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Dishwashers just too clean?

Researchers say that children whose families washed dishes by hand are less likely to develop eczema and asthma.

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Kids who don't leave home get smarter?

An extended adolescence may allow the brain to ‘specialise’, and so become more mature, an expert says.

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New Dr Seuss book due out this year

A new Dr Seuss book is to be released this year, 24 years after the author's death.

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Screen time eats sleep time - study
February 3 2015 at 13:37

Doctors have proof: the more time teenagers spend on screens, the less they sleep.

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Control the child, lose the love
February 3 2015 at 07:55

Children of pushy parents are more likely to reject them in later life, a study has suggested.

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Commission to ‘engage’ on uniforms
January 22 2015 at 13:02

The Competition Commission has concluded its probe into school uniform price fixing.

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Fury at kids' 'thong’ pageant
January 14 2015 at 13:05

Colombian mayor defends ‘shameful’ Little Miss Thong contest.

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Why family dinners really do matter
January 13 2015 at 13:51

The most important thing you can do with your kids? Eat dinner with them, says a family therapist.

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Monitor kids online – or face legal consequences
January 9 2015 at 13:16

Court ruling in the US could have local legal implications and usher in a new era of parental responsibility.

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Clear the clutter in the cot
January 6 2015 at 15:13

Stuffed animals, extra bedding and even pillows all contribute to overheating and suffocation, say experts.

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Single-child families a rising trend in UK
January 5 2015 at 14:06

Experts say this will continue into the next decade – with negative consequences for kids’ mental health.

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New arm is greatest gift of all
December 29 2014 at 11:04

Charlie Egan is thought to be the first child in the UK to have an arm created with breakthrough 3D technology.

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Unhealthy living could shorten SA kids’ lives
December 22 2014 at 10:15

Coming generations would be plagued by chronic but preventable lifestyle diseases if action is not taken soon, says local expert.

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