• Are you always driving your teenage around? TV pilot is casting

Are you always driving your teenage around? TV pilot is casting

TV pilot is looking for families who drive their big kids to lots of places.

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Let’s Take the Parent Out of Parenting

Let’s Take the Parent Out of Parenting

There’s a video stumbling around the Facebooks recently encouraging the teaching of Life Skills in school. It lays down statistics that 30% of college kids can’t boil an egg. My college kid CAN boil an egg. The paleo friendly cacao and almond butter cups in the freezer tell me cooking

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  • How to survive the exams

How to survive the exams

If you’ve got kids doing exams – and who hasn’t, exams tend to start in the womb these days with a series of questions posed to the foetus on the nature of amniotic fluid and the benefit of muscle development from lying in the breach position – you, too, are probably

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Bullying: What can parents do?

Bullying. Nothing’s worse than learning that your child is being bullied. What can we as parents do to prevent it? How can you support your kid, especially as when they get older the levels of peril they face and the ways in which they handle them can result in serious harm?

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  • Stop & Search is a massive fear for some parents

Stop & Search is a massive fear for some parents

At around 10 years of age our kids present us with a question most parents dread. “When can I go out to the shops on my own?” But what I’ve found since starting this website three years ago, is that for some parents it’s more scary than for others. For non-white

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  • More twaddle talked about anorexia

More twaddle talked about anorexia

I was so narked to pick up the Sunday Times this morning, to see a well respected broadcaster being quoted as saying that anorexia in young people is about narcissism or self love. What a load of twaddle. So many people would love for that to be the case as

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Is This Depressing?

Is This Depressing?

Recently, I’ve realized my daughter isn’t quite the same. Her enthusiasm for things just isn’t there. For a while, I blamed teenage angst. Right? I mean all teens go through that. In fact, that tends to lead into their twenties, really. Stupid teenagers. But… something continued to nag at me.

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On the threshold of teens – with ADHD

My son isn’t quite a teen yet. He’s on the threshold of it according to his age – at eleven I suppose some would say he’s a pre-teen. His strong will makes it feel like he’s older than that sometimes! The last few years I’ve been working at a distance

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  • Cervical Cancer risks: Tell your daughter

Cervical Cancer risks: Tell your daughter

Many health services, including the UK and Ireland’s, refuse women under the age of 25 the right to  a cervical smear test. A 24 year old woman, Heather Keating, who was showing signs of cervical cancer was recently told to come back when she was 25 by her GP in

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The Most Precious Gift

The Most Precious Gift

You know when friends invite you to their kid’s birthday party, but you don’t really know the kids and you’re not sure what to get them? Awkward, right? So, how awkward is it when you get to that point with your own kid? The fact is, I barely see my

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