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Four ideas for a fun family reunion

Four ideas for a fun family reunion

As the lockdown restrictions start to relax cautiously, you might be planning on hosting a family reunion later on in the summer. Doing this will allow you to catch up properly with your family and celebrate getting through the tough coronavirus lockdown. However, hosting a family reunion does take some planning to ensure that everyone has an enjoyable time. To ensure that your party is memorable for all the right reasons, here are four ideas for a fun family reunion that you should include.

  1. Food

Food is an essential part of any get-together, allowing people...

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Referrals from NSPCC helpline about child abuse double in the South West - sparking Christmas warning

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 12/24/2020 - 12:29pm

Concerns about child abuse have soared since national lockdown measures were first introduced, the NSPCC has found – with the average monthly number of referrals from the charity’s helpline on the issue increasing by over 100% in the South West.

The NSPCC has analysed its data from April to November and has found that the level of concern about emotional abuse, neglect, and physical abuse remain well above the pre-pandemic average.

Since April, the helpline has received 31,359 contacts from adults across the UK anxious about child abuse or neglect, referring half (50%)...

Things You Need To Know Before Looking For A Pet Dog

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Fri, 12/18/2020 - 12:49am

You have every reason to consider bringing a new pet home. However, your choice of a pet can make a huge difference in your comfort levels as well as in your personal life. Did you get a chance to watch His Dark Materials? This is where everyone has an animal “demon” that represents their soul. Whatever animal you choose might be a representation of your nature, personality, or characteristics. But there’s an animal that has surpassed them all.

Dogs have for the longest time been described as man’s best friends but there’s more to a dog than meets the eyes. Dogs are loyal,...

Three ways to deal with your daughter's (seemingly) strange boyfriend

Parenting is a process that can be quite emotionally draining and mentally taxing. When your children start developing romantic interests , this process becomes even more stressful. If you have a daughter, the worries are multiplied. Fortunately, you can somewhat put those worries to rest by implementing any of the following three suggestions.

1. Ask her about the relationship

Relationships are extremely touchy subjects with almost every teenager out there. They often find it particularly uncomfortable when a parent tries to get involved in their love life. However, as a...

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Divorce on the rise?

According to the Office of National Statistics there was an 18% rise in divorces in 2019.

Figures just released indicate that both same sex couples and opposite sex couples saw an increase in divorce and/or dissolution.

There were 107,599 opposite-sex divorces in 2019, an increase of 18.4% from 90,871 in 2018 and the highest since 2014. For same-sex divorces the figure doubled from 822 to 428 since 2018.

Director Rachel Buckley from The Family Law Company said: “Although these figures do seem to indicate a significant increase, in fact many of these divorce matters...

Simple Games to Play With Your Family During Weekends

With quarantining coming back for another round, then it is imperative to find new and creative things to do with your family while at home on the weekends. Sure, the weekdays can be filled with routine. With children taking classes online and parents working, the weekdays can go fast and can be easier than the weekends. With everyone off work and out of school on the weekends, then times can become challenging with everyone crammed together into one house.

Luckily, there are ample amounts of options out there to alleviate boredom and to keep everyone in the house sane and having...

5 things to pack for a winter walk with the kids

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Wed, 10/28/2020 - 10:08am

It's that time of year when the leaves are turning, there's a fresh crisp breeze in the air, and being outside is just magical, especially with kids.

Nature Is Good For Kids

Being outside in this weather may seem a little crazy, especially if the weather turns a little rainy, but during autumn and winter in the UK, many kids (and adults) don't get enough vitamin D, which is essential for a healthy immune system. If only for that fact alone, getting outside with the kids and enjoying nature is vital!

If you're looking to take an autumnal or winter walk with your kids and...

How to Create and Maintain Better Sleeping Habits for your Toddler

Authored by Alex Thomas
Posted: Mon, 10/19/2020 - 10:44am

Anyone who has watched Supernanny on TV will know how hard it is dealing with a toddler who doesn’t want to go to bed. Whether they like it or not, toddlers need their sleep.

Nothing is more distressing than an overtired toddler who simply won’t give in to sleep. Uncomfortable for you and your family, but also for the child who needs its sleep, children just need to know they need their rest, and that you are going to make sure they get it.

It might sound reasonable, but we know it’s much more complicated than it sounds. So let’s take a look at how to create and maintain...

Important Steps to Take Before Your Child Starts Going to School

The start of the educational journey is exciting for everyone. Children vary in their learning paces and levels. They also differ in how they psychologically prepare for big social and cultural interactions in schools. This is why parents should give due attention to the preschool phase. Entering a new environment means new interactions, activities, rights, and responsibilities.

Going to school for the first time can be stressful for kids. To have your child adapting to the new world of school, many skills need to be honed before enrollment. Here are some essential steps to be...

All You Need to Know About Your Baby's First Year

A lot of people endorse the fact that motherhood is hard, but they don’t talk enough about the priceless, beautiful moments that every mom witnesses throughout this journey. The changes that babies experience in their first year are the most fundamental in their lives. That is why every mother should know everything about her newborn from when they are delivered until their first birthday.

As a mom, you should know what to expect in every stage in your little one’s first year and how to deal with it properly. Whether you’re feeding your baby now, putting them to sleep, or...

How To Pick The Right Toothbrush For Your Child

Authored by Alex Thomas
Posted: Sat, 10/17/2020 - 10:43am

Manual, electric, all singing and dancing toothbrushes - there are so many to choose from! Then there’s choosing the right one for your child.

We all understand the importance of oral hygiene , but getting your little one on board and excited about brushing their teeth can be challenging. However, if we arm our children with the right equipment and tools for the job, we can help them find the fun!

With toothbrush heads, bristles, toothpaste, dental wipes and so much more to consider, knowing which toothbrush to go for is a job in itself.

To make it easier, here...

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