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Tips & Advice

Stay calm And Keep Your Temper This Half-Term
Having kids home for the holidays can be expensive, stressful and really hard work...
Banning Tech At The Dinner Table
As top doctors encourage phone-free time with kids, we’ve found some handy tips for making family dinners fun for everyone.
Postnatal Depression
A Cambridge University expert says awareness of postnatal depression in dads is increasing, and it’s important to seek support.
Tough Conversations With Young Children
Having those tricky talks can be good for your relationship with your child, as expert Dr Shauna Tominey highlights.
Is Your Child Being Unsafe Online?
Advice for parents to ensure their child is being safe when online
Child’s Birthday Cake
Even top chef Yotam Ottolenghi struggles with icing, it seems…
Tips To Help Children Stay Safe And Responsible Online
Social media and the online world are part of life – but guiding youngsters on using it safely can be tricky
how to deal with major mood changes in young people
Action for Children gives parents advice on how to deal with major mood changes in young people
How to parent following a divorce
It’s something many celebs know about – but how can you manage it in the real world?
Charlize Theron
Glad you made it out the door in one piece? You’re not alone, says Jenny Stallard.
Family pressures and how to deal with them
Money, job and relationship worries top the list
Mother and Child
All parents want to protect their child from harm, but wrapping them in cotton wool is bad for both of you
Baby nursing bag
An allergist tells Lisa Salmon why ‘cleaning’ a dummy with your own mouth could actually help prevent allergies.
It happens to many couples...
Kids Are Consuming Too Much Sugar
Children are apparently gulping down sugar by the gallon – here’s how to tell if your child is eating too much
Dads should be seen as equal parents, not babysitters...
How To Protect Children’s Teeth This Christmas
Make sure it’s a white Christmas smile with these top tooth-saving tips...
Meghan Markle
As Thomas Markle reaches out to daughter Meghan via a TV interview, but when is silence the best option?
Every parent needs to know about bronchiolitis
Though usually mild, the condition can lead to hospitalisation: Lisa Salmon looks at what parents should know about the lung infection
Working mum
Being away from your children because of work commitments can give rise to many emotions...
Tech addiction is a very real problem that parents should be aware of...
Look out for inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness both at home and in the classroom...
working mums
Setting a great example for your child is most definitely one of them
 Sleep Deprivation
Sleepless nights can be part and parcel of parenthood – but every little helps when it comes to topping up on rest
Tracking App
All parents worry about their kids. But does that make it alright to ‘spy’ on them?
Empty Nest Syndrome
When the reality of children living away at university first kicks in, a parent’s purpose can start to wobble...
video games
Watching your child spend hours on video games can be tough to understand…
Afterschool Activity
Three things to consider before you enrol your child in an after-school activity to avoid money and time wasted
Reading habit
If your child is spending more time staring at a screen than a book, here are 4 ways you can change that
Try these 5 tips the next time you attempt to help your little ones with their homework