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Gift ideas for 5 year old girls

We are in full birthday party season in our house, with our little girl lucky enough to be invited to some of her school friends birthday parties.

Choosing gifts for other children that you don’t really know can be tricky, I find it really difficult choosing a gift that is a reasonable price, which the child can actually use instead of just giving a plastic toy for the sake of giving...

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Valentines day gifts for children

Online retailer Studio reveals the latest trends for Valentine’s Day, as consumers shift away from romantic traditions

According to the Oxford Dictionary, the definition of Valentine’s Day is ‘when it is traditional to send a card, often anonymously, to a person one is romantically involved with or attracted to.’

However, online retailer Studio has identified a number of...

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Shoe Zone Encourage Parents To Check Children’s Feet Every Six Weeks In A Bid To Improve The Nation’s Foot Health

When was the last time you measured your child’s feet? If you’re like most parents and caregivers in the UK, it was probably a bit of an ordeal to get your child to stand still, let alone check they’re wearing the right size.

Shoe Zone recommends parents and caregivers check children’s shoes every six weeks to encourage good foot health and avoid foot pain caused by wearing the wrong...

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Top 20 Floral themed baby names

Choosing your child’s name is an important decision for any parent to make, and certain names denote certain personality attributes. Names with a floral theme are a popular choice, which is not surprising due to their association with beauty and life.

In light of National Houseplant week , endeavoured to find out the world's top floral themed baby names by...

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World's top 10 coffee related baby names can reveal that the most popular coffee-themed baby name for boys is Santos, being ranked the 437th most popular baby name in the world, with 1,612,887 people having this name . The name Santos has Spanish origins with it meaning ‘Saint’ or ‘Holy’ and is also the name of an Arabica coffee bean.

Joe is a popular name but also a very common phrase referring to coffee....

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Pressure to be ‘perfect’ causes mental health issues for teenage girls, research shows

Pressure from schools and families to live up to society’s expectations of the “ideal” girl and be “good” causes mental health issues in teenage girls, a study shows. Cultures in schools and at home contribute to anxiety in girls from all backgrounds, researchers have found.

Pressure to achieve high grades, be popular and beautiful, and participate in extra-curricular activities can lead to...

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Managing sibling squabbles

Managing sibling squabbles

Sibling squabbles are a normal part of family life especially when kids are around each other for days at a time but the constant bickering, badgering and sometimes physical behaviour can be hard going for parents. So, here are some tips to help decrease your sibling battles.

1) 'Team work makes the dream work'

Be mindful of putting your...

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Dealing with separation anxiety post lockdown

After the first lockdown, many parents found that their usually, confident children had developed some separation anxiety once they were heading back to school and nursery and speaking with parents it seems, particularly in younger children, that this will be the case again after this lockdown.

Here are my tips to help but it is important to remember that how you react will impact...