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Children's piggy banks hit as parents adapt to cost of living pressures

  • Average weekly pocket money is down 23 per cent year-on-year from £6.48 to £4.99, new research reveals
  • Mums and dads are feeling the pinch most from increasing energy and food bills; half would rather sacrifice spending on their own leisure activities to protect pocket money
  • Halifax reveals the economic impact on pocket money over last 35 years


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Research Reveals Modern Parents in the South West Are the Most Lenient in History

  • Over half of modern parents in the South West set few or inconsistent rules for their children
  • 64 percent of older generations adopted a clear, strict style of parenting
  • Over two thirds of parents in the region claim they spend more quality time with their children than their parents did with them
  • 58 percent feel they show more love and affection than
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Nuffield Health hosting free fitness classes for 11-16 year olds this summer in Devon

  • Nuffield Health has launched new programme “Move together”, hosting free exercise classes across the country in the holidays to help parents struggling to get kids active
  • This launch comes after a new survey reveals just 12% of young girls and 27% of boys plan to play sport this summer
  • Classes are being held every week in sites across the UK, including Taunton and
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Summer is a wonderful season, with longer days offering up more time as a family to create fun and sun-soaked memories. However, when the evening falls and bedtime comes around it can be difficult to get the kids down.

With the sun still shining and heatwaves making it too hot to tuck little one’s in, summertime can be difficult for many kids as they struggle to get settled for a...

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  • Employers more than twice as likely (102% increase) to offer enhanced parental leave compared to last year
  • Job postings mentioning shared parental leave also doubled (+102%) over the same period, highlighting shift towards more inclusive approach to childcare benefits
  • Parents under pressure this summer with soaring costs of childcare, fewer providers and juggling
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Cost of living crisis: tips to reduce the cost of a baby

Having a baby is an incredibly exciting time for any family, however it can also be expensive. Many families are often faced with a combination of limited pay during parental leave, the need to buy new items and any childcare needs.

Now, with the cost of living increasing, Lansinoh, maternal health brand and breastfeeding expert, has pulled together some top tips to help families...

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Exam Results day: the impact on grieving young people

Childhood bereavement charity Winston’s Wish advises parents and professionals on how a young person may feel on their results day after somebody close to them has died, and what they can do to prepare, support and understand them.

With statistics showing 1 in 20 people have experienced the death of a parent by the age of 16 and another survey indicating 78% have been bereaved of a...

Pupil using Voice Selector Study to help focus in classroom

New tech solution to create better learning environment for young people

Nuance Hearing , a leading provider of focused listening technology, has launched the Voice Selector Study, a new technological solution to help young people concentrate in noisy and distraction-filled classroom environments.

The device creates a better learning environment for young people, helping them to listen to the teacher and follow instructions, while tuning out other...

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Study reveals that new mums are put off by breastfeeding in public

Study reveals that new mums are put off by breastfeeding in public, but maternal health brand Lansinoh is trying to change that

  • Research released to help new mums feel confident feeding in public
  • Lansinoh, breastfeeding & maternal health brand, reveals the top 10 UK shopping centres for breastfeeding mums

Recent articles have stated that...

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Summer Holiday Survival Guide for Separated Families

Mediation charity offers advice as schools close for the summer

The summer holidays can prove challenging for all families. Juggling childcare, entertaining the kids, and keeping them topped up with endless snacks over the six-week period can prove tough for even the most organised of parents.

For separated couples though it can be particularly hard.

According to...