Pre-school

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 master how to live successfully in the adult...

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...

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...

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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,...

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...

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School age

Eating disorder signs

Eating disorder signs

Feeling self-conscious, shy and awkward has always been a normal part of growing up. But, over the past decade or so, teenagers and children have...

Staying safe online

Staying safe online

While you sit and read this article, what are your children up to? Outside in the garden? Reading a...

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....

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...

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...

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...

Toddler

Tackling childhood obesity

Tackling childhood obesity

How could you not know if your child is fat? It may sound implausible – isn’t it blindingly obvious? In a recent study of 2,976 families in the...

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....

Everything you need to know about sugar

Everything you need to know about sugar

One-in-five children aged between four and five is clinically overweight or obese (and one-in-three...

Pregnancy & Birth

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. Incredibly, over the next few months, your body will...

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...

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...

Family

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 at lunchtime as they are now without school...

Adoption facts and stats
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...