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Modern day jobs to prep your teen for life
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Modern day jobs to prep your teen for life

Far from pocket money spinners, Mel Hearse has chosen her kids' chores with an eye to their future lives when they've flown the family coop.

When is the right time to allow my child on social media?

4 minute read

Social media is a huge part of life for most adults, but even more so for tweens and teens. So how do you know when to allow them to start their online presence?

My kids stayed with their grandparents while I holidayed: Here's why I'll do it again

4 minute read

When Mel Hearse left her kids with their grandparents for two weeks to go on holiday, she was inundated by lazy parenting comments. But she wasn't simply taking up a free babysitting service as her critics assumed: Instead Mel - and parenting experts - say both her parents and her sons received a gift that will last a lifetime.

How can I monitor my child's mobile screen time?

3 minute read

When your child receives their first mobile phone, a conversation about limiting their screen time is due to take place. Psychologist and owner of Digital Nutrition, Jocelyn Brewer, gives her expert advice on how to tackle this minefield laden issue.

Life dilemma: What to do when a family member breaks your trust

4 minute read

There’s nothing quite like having your father walk you down the aisle but what about when he sells you down the river? Meghan Markle discovered the answer to that question the hard way this week, just days before her wedding to Prince Harry. Can you come back from such a huge betrayal? Registered psychologist, Seija Herat, believes we can, but advises it takes some effort.

Goggleboxers reveal 'The best advice my mum ever gave me'

4 minute read

Ahead of Mother's Day, the Goggleboxers share the best lessons the most important woman in their lives has taught them.

When is the right time to give my child a mobile phone?

5 minute read

Chances are if you're a parent you've had a child beg you for a mobile phone. But when is the right time to give your offspring their own device? Psychologist and owner of Digital Nutrition, Jocelyn Brewer, answers your biggest concerns.

It's a boy! First pictures of the newest royal

3 minute read

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have welcomed their third child.

Should you allow your teen to have a mixed-gender sleepover?

4 minute read

What do you do when your teen asks if they can invite both boys and girls to their sleepover? We ask an expert for advice.

Our top picks from the Peter Alexander kids clothing line

1 minute read

Peter Alexander has launched a kids and babies clothing line, available exclusively online.

I have bipolar: Here's how I dealt with parenting

5 minute read

A father of four, Richard Bryson reveals how he negotiated being a parent while struggling with his mental health.