Monthly Archive: March 2011

Mar 30

Social Networking Safety

Social networks like Facebook offer children a great way to express themselves and keep in touch with family and friends. But there are potential risks including cyber bullying and the misuse of personal information. As a parent it’s really important you familiarise yourself with social networks to support your children, but how do you go …

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Mar 29

Top 5 Baby Products

Becoming a parent has a lot of challenges. Facing sleepless nights, choices over breast or bottle, deciding on being a Stay-at-Home-Mum or going back to work, all of those firsts. After a bit of time under your belt you become much more savvy, don’t you? You start to look at other parents and expectant parents …

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Mar 28

Celebrity Baby Names

Television presenter Myleene Klass has given birth to her second child, a girl, over the weekend. Once again, a celebrity has us scratching our collective heads on the choice of a moniker for their child. Klass and her partner, Graham Quinn, have chosen the name Hero Harper Quinn for their daughter. In this day of …

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Mar 28

Equality in Parenting?

In your family are the parenting responsibilities shared equally between Mum and Dad? Thanks to the generous maternity leave that we are afforded in the United Kingdom, many mums are able to stay at home for 6 months to a year. The “honeymoon” of the early days of being a parent does wear off however. …

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Mar 25

The Value of a Mum

What is the value of a mum? Well, it’s probably a bit difficult to put a monetary value on MOTHERHOOD but a recent survey has tried to do just that. According to a survey done by Legal & General, the unpaid work a Mum does around the home would cost £30,032 to replace (and the …

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Mar 23

Facing up to Teen Sexuality

Acknowledging that one’s child has sexual feelings at all can be difficult for many parents. But realising that a child may not be following the traditional, or expected, path, in terms of sexuality can cause some parents distress. As a parent would your teen feel comfortable talking to you about their sexuality? And how would …

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Mar 22

Taming Toddler Temper Tantrums

Over the weekend we experienced what every parent fears…a full-on temper tantrum IN PUBLIC! The morning was going so well and then something snapped. Our daughter completely lost it…over NOTHING! It descended into screaming, kicking, BITING and uncontrolable rage on her part and utter dismay, humiliation and disbelief on our part. Surely this couldn’t be …

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Mar 22

Making Motherhood Work

Channel 4 is looking for mums! North One Television is currently producing a celebratory documentary about motherhood. For the project they are looking to find outspoken mums who have strong views about motherhood, who are very focused on bringing up their children the best way possible, who have a specific parenting strategy or who have …

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Mar 18

Red Nose Day 2011

Comic Relief was launched on Christmas Day in 1985, live on BBC One. At that time, a devastating famine was crippling Ethiopia and something had to be done. That something was Comic Relief. The idea was simple – Comic Relief would make the public laugh while they raised money to help people in desperate need. …

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Mar 17

Pampers Soothology Sleep Tips

Parents know how VITAL it is to the family dynamic to get a good sleep. If the children aren’t sleeping, the parents aren’t sleeping and no one can function properly. Sleep can be illusive in the first few months after bringing baby home. Pampers is here to help with Sleep Expert Wendy Dean. Wendy Dean …

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