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A toddler who was innocently chatting away to a lion through the glass of his zoo enclosure had no idea what would happen when he turned his back. The boy, said to be from Japan, was staring at the lion who was sat quietly on the other side of his enclosure. YouTube When the toddler […]

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A dad who felt he had “failed” his son for not confronting a stranger about their mistaken beliefs about Down’s syndrome, has received global support for his emotional video response. Robb Scott, from Canada, whose five-year-old son Turner has Down’s syndrome, spoke passionately to the camera about the stereotypes children can face. He recorded the […]

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Children love making crafts during the school holidays, and this one is simple yet adorable. Make a gorgeous pop-up chick card – as you open the card his little beak will open and then close again as it is shut. You could add a speech bubble to make him say an Easter greeting too. You […]

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A council in England has has temporarily abolished automatic fines for parents taking their kids on holiday during term time. Derbyshire County Council has changed its rules while awaiting for the Supreme Court’s ruling on the fines given to parents. Pupils in the area will be allowed to go on a term-time holiday as long as […]

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An artist is using his skills to cheer up children in hospital, by giving them customised “tattoo sleeves”. Benjamin Lloyd, 25, from New Zealand, shared pictures on Facebook showing him giving his friend’s son a customised ‘tattoo sleeve’, featuring skulls and roses. “Nothing brings me more joy than boosting a kid’s confidence with a custom tattoo,” […]

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A mum has written a heartfelt tribute to her son’s non-biological dad, praising him for being the father he “didn’t have to be”. Imgur user ‘Poopjustpoop’ uploaded a gallery with a series of photos of herself, her son and her boyfriend, explaining how the couple met. “One and a half years ago my son’s father […]

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A mum turned her family home into a Christmas wonderland for an entire weekend to earn a rare smile from her daughter. Emily Orchard, 15, was diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorder this August. Her mum Karen Orchard, 42, says Emily’s condition means it is rare for her to show she is enjoying herself. So she pulled […]

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Parents have been warned about toys that could present potential hazards to children throughout the summer. The non-profit organisation World Against Toys Causing Harm (W.A.T.C.H.), which lists toy hazards and recalls around the world, revealed the top 10 “worst” toys that could cause “serious injury” in their annual report. At a conference at Franciscan Children’s Centre […]

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Introducing your children to new experiences and seeing their delight and wonder is one of the joys of parenthood. From squelching your toes in mud to chasing after grasshoppers and butterflies on a summer day, these are the memories your children – and you – will cherish into their adulthood. Paul McGee via Getty Images […]

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Mother’s Day gifts from young children are so much more appreciated if they have that personal touch. Before kids grow up and have the funds to buy flowers or presents themselves, the fruits of a secret weekend craft session with an adult are sure to go down a treat. We’ve found some Mother’s Day craft […]

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