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The not so hard and fast rules of parenting

When you are parenting your children there are no rules that you can follow. You are the one who has to come up with ways to raise your child to be a good person. Many people rely on some general parenting tips, but it is evident that this can only be achieved by suing unique methods which are determined by the age, gender, and attitude of

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Babies who leave the breast earlier could be more prone to Type 1 diabetes

New research suggests that children that are weaned from breast milk after just six months are much more likely to suffer from Type 1 diabetes compared to children that are allowed to breastfeed for a year. Interestingly enough, exposure to solids at the wrong time either before or after six months has also been linked to an increase in Type 1 diabetes.

New research has found that

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How a simple test can save babies lives

How a simple test can save babies lives

Within hours of him being born, Ralf Jones was displaying all the signs of a life threatening infection. He twice stopped breathing as well as having 2 seizures. Baby Ralf had developed the strain of meningitis caused by the Group B Strep infection. Thankfully, he has now recovered but the GBS has left its mark,

The sad fact is

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The great pocket money debate

Parents of kids in the age range of about eight to sixteen might find themselves at a loss (literally) if they’re trying to keep up with the Jones in terms of how much pocket money they give their kids and what sort of control they exercise over how it’s spent. There are quite a few different opinions on the subject, ranging from one extreme to the

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Reese Witherspoon loses friends due to post baby memory loss

Reese Witherspoon is said to be slowly losing friendships as a result of the memory loss that she suffered after she had her youngest child. The actress has two children, Deacon and Ava, from ex-husband Ryan Phillippe and last year she welcomed another child named Tennessee with her current husband Jim Toth.

The 37 year old admitted that it can be hard to keep up with three

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Preventing ADHD is better than trying to cure it

Preschoolers are often diagnosed as possibly developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) yet there are things that can be done to help prevent such a problem, like parent behaviour training. It is a well studied element that can greatly affect young minds. These programs are set in order to promote a better relationship between parents and kids, and can bring effective change in discipline and consequences.

These techniques usually

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Couples putting off families to get onto the property ladder

It would appear that the old term ‘population explosion’ won’t be applying to the UK in the near future. According to last week’s report from Rightmove, a large segment of the young married population is being forced to put plans for a family on hold because they simply won’t have room to grow.

Those couples who managed to get a foot on the bottom of the housing

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Pregnancy myths debunked

Any mother that finds out she is pregnant wants to make sure that she has the healthiest baby out there, but there are a few pregnancy myths that may have mothers quickly making their lives more uncomfortable then they need be. The following are a few myths that have been busted allowing modern woman a bit more comfort during pregnancy.

The first myth is centred on caffeine;

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Exposure to pollen during pregnancy can result in having asthmatic babies

Pregnant women that are exposed to pollen prior to labour are more likely to have children that suffer from severe asthma was a concerning headline that ran in many papers this week.

The news is based on a large study that took place in Sweden that was designed to narrow down the relationship between the few months of a child’s life and their exposure to pregnancy while

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Traditional baby names stay at the top for 2012

The most conventional baby names are the top ones in the top 20 list of baby names. A renowned baby-naming website has collected some statistics and has found that traditional names like Ethan and Ella are the ones dominating the list of newborn baby names.

The website, has revealed that vintage boys’ names like Jack, Charlie and Oliver are most favoured by the parents, while Alice,

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