Monthly Archive: November 2010

Nov 29

Coping with Aging Parents

How can I cope with aging parents? Coping with aging parents is a complex issue that can easily overwhelm adult children. We would rather believe that issues related to growing old will somehow take care of themselves. The baby-boomer generation – 45 + something – will be the carers of aging parents as well as …

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Nov 26

Protecting Against Paedophiles

The image of a stranger in a dirty raincoat bears little relation to reality – paedophiles come from all walks of life and may be in positions of power and trust. Paedophiles: Sometimes try to win over parents to get close to their children – single parents may be more vulnerable. Are often attracted to …

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Nov 25

Dog Safety Awareness

Children and dogs can be a difficult mix. In 2006/07, over 900 children aged nine or under were admitted to hospital in England after injuries caused by dogs. As well as supervising your children when they’re with a dog, you should teach them to Stroke the dog gently on the head or chest without ‘hugging’ …

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Nov 24

Bullying and your Teen

Many young people have to cope with bullying, and it can be hard for adults to resolve – whether your child is the one who’s the bully or the one being bullied. Bullying includes: Teasing and name-calling, including racist and sexist comments, foul language and unkind jokes about appearance or other members of the family …

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Nov 24

KidStart Shopping Savings Guide

Home-made nappies, anyone? We’re all struggling at this time of year to come up with creative ways to give gifts and save money doing so. Desperate times call for unusual measures for parents. KidStart reveals five extreme ways families are saving on their bills UK families are responding to news of child benefit cuts and …

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Nov 17

Lice- Every School Parent’s Nightmare!

Lice! Every school parent’s nightmare! Just the thought of it sends most of us into fits of scratching. None of us wants to get that dreaded note home in our children’s school bag. The note that tells us that a case of lice has been reported. Or worse, the note that tells us that a …

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Nov 15

Oxfam Unwrapped Christmas

Streetsmartkids would like to introduce the Oxfam Unwrapped Christmas (http://www.oxfam.org.uk/shop/oxfam-unwrapped) gift range. Gifts especially designed to allow children to help other children. Research found that there is an appetite for a less materialistic Christmas this year. More than a third of parents (36%) believed their children would like to receive a Christmas gift that would …

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Nov 12

Little White Lies

79%, of the parents who admitted fibbing to their offspring claimed that their parents had told them the same lies when they were growing up. What do you say to your kids? Do you tell little white lies? 10 top parents lies… Eating carrots makes you see in the dark – 66% Eating crusts makes …

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Nov 12

Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week

It’s Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week from 15-21 November, and whilst many Brits are aware of the importance of having smoke alarms in our homes, few have even considered installing a carbon monoxide alarm. As people begin to use their central heating systems with the onset of winter, the chance of a leak starts to rise. …

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Nov 10

Help! I’m Turning into My Parents!

Do you wake up in a cold sweat in the night screaming “Help! I’m turning into my parents!”? After becoming a parent yourself do you hear your mother’s voice in your comments to your child? Have you uttered “Because I’m the Mummy, that’s why!” Well, this video might just be for you… What “catch phrase” …

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