Monthly Archive: July 2011

Jul 21

Kids who skip breakfast are fatter than average by the age of 10 years.

No matter how much time I give myself in the mornings I am always in a rush to get the kids to school. I walk the dogs, empty the dishwasher, get my mind sorted for the day ahead – but waking, dressing and feeding the children before school is always a challenge. They never seem …

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Jul 19

Children say they have never made a daisy chain.

Many of parent’s fondest childhood memories are of playing outside, however, outdoor activities that for many of us were part of growing up, seem to be in danger of disappearing. Mothers and to a lesser degree fathers, nowadays, have so many concerns that they no longer allow their children to play outdoors where they can explore, …

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Jul 14

Fathers incentivise children with double pocket money

I recently had two quite unrelated conversations with Dads about their children’s pocket money. I expected to have a conversation about difficult times and how in this economic climate children should learn to expect less. But instead they both talked about the need to educate their kids in learning more about how to handle money …

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Jul 11

Dont forget about deaf children….

‘We believe that with the right support, deaf children can do anything other children can do’- NDCS

Jul 07

Guest Post from Britax – are you breaking the law, too busy, dont care?

‘I often come across parents who put car seats in the wrong way round, use the seat belt incorrectly, and have even found a rear facing infant carrier in the front passenger seat with an active airbag …’ Mark Bennett Britax Child Safety Expert

Jul 05

As many as 1 in 10 grandparents may be looking after their grandchildren

Grandparents play a vital role in children’s lives providing love and a sense of belonging to the family. Retirement is a time for grandparent’s to sit back, relax and enjoy spending time with their family. Over 200,000 grandparents, however, are acting as full time parents to their grandchildren and are experiencing the highs and lows …

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