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Happiness responsibility?

We just want our children to be happy. Let me explain why I believe it is part lie, part curse and part unachievable burden.

Bullying in sport

Being teased or bullied during PE is enough to put kids off sport.

Listen up

Sick of your child not listening to you? Here are some tips on how to get through to them without yelling.

Do not enter

Every kid wants space from parents and annoying siblings, have a look at this hilarious collection of 'do not enter' signs.

Playing referee

I've decided I can't be a ref for my children. They need to learn to sort things out between themselves.


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Happy woman

Teaching girls' happiness

What are young women and girls learning about what it means to be happy? Who are their happiness role models?

Sleep in

Mum's plea works

Sleeping in is almost impossible when you are a parent, but if this mum could make it happen, so can you.

Miley Cyrus

Stuck in the middle

Conventional wisdom has pretty much always been that middle children have a tougher time growing up.


Kids' funny notes

There's no beating around the bush with these kids, just pure, straight to the point honesty.


When children lie

Children start lying as young as two, with fibbing peaking at around 12 years old. Here's how to deal with it.


Disliking your kid's friends

What do you do if you think your child's friend is a bad influence? Should you try and end the friendship?

Tall girl

Being the first born

Did I think being first born was a blessing while growing up? Not always. I resented the continuous expectations

mum and baby

One-on-one time with your kids

Having alone time with each of your children is an opportunity to get to know them on a deeper level that shouldn't be missed.


'Sorry I broke your ornament'

A UK store is trying to track down a little girl who sent in an adorable note to apologise for breaking a Christmas bauble.

Kids fighting

Managing sibling rivalry

Arguments between siblings are inevitable, have a look at these tips for keeping the peace.


How to end the nagging

When kids want something, they'll ask..and ask...and ask. Here's how to stop the nagging with three simple words.

Harry Potter

Help - The evils of cartoons

Advice columnist Prudie counsels a woman whose son's friend is forbidden from watching cartoons and Harry Potter.

birthday party

Party invite dilemma

Why expecting parents to invite their child's whole class to their birthday party is a bad idea for kids.


Punishing a bully

What would you do if you found out your child was a bully? This father claims that publicly humiliating his son was the only thing that worked.

Grumpy girl

The 'spirited' child

Life with a challenging or "difficult" child doesn't have to be a perpetual battleground.

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