Long-running study suggests lesbian parents raise children who behave and perform better than their peers
Children with lesbian parents grow into psychologically sound teenagers with fewer problem behaviours and better school results than their peers, say US researchers.
The children also had a more active social life, and were less likely than the children of heterosexual parents to break rules or show aggressive behaviour, reports the Telegraph.
The ... Continue reading
Wake up and smell the coffee. A caffeine pep-up is all in the mind say Bristol University Scientists
If your early morning nursery or school routine doesn’t start until you’ve had your cup of coffee, it may surprise you to hear that your first sip of the black stuff makes no difference to your daily alertness. It’s apparently all in your mind!
The stimulating effect that coffee gives its drinkers ... Continue reading
Phil Tuffnell and Hallmark kick off a Father’s Day ‘Daddy Dance Off’ tour today
If you are looking for something fun to do while your shopping, why not get your man to dig out his dancing shoes and take part in the ‘Daddy Dance Off’? Guaranteed to raise a smile with the children and if he wins, it could bag him the daddy of all ... Continue reading
Fancy good education, health and maternity leave? Head to Norway
Norway has been named the country with the best conditions for being a mum by the State Of The World’s Mother report.
It looked at 10 key factors including education, health, maternity leave and children’s wellbeing in 160 countries, with Norway topping the bill.
The country nudged ahead of Australia, Iceland and Sweden, ... Continue reading
Parents urged to spend more time playing with their children
If you find it have difficulty switching off from work when you're at home and struggle to make time to play with your children, you're not alone.
A new survey by Lego has found that over a third of parents describe family life as more frantic than fun, with just 26% of ... Continue reading
Website hopes to end misery of inappropriate gifts
A new website has launched in a bid to help grannies, godparents, uncles and aunties buy appropriate presents for children.
The Wicked Uncle Club lets users select a prize band, gender and age range and then handles the rest, including gift wrapping and handwritten greeting cards with experts on stand-by to write ... Continue reading
Lux1540 claims to permanently reduce post-pregnancy stretch marks by 75%
Every woman has her fair share of complaints about her body, whether it is hard-to-shift cellulite, bingo wings or muffin tops. However, stretch mark sufferers will be rejoicing today about the news of a medically approved laser treatment, which is about to be making its way to the UK.
The Lux1540 promises ... Continue reading
Author and psychologist Oliver James suggests working mums and daycare are the cause of children’s bad behavior
Oliver James, author of the 2002 parenting guide, “They F*** You Up”, is set to stir up the debate about working mothers and childcare with his new book. He suggests that working mums who leave their kids in daycare are responsible for their bad behaviour.
In the new book, “How Not to ... Continue reading
After a year of adoption interviews, council tells would-be-mum her medical history is a problem
Cancer survivor Claire O’Shea and husband Kris have been told they can’t adopt because of Claire’s medical history. The blow has come after the couple spent a year undergoing adoption interviews, with Claire having been in remission for five years, reports the Telegraph.
Claire, 38, is sterile after undergoing chemotherapy, radiotherapy and ... Continue reading
A new survey shows the majority of mums want to cut tax credits for higher earners
Just over half of mums in the UK believe child tax credits should only be given to families earning less than £50k a year, according to a new survey,
However, the poll, by family shopping club www.kidstart.co.uk, also revealed that 44% of parents wanted to keep tax credits for families earning over ... Continue reading
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