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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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‘Why do Obama girls listen to Beyonce?’
January 14 2015 at 10:30

Possible US presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee says the Obamas daughters shouldn’t listen to ‘toxic’ Beyonce.

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Mums find work less stressful
January 9 2015 at 14:42

More women are finding that the office provides some relief from the frenzied demands of home and kids.

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Monitor kids online – or face legal consequences
January 9 2015 at 13:16

Court ruling in the US could have local legal implications and usher in a new era of parental responsibility.

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Exercising in pregnancy is a lifesaver
January 7 2015 at 17:59

Study finds that mums to be who exercise regularly help babies beat blood pressure later.

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Clear the clutter in the cot
January 6 2015 at 15:13

Stuffed animals, extra bedding and even pillows all contribute to overheating and suffocation, say experts.

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Single-child families a rising trend in UK
January 5 2015 at 14:06

Experts say this will continue into the next decade – with negative consequences for kids’ mental health.

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Parents, be alert when kids swim
December 31 2014 at 10:24

Teaching children to swim and learning how to resuscitate a child can save lives.

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The envy of lost youth
December 24 2014 at 12:32

Many people become unhappy when they see their children dating because they can no longer do so themselves, says a study.

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‘I hate my daughter’s lazy boyfriend’
December 22 2014 at 08:01

Every instinct in your body cries out to protect your offspring. What should you do? Rowen Pelling has some advice.

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Get slang savvy to protect your child
December 18 2014 at 13:28

If you thought you had teenage internet-speak cracked by getting to grips, think again.

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