• 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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FILM: Diary of a Teenage Girl – A warning to parents

This film will be spoken about in 20 years. It’s an art house masterpiece and then some, like Taxi Driver. Actor Bel Powley will become a household name from her performance as a 15 year old who has sex with her mother’s 35-year old boyfriend played by Alexander Skarsgard. It

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  • What’s the best thing about having a teenager?

What’s the best thing about having a teenager?

Even if you’re not celebrating Mother’s Day, tell us what you enjoy most about being the parent of a teenager. And if you are, HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

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  • Should I get my kid a card? Valentine’s Day and how to get your kid through

Should I get my kid a card? Valentine’s Day and how to get your kid through

Parenting wisdom for Valentine’s Day 1) Thinking of getting your kid a Valentine’s card just in case? Resist! Resist! Resist!  If they find out, they’ll throw furniture across the room or sulk for a week 2) Show them that you care in a different way 3) Start by sharing your

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  • Parenting Teens?  I’m making it up as I go along

Parenting Teens? I’m making it up as I go along

Hello, my name is Rachel. I live in Bedfordshire and I am the mother of a seventeen year old.  There are days when I have no idea how that happened.  I think I blinked and missed it. If I ever meet Dr Miriam Stoppard she and I will have words

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  • Five ways to get back to work when your kids are older
  • Five ways to get back to work when your kids are older

Five ways to get back to work when your kids are older

What are your top tips? Here are ours   Do some voluntary work to get yourself back in the game and to refresh your skills for free if you can afford to Don’t assume you have to do something you wouldn’t have considered before you had kids. Get some experience

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  • Meet Benjamin a bath toy who can help you shed pounds

Meet Benjamin a bath toy who can help you shed pounds

How do you stay trim? Do bath toys play a part in your healthy eating regime? Let me introduce you to our bath toy and dieting aid, Benjamin. Our kids are teenagers, so none of us is playing with him in the suds – however fetching he looks in his

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“There’s a stranger in my kid’s bedroom and no-one cares”

“There’s a stranger in my kid’s bedroom and no-one cares”

The police have to start listening to people. When Lorin LaFave told the police one of her son Breck Bednar’s virtual friends – that disembodied voice you hear as your child plays Fifa or other online game over the internet with a fellow gamer – was grooming him and changing

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