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  1. Confidence boosting tips for teenagers

    All parents want their teen to be confident, to have good self esteem and to be comfortable in social situations. Self confidence isn't about being arrogant and brash, it's about having a belief in your abilities to deal with situations and having the resilience to bounce back from setbacks. It's to

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  2. Family fitness: Get kids moving for better health

    A key part of child health is instilling good lifestyle habits, such as healthy eating and exercise, into their routine at an early age. However, family fitness and exercise sessions can be difficult to organise - particularly when other activities, such as work and school, prove so time-consuming.

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  3. Helping your child cope with stress

    When you think back to your childhood, you might remember it as a blissful, carefree time. Psychologists call this 'rosy retrospection', when we remember the past as having been better than it really was. Although there are plenty of blissful, carefree moments in childhood, there are also a lot of s

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  4. Teens, drugs, alcohol and privacy

    Parenting a teenager can be a balancing act, you want to look after them and make sure they are safe, but you don't want to strong arm them and invade their privacy. If you notice a change in your child's behaviour, if they are more withdrawn or are going out more often with new friends, it may just

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  5. 10 tips to create a peaceful home

    Your home should be an escape from the outside world. Ideally a retreat where you can relax and recharge your batteries. Unfortunately that's not always the case. Your home can feel just like another area of your life that needs sorting out rather than the peaceful enclave that you wish it was. We'v

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  6. Keeping kids active this summer

    When school is out for summer, kids are in their element. No more homework, no sticky classrooms, just the prospect of long, hot (maybe!) days stretched out before them. By the time the summer holidays come around, many kids are frazzled and just need a couple of days to recharge their batteries and

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  7. 10 top tips for breastfeeding in public

    If you are a breastfeeding mum, unless you want to be stuck at home for months there comes a time when you'll have to venture outside and may need to breastfeed in public. Breastfeeding is totally natural and there's a legal right to breastfeed in a public place but even so some women can feel awkwa

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  8. How to stop your child biting their nails

    Nail biting is a fairly common habit in childhood. Kids may bite their nails because they are bored or restless. It may be because they are anxious or worried about something. If it's severe, it could be classed as a form of obsessive compulsive disorder. It's hard to say for sure how many children

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  9. Staying the night

    What do you say if your teenage child asks if their boyfriend or girlfriend can stay the night? Gulp! It's a question you probably don't know the answer to until you are faced with the dilemma. Is there a right and wrong answer? No. It really depends on your family and what you as a parent feel comf

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  10. Children’s chores

    If it feels like you are the one bearing the brunt of domestic chores in your home it may be time to share the load - with your children. Giving kids chores not only lightens your workload, it also encourages teamwork and discipline. They get to understand they are an important cog in the family whe

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