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Confessions of a bored mom

Lorraine Candy used to play with her children. Then she set up a few ground rules...

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Does it matter if teens do their chores?

Parenting coach Meghan Leahy tells a mom of two teens not to sweat the small stuff...

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Stop filling kids’ days, parents told

Parents need to teach their children how to cope with boredom, says a British cabinet minister.

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‘Moms give daughters edge at work’
November 18 2014 at 11:44

Women are more emotionally intelligent than men because of the way their mothers spoke to them, according to a study.

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Can parents boost children's IQ?
November 17 2014 at 13:19

Charles Murray looks at research that indicates that parents have no real effect on their children's IQ.

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Jamie Oliver and the chilli punishment
November 17 2014 at 12:08

TV chef Jamie Oliver says he gives his children hot peppers if they misbehave.

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Why you can’t fix things for your child
November 14 2014 at 13:13

Michelle Icard says trying to change the people who hurt your child is a waste of time...

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The torture of homework
November 13 2014 at 13:32

Lorraine Candy's children are at a school where they have 'Open Homework'. Don't ask what that is...

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Proud parents of three precious gifts
November 12 2014 at 13:21

Goodwill and Nkhwangwe Kekana always wanted children. So they adopted three...

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Baby no 3 not such a joy - study
November 12 2014 at 11:36

While their first two children increase parents' happiness, the third does not, a report on thousands of families shows.

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Top medics welcome child-seat law
November 12 2014 at 07:37

Head of Red Cross Children's Hospital trauma unit says new regulations could save thousands of young lives.

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Is it okay to leave a child home alone?
November 11 2014 at 14:34

A British mother got a police caution for leaving her six-year-old son alone for 45 minutes. What would you do?

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Being a liberal is tough on a parent
November 10 2014 at 14:28

Darlena Cunha has learned that small children don’t need complicated explanations about fairness...

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