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Getting Kids Involved in Voluntary Work

There are a wide variety of charities and non-profit organisations in the UK who rely on help from volunteers to help keep their services running and costs down. Volunteers are of all ages and it’s something that kids can get involved in too! Read more

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Keeping Kids Drug Free

Ideas on raising drug free kids including tips for establishing and enforcing rules, getting them involved in healthy activities, and setting a good example. Read more

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Developing Good Oral Hygiene

Developing good oral hygiene is your first line of defence for healthy teeth and gums. This article advises parents on developing good oral hygiene with their children. Read more

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Coping with a New Sibling

Adjusting to a new sibling in the family can be a tricky time. Find out how toddlers typically react, how to prepare them for change and what to do when a new baby arrives. Read more

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Raising Happy Kids

Parents may not be able to make their children happy, but they can certainly raise their children to be healthy, confident and resilient. This article provides tips for raising healthy, confident and resilient children who will be inclined to lead happy lives. Read more

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Psoriasis in Children

A look at psoriasis, or plaque psoriasis — a condition that causes patches of red, scaly skin, including tips for helping kids understand and manage the condition. Read more

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Sibling Conflicts

Sibling conflicts are common, if unpleasant, occurrences. This article describes sources of sibling conflicts, steps to avoiding sibling conflicts, and ways to mediate and resolve sibling conflicts. Read more

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Overcoming Shyness

Many children display signs of shyness. This article offers advice on easing shy children through social situations, and offers tips to parents on supporting children attempting to overcome shyness. Read more

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Glasses, Braces, and Self Esteem

Ideas about encouraging children and teens to celebrate their unique talents and skills instead of focusing merely on looks and worrying about being “different.” Read more

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Orthodontic Treatments

A look at orthodontic treatments to correct malocclusion, or dental misalignments. Includes information about treatment options as well advancements in orthodontic appliances. Read more

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Age Appropriate Chores

Children learn responsibility from helping with chores around the house and garden. Discover age appropriate chores in this article. Read more

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Keeping Kids Smoke Free

Over 100,000 UK teens begin smoking each year. This article discusses methods to keep your child from starting to smoke, and hints on how to help your child quit. Read more

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Music Lessons

A look at music lessons for children including tips on teaching methods, proper age for beginners, appropriate instruments, and parental guidance. Read more

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Talking to Kids About Illness

Speaking with your children about an illness can be an awful experience. This article suggests methods of talking to kids about illness, and offers advice on finding support when needed. Read more

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Raising Courteous Kids

Raising courteous kids will be a breeze after reading the tips offered in this article. From the Golden Rule to table manners, this article helps parents to etiquette success. Read more

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Talking to Kids About Death

Talking to kids about death can be both frightening and confusing. This article describes why talking to children about death is important, and offers hints for helping your talk go smoothly. Read more

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Career Guidance for Teens

Recent studies show that most teens hope to be happy in their future careers. This article describes advice and support parents can give to their teens as they discuss option for future careers and offer career guidance. Read more

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Obesity in Teens

Worried that your teen could be obese? Find out the leading causes of obesity and what you, as parents, can do to help your teen. Read more

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Talking About Adoption

Discussing a child’s adoption is something that every parent must go about in their own way. This article describes reasons for discussing an adoption, and gives hints for talking with your children and others about adoption. Read more

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Encouraging a Healthy Attitude

Teenagers are faced with a variety of decisions every day, and not all of them lead to a healthy lifestyle. Discuss healthy attitudes and activities with your teen to make sure you both understand all aspects of a healthy life. Read more

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Talking to Kids About Divorce

Talking to children about divorce can be an ordeal. This article describes methods of talking to your children to generate a productive, reassuring discussion and helping them through this initial surprise. Read more

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Persistent Ear Infections

It’s no fun being susceptible to persistent ear infections. Find out why some children may have an increased risk and the symptoms involved. Read more

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Learning to Swim

Learning to swim can be a scary and frustrating experience for children. This article presents a few points to consider when your child begin swimming lessons. Read more

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Hearing Problems

A look at hearing problems in infants and children, including causes, methods of diagnosis, and possible treatment options. Read more

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Specs vs Contact Lenses

If your kids need glasses, what are the best options and should you consider contact lenses? Discover the facts about glasses and lenses. Read more

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Dyslexia in Children

A look at the signs that may indicate that a child or adult is dyslexic, divided by age group. Encourages parents to seek a professional diagnosis. Read more

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Talking to Kids About Sex

A quick guide for parents about talking to their children about sex. Includes advice on approaching the topic in small, manageable doses. Read more

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Children and Mobile Phones

This article discusses basic steps parents can take to keep their children safe, such as discussing when, where and how they use their phones, as well as installing tracking software on the phones. Read more

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Music and Movement

A look at the benefits of music and movement, whether at home or enrollment in organized classes for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Read more

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Visual Problems

Visual impairments vary between easily corrected to a severe handicap. This article describes common visual impairments in the UK, and offers advice on how to have visual impairments diagnosed. Read more

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Beat Winter Lethargy

Boredom often sets in for even the most imaginative of children in the winter. This article offers a selection of activities to help beat winter lethargy. Read more

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Stuttering in Children

Stuttering in children can be a real worry to parents. Find out why it occurs, what you can do about it and how you can do the best to help your child. Read more

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Teenager Depression

A look at depression in teenagers — the symptoms, causes, and treatments. Includes tips for helping your teenage child cope with depression. Read more

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The Importance of Exercise for Kids

A look at the importance of exercise for kids — stresses the physical, emotional, and social benefits of exercise. Includes advice for incorporating activity into the lives of kids and families. Read more

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Clumsy Children and Dyspraxia

All children are clumsy sometimes, but for some children, the condition dyspraxia could be the underlying cause. Find out all about it, the symptoms and treatment. Read more

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Promoting Teen Health

This article discusses methods of showing your teenager the meaning of a healthy lifestyle, and encouraging healthful living in their daily lives. Read more

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Teaching Sharing

A guide to teaching young children to share and take turns. Offers ideas to help ease children into becoming generous with their belongings. Read more

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Speech Therapy

Nearly 5% of children entering school in the UK have speech, language or swallowing difficulties. This article answers a variety of questions commonly asked about speech therapy for children. Read more

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Social Anxiety Disorder

Many people may confuse suffering from social anxiety disorder with being shy. This article explains social anxiety disorder including common symptoms, causes and available treatments. Read more

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Developing Self Esteem

Self esteem is a gift parents give to their children. This article advises adults on traits displayed by children and teens with high and low self esteem, and offers tips on increasing self esteem in children when needed. Read more

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Setting Ground Rules For Teens

Discussing ground rules with your teenager will help everyone in the family understand what is expected of them. This article highlights common issues that should be addressed during these discussions. Read more