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It is a parenting debate as old as ‘breast is best’, and it seems the working mum versus stay-at-home mum argument is rearing its head yet again; and this time, working mums come out on top.  According to new research by LSE and Oxford University, the young children of working mums have a better grasp […]

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More than 50% of parents with a perinatal mental illness  contemplated taking their own lives while they were ill, a charity report has found. On top of this, 80% of the 1,047 parents who had experienced a mental illness during pregnancy or after birth surveyed by PANDAS Foundation (Pre And Postnatal Depression Advice and Support)  believe there is not enough […]

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John Lewis has offered parents and children an explanation about why it wasn’t Santa who brought a girl her new trampoline in their 2016 Christmas advert. The advert, which people are calling #BusterTheDog, shows a dad building a trampoline ready for his daughter Bridget to see in the morning. However some parents have claimed it has “ruined […]

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A boarding school has told parents to “moderate” their eight-year-old son’s blonde hair.  Logan Taylor-Johnstone, from Reigate, Surrey, began Year 4 with a similar hairstyle to the one he had last year, except his hair was lighter and a bit longer.  Teachers at Royal Alexandra and Albert boarding school said his hair was too “extreme” and didn’t fit […]

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Parents are being urged to vaccinate their children against flu this winter in the “largest ever” flu vaccine drive.  Public Health England (PHE) states more than four million children are being offered the vaccine this year, which is 600,000 more than last year. The vaccine, a free nasal spray, is offered to two- to four-year-olds, […]

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Children searching for advice and support about cyberbullying soars in October just after kids have returned to school, statistics have shown.  In 2015, there were eight times as many Google searches for the term during this autumn month (134,000), compared to the summer months July and August (17,000).  The statistics were pulled together by Internet Matters, […]

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A mum claims her daughter was excluded from school lessons on her first day back because she has blonde highlights, which she believes are “invisible” to the naked eye. Kelly Carney, 39, from Wallasey, Merseyside, said her 15-year-old daughter Faye Carney was banned from lessons and put in internal exclusion on Tuesday 6 September over the £60 dye.  […]

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There has been a “sharp rise” in the number of children contacting Childline about online porn, the NSPCC has warned. Childline revealed they’ve seen a 60% increase year on year in the number of counselling sessions children have had after seeing porn online. The helpline provided 844 counselling sessions about the issue last year, up from 529 […]

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A mum has spoken out about how she was shamed for breastfeeding in a restaurant by her parents.  Kelly Stanley, 23, from the US, said her nine-month-old daughter Maya was getting “irritable” during dinner so she pulled her shirt down and fed her. “Someone at the dinner table then grabs one of those cloth napkins […]

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A pregnant mother whose baby died from sepsis has made a heartbreaking video hoping to raise awareness of the condition. Melissa Mead’s one-year-old son William died on 14 December 2014.  In June 2015, a coroner revealed he had died from sepsis (blood poisoning), caused by a chest infection he had in the weeks before he died, […]

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