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'My child says no one plays with her at school'

Meghan Leahy tells a mother to allow her daughter to express her feelings - and to do a little leadership.

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Want a confident 10-year-old? Start early

Teaching young children to be independent is hard but worth it, writes Tracy Cutchlow.

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Challenged? I blame Bear Grylls

Lorraine Candy's four children are doing sit-ups and eating too many marshmallows. It's all down to unreality TV...

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Once the baby comes, moms do more
May 12 2015 at 13:33

Brigid Schulte finally talked to her husband about why he was doing so little child care...

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Making divorce easy on children
May 12 2015 at 12:02

Don't assume your toddler will be unaffected by your split. Andrea Kellerman gives advice...

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'I'm growing up, Mom, get over it!'
May 7 2015 at 13:22

Lorraine Candy is broken-hearted when her eldest goes away with a friend's family for a long weekend.

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Parent's place is on the sideline - quietly
May 7 2015 at 12:25

Pushy parents who criticise their children's sporting abilities are putting a generation off exercise, a poll reveals.

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‘I worry about my son's hero worship'
May 7 2015 at 12:25

Meghan Leahy tells a worried parent that hero worship is a normal part of development.

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Why I'm not worried about my late bloomer
May 6 2015 at 14:35

Meagan Francis knows that her ‘average’ teen will be fine - eventually.

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Parents, ask your kids for rent!
May 6 2015 at 12:42

Grown-up children who are still in their family home are unknowingly pushing their parents into debt, research shows.

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Teaching children art of conversation
May 6 2015 at 12:41

Help your kids improve their social skills by encouraging them to talk with you, writes Sarah Hamaker.

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Doting dad who wants to hide his family
May 4 2015 at 13:27

Prince William now has a daughter and a troubling problem: how to balance family life with royal duty.

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There goes my healthy eating plan
April 30 2015 at 12:36

Lorraine Candy's children bought their own toasted sandwich maker. She's waiting for them to outgrow it.

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