How to talk to teens about level crossings safety and dangers

We vow as parents to keep our kids safe and secure, and while level crossings might not be top of mind, they can be a big danger to kids. This is especially true by the time they reach secondary school and their life is full of distractions, chatting with friends or using their phones. It…

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#MumHacks to create time for yourself

In motherhood it definitely pays to get one step ahead and make smart decisions that save time, so we have more time to focus on what matters. That includes not just family time but time for you as well. The BritMums community shared their best hacks for parenting life — with #mumhacks, shortcuts, tips and…

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29 ways to celebrate and reward your child’s achievements

It’s important to reward children’s achievements, big and small, in a way that keeps them motivated. But rewards must be appropriate (and affordable!) to be effective. We asked parents about their reward systems for children. (It was inspired by the P&G videos about athletes and their parents.) Are you looking for new reward ideas for…

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12 great ideas for a stay-at-home family New Years Eve party

Once you become a parent, a New Year’s Eve party is a different game, and coronavirus makes it complicated to say the least! With children running round, casual food, all kinds of drinks and games galore, New Year’s Eve is a family affair. You don’t have to worry about a designated driver or taxi home,…

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9 easy ways to teach children gratitude

In this age of instant gratification, toys, books, computer games or clothes are available to buy in just one click. Online orders are being delivered in less than 24 hours.  Kids can ‘get what they want’ in a matter of hours. Supermarket aisles are overflowing with their stocks of chocolates, fizzy drinks and crisps.  There…

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