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Olivia has replaced Amelia as the most popular baby girls’ name in England and Wales, it has been revealed. The …
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Mum comes up with a genius way to get her teenage daughter to respond to her texts!

Communicating with teenagers can be hard. So when Catherine Gladwyn’s 19-year-old daughter Chloe returned to university after the summer, she …
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Father shows expert parenting skills with genius tooth fairy note for son

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How to talk to your kids about terrorism

When terrible events happen, such as yesterday’s horrific attack in Manchester, parents’ immediate instinct is to shield their children from the …
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The X-Plan that all parents should teach their children

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Should I let my 6-year-old change his rather unusual name?

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Using car seats for more than 30 minutes puts babies at risk of suffocation, experts warn

Newborn babies shouldn’t spend more than 30 minutes in a car seat, experts have warned. Doctors say very young babies, …
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40% of children not going to dentist, NHS figures show

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For 19-year-old Jake Ostrowski, the thought of leaving his beloved dog Jesse behind when he went off to university was …
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NSPCC’s new dancing dinosaur Pantosaurus proves a hit

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Girls cost significantly more than boys to raise, even during the toddler years, research finds

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A recent study has found that over a third of parents let their kids drive a car before they turn …
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