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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Plan a family fun run

    If you're looking to do something healthy and enjoyable as a family why not consider a fun run? You can plan and prepare for it together even if you have different levels of fitness, and think of all the benefits. Running's free, all you need is a pair of trainers. You'll be spending time together a

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  5. Just the one: The joys and challenges of only children

    I'm spoilt, selfish and socially inept. It's all my parents fault for not providing me with a genetic playmate. That's bunkum (hopefully) but it's a common myth that still exists when it comes to only children. We aren't all Violet Beauregarde or Little Lord Fauntleroy, far from it. Plenty of studie

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  6. Mother-daughter bonding

    No one loves you as much as your mum and in some cases no one has the capacity to irritate you as much either! The mother-daughter relationship is one of the most, if not THE most, important relationships in your life but there are times when it can be volatile. Mums are usually the main care givers

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  7. Childhood anxiety

    It's perfectly normal for children to have worries and fears. Whether it's being afraid of the dark, dreading a big maths test or having a fall out with a friend; kids, just like adults, get anxious about things. Sometimes your child's anxiety can be more than just passing concerns. It can develop i

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  8. Alcohol and your child

    Sitting your child down to have a chat about the dangers of alcohol may seem a bit hypocritical if as a parent you enjoy a drink yourself. In fact your child may already have had alcohol because 14 and a half is the average age for children in the UK to have their first unsupervised drink, according

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  9. Baby personality quiz: tips for dealing with your baby’s unique type

    Who is this little creature, this dictator dressed in a nappy? It's your baby, of course. If you want to understand the newest member of your family, you need to study them in their natural habitat. In short, learn their temperament. Child development experts watch several key traits when determinin

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  10. Baby led weaning

    Baby led weaning (BLW) is basically letting your child feed themselves, rather than you doing it for them. Instead of spooning mashed up food and puree into your child's mouth with BLW you offer a selection of appropriate finger food and let your baby choose. For some it's a common sense way of intr

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