School age

Get ready for the first day of school

Get ready for the first day of school

Starting school is one of the defining moments of parenthood, but that doesn’t mean it comes without its fair share of tears and tantrums…and...

5 ways to get them cooking

5 ways to get them cooking

1. Set up shop Take your children out with you when you go food shopping. Ask them to find all the...

What’s your child doing on social media?

What’s your child doing on social media?

Keeping up to date with what your children are doing when they’re online can seem daunting....

After school fun

After school fun

Sports SWIMMING Lessons are on the national curriculum for five to 11 year olds, but a report by the...

Teenage tantrums

Teenage tantrums

You might have already noticed that your sweet, innocent, butter-wouldn’t-melt child is starting...

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Family

What does parenting mean to dads?

What does parenting mean to dads?

When dads see their child for the very first time they burst with pride – no matter what sex their...

How to survive the summer holidays...

How to survive the summer holidays...

Remember, there is the added expense for most parents over this time period to provide an extra meal...

Baby's first year

Newborn baby care basics

Newborn baby care basics

This next chapter of your life is going to include a lot of firsts. And when figuring out anything new, there will be a learning curve. Give yourself...

What personality does my baby have?

What personality does my baby have?

From as early as four months, your child will start to show who he is with specific personality...

Weaning: how to get him onto solids

Weaning: how to get him onto solids

Weaning your baby onto solids can be a tricky time for parents. From gagging on lumps to only eating...

Most read articles

It's a mum's life

Jo Frost: 'Becoming an author was one of my proudest moments

Jo Frost: 'Becoming an author was one of my proudest moments

Career news Hello Jo! So, you have a brand new show, Jo Frost: Nanny On Tour, and you’ve been filming in Holland. Tell us a bit about that. It’s...

Travel

Enjoy a family friendly spa day

Enjoy a family friendly spa day

Being a parent can be exhausting, so if you’re feeling in need of a break, why not book a night or two at a brand new breed of hotel that combines a...

How to plan a successful day trip

How to plan a successful day trip

With the school holidays looming most parents will be thinking of ways to keep the kids entertained,...

Children's health

Sleep tips from real parents

Sleep tips from real parents

‘I have always had the same routine since the day Samuel was born. After dinner (or when he was a baby – the last bottle of the day), we go...

Toddler

Hazards in the home

Hazards in the home

Children under five are most at risk from a home accident, which is no surprise given that little ones are generally oblivious to potential hazards....

Tackling childhood obesity

Tackling childhood obesity

How could you not know if your child is fat? It may sound implausible – isn’t it blindingly...

The guide to toddler tantrums

The guide to toddler tantrums

Being a toddler is not easy. You want something, but you don’t yet have the words to explain it....

Pregnancy & Birth

What to eat during your pregnancy

What to eat during your pregnancy

Now that you’re a mum to be, eating healthy meals is even more essential. Maintaining a balanced diet will help to ensure you and your baby have the...

The best antenatal classes

The best antenatal classes

Once the initial euphoria of being pregnant has subsided, it’s time for the real work to begin....

Pre-school

Teaching your child to read and and write

Teaching your child to read and and write

Some parents believe teachers are the best placed people to teach their children how to read, but studies have shown that the foundation for literacy...

How to encourage creative play

How to encourage creative play

There’s a lot more to play than just fun and games. Everything children do through play helps them...

The best summer camps and sports clubs

The best summer camps and sports clubs

When the bell rings to signal the start of their summer holidays, the kids will be ecstatic with joy...