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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. What to eat and avoid when breastfeeding

    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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  10. 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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