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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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Toddler rage? It will pass...
October 23 2014 at 14:04

Why, after 12 years of practice, can Lorraine Candy not crush a small rebel? Because it might not be worth it...

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‘What do I tell the kids about addiction?’
October 21 2014 at 13:38

Parenting coach Meghan Leahy has good advice for a sober parent on what to tell the children.

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Brag about your children - with care
October 20 2014 at 11:42

Nancy Wolf says boasting about your children is tricky when their path to adulthood is a complicated one.

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Parents: Don't stay together for kids
October 17 2014 at 13:57

Zaren Healey White is a child of divorced parents. And, for her, that's better than the alternative.

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Why I don't breastfeed, if you must know
October 17 2014 at 13:44

Emily Wax-Thibodeaux gets the side-eye every time she bottle-feeds her baby, so why does she explain herself?

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Why I shield my kids from social media
October 16 2014 at 14:06

Lorraine Candy may be branded the meanest mom ever, but there's a reason why she's imposed a ban of her kids' photos on social media.

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Great expectations during childless hours
October 15 2014 at 14:03

When friends and neighbours ask Lauren Knight where her kids are, she struggles for some profound answer.

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Why spanking is sometimes appropriate
October 10 2014 at 13:45

Spanking your child doesn't make you a monster, writes Ramesh Ponnuru.

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The teen equivalent of the Topsy Turvy
October 9 2014 at 14:00

Try going to Topshop with pre-teen girls and it's like competing in the retail version of The Hunger Games, writes Lorraine Candy.

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Think you’re ready for baby? Think again
October 6 2014 at 13:53

Becoming a parent is commonly imagined to be a joyful and 'natural' life event, but the reality is often very different.

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