How do parents deal with pocket money?

  Earning, saving and spending pocket money are the first steps that children take in learning about finances and how to manage money (as well as their own spending “wants”). And in today’s world, so much of spending and saving is done electronically, with a plastic card rather than a pocketful of coins. Some parents…

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Flexible parental leave: The key to having it all?

Legislation announced today would give new mothers the opportunity to return to work after two weeks and share the rest of their leave with their partner. You can read all about it here: Flexible parental leave to give mothers ‘real choice’ over work-life balance. The idea is to give new mothers as much flexibility as possible, including:…

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Are our self-deprecating natures harming our children?

Laura Roberts writes the blog Pass the Sedatives, she has written blogs before but they’ve always fallen by the wayside. Now she needs her own corner of cyberspace to rant, ramble and connect. Mummy to Little B – the best accident to ever happen to her – she contemplates a major issue with many women…

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Celebrating the Olympics with our own little heroes

RLSB’s Dorton House Nursery in Seal, Kent, has long held a reputation for excellence and affordability. Established over 20 years ago, our Nursery supports blind and partially sighted children aged between two and five who may also have additional needs. One of the only nurseries in the country to cater specifically for blind and partially sighted young…

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Guest post: The joys of being an older parent

Kate Kerrigan (@KateKerrigan) is a novelist (Recipes for a Perfect Marriage and TV Bookclub Summer Read Ellis Island) and print journalist (Irish Mail). She’s also a mum the second time round, unexpectedly becoming pregnant again at age 45. What’s that like? Well, she’s tired for a start… Being the mother of a (surprise!) baby in my…

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