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6 Tricks for Motivating Your Kids

Nowadays, many children are too docile. An early encounter with technology makes them numb and disinterested in stimuli from their environment, affecting their ability to focus and listen. While this might not be that important at a young age, it will become a nuisance as these kids grow older.

An average child has to fulfill their autonomy, relatedness, and mastery needs to achieve...

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How To Talk To Your Parents About Your Uni Choices

Choosing to move away to university and picking a subject to study is an exciting and scary time. And with the UCAS deadline coming up, it’s time to have the crucial conversation with your parents, family or guardians about what you’ve decided to do.

This isn’t always the easiest conversation to navigate, and your parents or guardians may express concerns or negative opinions about...

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I’m a Stroller Expert… This is How to Make Your Pushchair Last Longer

Data shows that the average price it costs to raise a child from newborn to 18 years old is approximately £190,124 . With having a family costing so much, making sure you’re getting the most out of your investments is essential – including your baby stroller .

Aernout Dijkstra-Hellinga, Product Innovation Director at Bugaboo , says: “A good pushchair is a worthwhile investment for...

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RoSPA’s top tips to stay safe this festive season

  • RoSPA : with overall hospital admissions up across the board it’s more important than ever to prevent accidents and both reduce pressure on the NHS and ensure people’s Christmas isn’t ruined by spending hours in overcrowded A&Es.
  • RoSPA: Have fun and enjoy the festive period safely

Enjoy the festive season but make it a safe one too, that’s the message from...

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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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26 per cent of parents in West Country say they are struggling with the cost of sending their children to school.

  • New National Parent Survey reveals 54 per cent of parents in the South West say they are worried about the cost of school uniform with 50 per cent expressing concerns over paying for school trips.
  • 1 in 6 parents in the South West report that their children have experienced depression, equivalent to 136,660 children, according to survey, with anxiety hitting almost 1 in 2 (47
  • ...
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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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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...

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Mediation charity gears up for spike in enquiries over festive feuds

  • NFM says many separated parents struggle to communicate over the holidays
  • The charity has urged couples to act fast to put plans in place for Christmas
  • Parents in conflict can get £500 to put towards mediation

National mediation charity NFM (National Family Mediation) says it is gearing up for its annual increase in enquiries this Christmas, with...

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York families can access information and support 24/7 thanks to the launch of two new websites

York families will be able to get information and support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, thanks to the launch of two new websites.

www.raiseyork.co.uk and www.yorksend.org (York’s Local Offer) have been created with children and young people, parents, carers and professionals to make it quicker and easier for local families to get the information they need about local services and community...

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