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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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All a family needs is love
March 27 2015 at 15:19

Children brought up in unconventional families fare no worse than those from traditional families, according to a major study.

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Lost: Mom's sanity. Reward offered
March 26 2015 at 13:29

Lorraine Candy and her 11-year-old are not having a good time of it...

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Six steps to raising happy girls
March 23 2015 at 13:48

It may seem obvious, but following these important guides could make all the difference to how your daughter embraces her world.

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‘No-phone week made me a better mom’
March 20 2015 at 15:44

Meredith Hale decided to go cold turkey on her iPhone addiction – and learned some surprising things…

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‘I don’t want your opinion on breastfeeding’
March 20 2015 at 13:21

Why is there no middle-of-the-road parenting philosophy, asks Emily Kaye Lazzaro.

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'I lost our child on the train'
March 19 2015 at 13:38

Lorraine Candy confronts a mother's worst fear - and wonders if she worries too much.

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Why timeouts only prolong the problem
March 19 2015 at 12:27

Parenting coach Meghan Leahy addresses the problem of aggression in children - and what to do about it.

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An app for peace of mind
March 18 2015 at 11:14

Found: the ideal solution for alert parents who worry about their children’s safety when they are out.

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Grit - the ingredient to your kids' success
March 17 2015 at 12:57

Washington - When parents and educators launched the "self-esteem" movement in the 1980s, lavishly praising kids and handing out trophies to all, they expected everyone would try harder.

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Why I praise my daughter
March 16 2015 at 13:51

Jane Merrick thinks a recent study about praising children doesn’t take individual kids into account.

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