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Children Spend Half A Life Living At Home With Parents


- One in eight adult children who live with their parents could spend half their life living with mum and dad -

  • One in eight (13%1) adults that have always lived with their parents are aged 35-55+. That means people are spending almost half of their expected lifespans (81 years2) if not longer living with their parents
  • Of those aged 35+
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  • Research by Silentnight Healthy Growth bedding has uncovered why kids are struggling to sleep during these initial few weeks of term
  • Technology use and the aftereffects of lockdown are the main barriers to a successful bedtime sleep schedule now that school days are back in full swing

The first few weeks of the new September term is always tough on kids after...

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Kids’ dream role as official junior travel photographer is launched

Kids' dream role as official junior travel photographer is launched, with free holiday accommodation for a year

  • Family travel specialist tripAbrood launches search for a Chief Kids Officer
  • Successful applicant will be asked to provide a ‘child’s eye view’ of family holiday accommodation as a junior travel photographer
  • The role is open to anyone aged 5 to
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Family recipe - Brave Tomato Pasta

BRAVE TOMATO! By Michela Chiappa for Barilla

This family classic is the ideal starter recipe to get cooking with the kids! Serves 4 people.

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 x 400g tin chopped or whole tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon tomato puree
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Supply Crisis: Expert Advice on Handling the Food and Drink Shortages

Top tips for Handling the Food and Drink Shortages

With the on-going reports on the food supply crisis hitting the nation, it seems like the shortages caused by panic buying during the height of the pandemic will become a permanent occurrence. As pressure builds in both food and retail production globally, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) signals a likely rise in our shopping bills too....

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Rise of Raducanu set to inspire a new tennis generation in Exeter

Free Tennis Facilities in Exeter

The rise of the teenage tennis sensation Emma Raducanu may inspire youngsters in Exeter to pick up a racket and take advantage of the city’s free tennis facilities.

That’s the hope of Exeter City Council’s Lead Councillor for Leisure & Physical Activity, Cllr Duncan Wood, who believes the new British Number One’s incredible run in the US Open will...

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World Fun Fair Month: The best beach fairgrounds in the UK!

From carousels to candy floss stalls, the Great British beach fairground has so much to offer – and not just for summertime!

But where is best to go for the ultimate beach fairground experience? Below, experts at holiday lettings company, , has revealed the six very best British beach fairgrounds and amusement parks for the whole family to enjoy.


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SCHOOL RUN-CERTAINTY: NEW RESEARCH REVEALS WHAT PARENTS DREAD MOST AHEAD OF THE BACK TO SCHOOL RUNA quarter (25 per cent) fear talking to other parents at drop-off or being stuck talking to people they don’t knowParents find the school run more irritating

  • A quarter (25 per cent) fear talking to other parents at drop-off or being stuck talking to people they don’t know
  • Parents find the school run more irritating than deciding what to wear (39 per cent), getting out of bed (37 per cent) and even returning parcels to the Post Office (36 per cent)!
  • Parents in Belfast being the most unfriendly parents at drop-
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HMRC can help with childcare costs as children head back to school

HMRC is reminding families eligible for Tax-Free Childcare that they can use the scheme to help with their childcare costs.

From: HM Revenue & Customs

Families may be eligible for Tax-Free Childcare to help pay for breakfast and after school clubs as children go back to school.

Eligible families can save money on their childcare and benefit from a government top...

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Celebrate the joys of reading for pleasure ahead of National Read a Book Day

National Read a Book Day is on Monday 6 September

Reading isn’t just for National Read a Book Day, but it’s a great opportunity to focus on the benefits of reading for pleasure, says former primary school teacher Laura Steele of education resource experts PlanBee

Although it may look passive, reading is very much an active pastime. Children can learn and develop so many...

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  • With the 2021/22 Premier League underway , LEGO® DUPLO® has kicked off its own football play, with the help of some footballing greats
  • LEGO DUPLO partnered with Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy and former Team GB captain Casey Stoney to help parents celebrate their little ones milestones like a pro
  • From corner flag guitar solos, to pitch side pep talks,
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