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'Having a nanny made me a worse mom'

Sarah Vine says nannies make life possible for working mothers, but they are no substitute for being a parent.

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Home alone? What’s the harm?

Lorraine Candy leaves her oldest child at home alone for the first time - and finds herself sad... and relieved.

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When pestering is hard to resist

Research has shown that many adults routinely give in to the 'pester power' of their offspring.

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Grylls's sons paraglide without helmets
June 12 2015 at 10:59

Bear Grylls says his young sons paragliding without safety helmets - and experts say he is wrong to do so.

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Are those children for real?
June 11 2015 at 13:18

Lorraine Candy casts a sceptical eye over the perfect photographs of the British royal children.

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Gauteng parents set to hear about schools
June 9 2015 at 11:46

Gauteng parents who applied for admission for the 2016 academic year will hear the results next week.

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Becoming a mom could rewire your brain
June 8 2015 at 11:15

Scientists believe that mothers could react differently to a particular hormone than women without children.

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‘Why I binned my kid’s fancy dress costumes’
June 5 2015 at 13:24

Jamie Poulton hopes his chillingly vivid account of one Halloween evening will prevent other children from being similarly injured.

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Exams a learning curve for everyone
June 4 2015 at 13:31

Lorraine Candy's daughter doesn't appear to take learning for exams seriously...

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Dads can cut the baby talk - study
June 4 2015 at 11:46

Fathers who refuse to engage in lots of baby talk with their children may have been doing the right thing all along.

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How to teach kids happiness
June 3 2015 at 13:22

Lauren Knight says happiness is a wonderfully complex state of mind that can be strengthened with practice.

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'My child says no one plays with her at school'
May 26 2015 at 12:06

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
May 25 2015 at 12:20

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

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