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Parenting

How to harness the power of boredom to fill your children’s free time

While writing The Science of Boredom, psychologist Sandi Mann discovered just how much a child can achieve when we let their minds wander. Looking at her own son’s imaginative inventions, perhaps we shouldn’t become too […]

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How to sneak more vegetables into your children’s food

Getting your children to eat a well-balanced diet can be a serious challenge, and it can cause serious tantrums at dinnertime. With these healthy recipes for sneaky mums, taken from Samantha Quinn’s new book, feeding […]

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Sex education for the 21st century guy

In a world of the ongoing conversation about consent highlighted by #MeToo, where can young men get a reliable, healthy understanding of sex? In Respect, Swedish writer and sex education expert Inti Chavez-Perez talks directly to […]

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Should we be concerned about videogames?

Alexander Kriss is a psychotherapist and the author of Universal Play. Here, he asks whether we should be concerned about videogames. Are the claims often made in the media correct? What does our relationship with games […]

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting Again

You’ve been pregnant before, but that doesn’t mean that your second pregnancy will be the same. For some, their pregnancies are very similar; for others they are like chalk and cheese. No matter how similar […]

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The Power of Reading Aloud

A miracle occurs when one person reads to another, when words on a page are transformed into dynamic quests that move the heart, brain and imagination. Grounded in neuroscience and behavioural research, The Enchanted Hour […]

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How to Tell If Your Child Has a Sleep Problem

Clinical psychologists and authors Rachel Hiller and Michael Gradisar have helped hundreds of children (and their parents) to sleep better through the night. In this edited excerpt from Helping Your Child With Sleep Problems, they […]

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How to Change the Language Around Dyslexia

Dyslexia in the modern world There is a sea change in terms of attitudes to dyslexia, as shown by the growing numbers of famous and successful dyslexics speaking out about their own dyslexia. People succeed […]

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How to not mess up parenting your teenage daughter

Sometimes the best place to start is with our mistakes so here’s a list of classic teen parenting mishaps. Fortunately, children are really good at letting us know when we’re getting it wrong! See how […]

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There’s No Need to Dread the Teen Years

Parents need not dread the teen years — and nor should children — yet many do.  We remember what we were like in our teens and hear what other’s teens get up to and we […]

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Time to Help Your Parents

Life expectancy is on the rise, and they say 70 is the new 50. People are living longer, but there is, inevitably, a point when most of us have to face the fact that Mum […]

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Play to your strengths in work and life

It’s common to feel stuck in a rut at some point in your life, but there are ways to re-centre yourself and begin moving in the right direction. In Already Brilliant, Rachel Bridge provides practical […]

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