negative body image is now becoming a huge issue among children and teenagers. Find out how to tackle this serious problem before it takes over. The steady rise in media airbrushing and the cult of celebrity have all led to an increase in negative body image among young children. According to a report from the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on body image, by the age of 14, half of girls and one third ...

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Anaphalyxis: How to detect, prevent and treat

There are food allergies, then there are extreme reactions and intolerances – learn how to manage and treat anaphylactic shock and protect your child from the potentially fatal consequences. The term ‘food allergy’ inspires more fear in parents now than ever before. These days, people are becoming increasingly aware of the potentially deadly risks that certain foods – and ingredients – pose for children wit ...

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Solving the daycare dilemma

It’s the biggest decision you’ll make as you head back into the workforce. With options aplenty – from minders to pre-school – choose one that’s right for you and your youngster. For most mums, the end of maternity leave means you’re faced with ‘the great pre-school care debate’. It’s a tough decision because there is so much contradictory advice out there, and when you value your child’s development, healt ...

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