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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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The perils of parenting iChildren
October 3 2014 at 14:05

Allison Slater Tate says parenting in the age of iEverything is really challenging...

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‘My daughter isn’t competitive’
October 3 2014 at 13:56

Parenting coach Meghan Leahy says a father needs to see his child for who she is and what she loves.

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Children ‘make dads work harder’
September 30 2014 at 11:52

Fathers work harder than men who do not have children, according to an analysis of working lives in the EU.

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Teens rise to occasion with ‘flour babies’
September 29 2014 at 11:54

A school project is getting pupils up in the night to attend to their 'children'.

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Braces? Run for your life...
September 25 2014 at 14:01

Lorraine Candy hates going to the dentist - especially when the subject of braces for her children comes up.

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‘My 7-year-old can’t handle anger’
September 25 2014 at 11:51

Parenting coach Meghan Leahy tells a worried mom that she needs to play with her son.

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‘No princess party for my daughter’
September 23 2014 at 13:42

A British TV anthropologist has banned her four-year-old daughter from having a princess party.

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Will your baby have an unhappy marriage?
September 22 2014 at 11:58

Samantha Rodman describes an experiment which is the springboard for an entire field of research.

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Like father, like son... born lazy
September 19 2014 at 13:59

Tom Utley says his grown sons may have got their lack of enterprise from him...

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This 'Dr Mom' is still on call
September 19 2014 at 13:43

Suzanne Allard Levingston's children are grown and she no longer has to be Dr Mom...

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