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Santa's Little Sleepers: 5 tips to help your child sleep this Christmas

Christmas is an exciting time for everyone, but especially for younger children and changes to routines and the anticipation of Christmas day can make getting a good night's sleep difficult. With that in mind, the experts at Sleepseeker have compiled a list of tips to help ensure that your child gets a good night's sleep and is properly rested for all of their favourite Christmas activities.


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‘I know Santa isn’t real!’ Saying goodbye to Santa - a parent's guide

We’re coming up to the most magical time of year, but how do you deal with your pre-teen child who feels too grown up for Santa and all your family Christmas traditions?

For some parents, when their child stops believe in Santa it can feel like the end of their kid’s childhood.

Mark Thomas, Leicester-based IT project manager and dad to an eleven-year-old son, is one of them...

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The Brilliant World of Tom Gates Returns to Sky Kids and NOW for a Third Series of Doodletastic Adventures 

The hugely-popular, BAFTA Scotland award-winning kids show The Brilliant World of Tom Gates returns to Sky Kids and NOW with a third series of epic episodes in January. Tom, the eponymous hero, excellent doodler and enthusiastic avoider of homework, embarks on twenty more rib-tickling adventures at home and at school, with his friends and family.

Favourite characters return for some...

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Inconsistent and conflicting parental support impacting quality of life for trans and gender diverse youth

Quality of life for young trans and gender diverse (TGD) people is being impacted by inconsistent and conflicting parental support, according to research led by Nottingham Trent University (NTU) with the University of Brighton.

Created in partnership with the charity Mermaids, the study questioned 140 young TGD people on their experiences of parental support, as well as assessing...

HARIBO Launches Free Christmas Game to Make Light of Mishaps

HARIBO polled 2,000 people across the UK, and found 38% of us have one to three silly mishaps each year, with December 20th marked as the day it starts to go wrong. Top of the flops include tangling the fairy lights, running out of gift wrap and smashing beloved baubles by mistake. 17% of those asked, blame themselves most for causing the festive blunders. But if you ask a kid, Christmas isn’...

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Naughty but nice: The kindness of today’s kids revealed

  • Nine in 10 kids think being kind is the best personality trait a person can have
  • Children carry out as many as four acts of kindness a day
  • Nearly a third (32 percent) even say please and thank you to Alexa or Siri
  • As part of their #ToMyBaby campaign, Fairy Non Bio has partnered with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSH Charity) to shine
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The Parenting Daily's Christmas Gift Favourites

With Christmas fast approaching I have spent the last few days researching all kinds of gifts that I would like to buy for friends and family, I bet most of you have too.

One of my biggest pet peeves is wasting money on gifts just for the sake of buying something, so I really try to research what I'm getting and love getting things that are a bit out of the box. Luckily for me, I...

5 Tips for Self-Employed Parents to Stay Focused and Balanced

Welcome to the whirlwind world of parenting and entrepreneurship! Balancing the demands of running your own business while raising a family can be a challenging yet incredibly rewarding journey. As a self-employed parent, you are undoubtedly familiar with the delicate dance of managing work commitments and family responsibilities. In this blog post Amanda Brenkley, therapist and business...

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7 Expert-backed ways to avoid festive burnout

Despite Christmas being ‘the most wonderful time of year,’ the festive period isn’t always all sparkle and joy. One of the most hectic dates in the social calendar, we can be left feeling exhausted before the big day has even arrived. Here British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) members share their advice on how to spot the signs of festive burnout and how best to avoid...

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Must have accessories for your Yoto Player

Have you heard about the Yoto Player? It's this fantastic little device that's changing the way our kids experience stories and music – all without a screen in sight. Lots of my friends already have them and I'm sure they are on Christmas lists all over the Country!

What Is the Yoto Player?

The Yoto Player is a unique audio device designed especially for children. It offers a world...

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Things to Consider When Buying a Dog for Christmas

For those looking to bring joy this Christmas, you might consider buying a puppy in time for the festive season. This, however, is a big consideration. The novelty of owning a dog for Christmas wears off quickly and with the attachment that animals get to their owners, it can be crueller than kind.

If you are thinking of buying a pet as a present here are some considerations you...

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