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  1. The ABC of playdates

    Once your child becomes a toddler a whole new social world starts to open up for them. You can organise playdates for your little one to boost their social skills and build bonds with people outside of the family. Planned well, these get-togethers with children of a similar age can be rewarding and

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  2. Bringing back family meal times

    Is dinnertime at your home a grab and go affair with everyone eating different food, at different times and in different rooms? Or do you all sit down when the clock strikes six with linen napkins and your clean and well-mannered children? For most families it’s probably somewhere between the two. I

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  3. Breastfeeding diet

    As soon as you have your baby most of the pregnancy diet restrictions are lifted. Bring on the blue cheese, home-made mayonnaise and liver pate! In truth you can eat most things when breastfeeding. Even better news milk production burns around 500 extra calories a day, so you’re doing the equivalent

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  4. Helping divorced parents avoid mistakes

    Splitting up is hard on everyone but especially on children. Being a child in the middle of divorcing parents can feel like the whole world has been turned upside down. It is possible to break up and minimise the emotional damage for your children if you take steps to avoid these five common mistake

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  5. The teenage guy’s guide to gaining muscle

    The toned torsos, six-packs and rippling biceps of sports stars and celebrities can’t do much for the body image of the average teenage boy, but if you’re a guy in your teens, you have body-building advantages they would love to have. During your teenage years, you’re in a phase of your life when yo

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  6. 8 smart diet moves after pregnancy

    In the world of celebrity new mums, jelly bellies morph back into six-packs in super quick time! In the real world getting to grips with looking after your new baby will most likely be your priority. When the dust has settled and you’re starting to think about losing the baby weight you may want to

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  7. Preparing your daughter for her period

    Starting your periods is an important milestone in a girl’s life but it can be a bit scary and embarrassing if you’re not prepared. It’s important to talk to your daughter about what happens so that when the time comes she will know what to expect and what action to take. BootsWebMD spoke to Paul Ca

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  8. Breaking kids' bad food habits

    Is the back of your car littered with empty crisp packets with biscuit crumbs all over the seat? That's life for many parents as they ferry their busy kids back from school, clubs and activities. Kids are as busy as adults these days so it's easy to grab and eat on the go. It's not hard to fall into

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  9. X-rays and scans for kids

    X-rays and CT scans can seem daunting and a bit scary for children. Parents too may worry about safety because of the use of radiation to produce images of inside the body. However, they can be an essential tool in working out what’s wrong with your child. X-rays are used to check for broken bones,

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  10. Do you spend too much time with your kids?

    Spending time with your kids is what family life is all about. It's important for parents and children to do things together to strengthen the family bond. You can overdo it though, which can be unhealthy for you and your children. Do you feel like you're always responsible for your child's entertai

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