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EW Research reveasls impact of rising energy costs on families wellbeing

A new survey commissioned by the national charity Turn2us has found that, in the face of rising energy costs, a staggering 92% of parents are worried about paying their energy bills this winter. The impact this is having on family life is severe, with over two-thirds (of those who struggled with their energy bills last winter experiencing stress as a result, and almost two-fifths forced to cut back on food or skip meals. Furthermore, if struggling with their energy costs this winter, nearly half would risk endangering their health and wellbeing by not using their heating at all.

Two thirds of parents struggle – with their kids’ homework

Millions of parents admit they help their children with the homework – with as many as one in six regularly doing ALL of it, it has been revealed. A study of 2,000 parents with children aged between five and 15 found nearly two thirds dive in to aid their kids on subjects such as maths, English and science. One in ten parents say it saves tears and stress if they just do their kids’ homework themselves, with a quarter saying they have to stop themselves from doing all of it.

Have you made a Will??

The New Year is the perfect time for parents to bite the bullet and create one. Making a will may seem like a difficult and costly process but there are now great online legal services which simplify the process and make it really affordable, giving you peace of mind that everything will be taken care of according to your wishes, should the worst happen. A will covers appointing executors, guardians for your children, legacies and what will happen to your estate and possessions.  Failing to make a will can have consequences which can cause serious problems for you and your family.

Clumsy children cost parents £310 million in repairs to new electronics

New research by protection-plan provider SquareTrade reveals that nearly one in six parents report that a child has damaged an electronic device within one month of owning it, costing parents a whopping £310 million in unexpected, and unwanted, replacements and repairs.

Christmas driving safety tips for multi-tasking mums

We all know that mums are great multi-taskers – it comes with the territory when you have family, home and work to consider on a daily basis! But when you find yourself behind the wheel with the kids in tow, how can you cut back on the multi-tasking to avoid distractions and focus on driving safely?

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