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For anyone planning to tackle potty training this summer, help is at hand from the authors of an award-winning book ‘How to Potty Train’ and their free online summer advice ... [Read more]


Sweet Summer Treats from Sun-Maid

Summer has finally arrived and while we are looking forward to dusting off our BBQs and starting a season of summer garden parties, the last thing we want to be doing is slaving... [Read more]

Average home hoarding £400 of post-Christmas clutter

The average British home contains £400 worth of post-Christmas clutter – including unused gadgets, books and DVDs, it has been revealed. Researchers also found sports and exercise equipment such as bikes, tennis rackets and golf clubs will also have been consigned to the cupboards along with unwanted board games.

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.

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