Parenting Tips

Here's The Advice Every New Parent Needs To Know

Jen Barton | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Parents

They say parenting is lots of things. The most important job you can have. And also the hardest. Some say parenting is the most rewarding thing you ca...

Great Expectations Of Being A New Parent

Helen Miller | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Parents
Helen Miller

For most of us, we change as people when we become parents. On the whole we grow and become better people. However in the transition period, that change in who we are, our identity, can cause great confusion. Once a confident and independent adult, you begin to question your abilities. Failing it appears, is not an option.

Four Things Every Parent Can Do To Ensure Their Children Get The Best Education

Lucy Parsons | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Parents
Lucy Parsons

Now I work as a coach helping students to develop their study skills so they can get the top grades in their exams. I'm also mother to two primary age children. Today I want to share with you 4 things that every parent can do to ensure their children get the best education possible.

Tackling The Trolls: Protecting Children From Cyberbullies

Nicholas Shaw | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Parents
Nicholas Shaw

This generation never knew a world without the Internet. With near on constant connection with their peers, social media has taken a dominant role in school age socialising. But much of this is invisible to us as parents.

Food Before One Is Just For Fun ... Fun For Who?

Angela Corpe | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Parents
Angela Corpe

So who, exactly, is having all this fun with food while I'm daydreaming about burning my baby cook books while drinking neat vodka? Ooh, yes, fire risk, not a great idea ... red wine, I'll dream about red wine for now.

Flying With Kids: My Top Five Secrets For Stress-Free Travel

Jo Wimble-Groves | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Parents
Jo Wimble-Groves

ier. I'm paranoid about forgetting something important and of course, I always do (my son's swimming shorts). But, I also have to remember that as long as we have medication and contact lenses, we will survive! It may have taken me seven years to figure out but I think I've finally cracked the best way to fly with children and I wanted to share some of my tips.

Britain's Weirdest Pregnancy Cravings Revealed

Emily Street | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Parents
Emily Street

I've heard it all, from ladies who tell me how desperate they are to drink blood to those who also end up with cravings for certain smells, like creosote on fence panels or for the aroma of their pet's feet.

Eight Tips For Learning Not To Judge Others

Michelle Pannell | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Parents
Michelle Pannell

One of the things I have discovered whilst travelling to new countries in the last few years is that even though on the surface situations might look so different, we are more alike than different. At the end of the day all the mothers I have met just want the best for their children.

Toddler Groups: A Survival Guide

Terry-Ann Kibbles | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Parents
Terry-Ann Kibbles

There are two types of parents in the world: those who enjoy taking their children to play groups and those who would rather gouge out their own eyes with a rusty spoon than spend two hours in a dusty church hall surrounded by rampaging toddlers and colicky babies.

Top Ten Toddler Time-Saving Tips

Suzanne Treharne | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Parents
Suzanne Treharne

Well enough is enough. Mummy needs some quality me/gin-drinking/Ryan Gosling watching time so I've worked out the ten best ways to save time when rearing a toddler.

ADD....So What Now Mum?

Leanne Brown | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK Parents
Leanne Brown

One thing I think is true of parents who raise children with special needs and disabilities is the constant effort to do what is best for your child and sometimes these decisions can upset the normal routines and daily life.

Dear Control Freak Mum

Susie Weaver | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Parents
Susie Weaver

They're children. You're their mother. All they want is for you to relax. Your house is never going to look anything like the White Company catalogue and does it really matter? You're making everyone miserable, especially yourself.

An Olympic Approach to Parenting

Shakira Akabusi | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Parents
Shakira Akabusi

How many times have you sat down to watch the Olympic Games and thought 'I know exactly how that feels'? Not often right, but perhaps we as parents should. It struck me recently that parenting is actually not dissimilar to this sporting event, with numerous hurdles, sprints and relay's taking place all the time.

Fatherhood and Farming: Raising a Family in the Countryside

JB Gill | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Parents
JB Gill

Experience of the countryside is all about opportunity for me. It's a chance to look at life boiled down to its simplest form and better still, see things from a different view. Whether a career in the countryside is for you, or you just want to eat great food, one thing is for sure, understanding our environment is a good thing for everybody.

How to Have Happy Kids

Nic Williams | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Parents
Nic Williams

Like all parents I try my best to do what I think is right. No doubt I mess up at times, I might be raising financially illiterate kids (the signs are otherwise; my son is a keen negotiator when buying records). My main motivation is to try and make my kids childhood as stressfree as I possible. I'd be interested to know what approach you take.

Label the Action, Never the Child

Katharine Hill | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Parents
Katharine Hill

We all wear labels from our past; some are easier to read than others. As parents we have an important role in shaping our children's character and bringing correction when it is needed. But as we do that, let's ensure that above all, what they hear loudly and clearly are positive words that will form their identity and build their character for years to come.

Why Children Misbehave When a New Baby Arrives - and How to Help

Sarah Ockwell-Smith | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Parents
Sarah Ockwell-Smith

If you find yourself in this situation you need to prioritise your toddler or preschooler over your newborn, because they are hurting. Really, really hurting. Their whole world has turned upside down and inside out and they are experiencing grief like never before.

Dear Dad

Judy Reith | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Parents
Judy Reith

I remember the sound of the tea in your throat as you swallowed it, and you said you remember that of Grandpa too. I remember wanting to be able to make tea for you, and wanting to learn to like tea so I could drink it with my daddy.

Can Babies and Toddlers Manipulate Their Parents?

Sarah Ockwell-Smith | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Parents
Sarah Ockwell-Smith

The idea of children manipulating their parents via their behaviour, be that crying at night, or tantruming during the day, implies that not only are the children capable of such schemes, but that they also possess a degree of machiavellianism. In reality neither is true.

Of Fussy Eaters And Two-Way Respect

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Parents
Jacqueline Koay

My 60 kg 16-year-old daughter is strictly a carnivore. She eats greens under sufferance, namely to neutralise the acidity of the meat she eats. She of...

Updated CV: CEM, Chief Executive Mum at Household Inc

Meagan Jukes | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Parents
Meagan Jukes

Parents do not get enough credit for having children. Becoming a parent is the hardest job in the world, however companies and employers do not appreciate the skills parents have gained. Especially woman returning from maternity leave or from being a Stay-at-Home Mum - they are considered a done and dusted vegetable head.

Stand Like A Winner

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Parents
Jacqueline Koay

As a yoga teacher, I often say, "Your body is your emotional signature." It actually started from my wise eccentric grandmother who told me a long t...

Three Classic Business Tips That Can Persuade a Feral Toddler to Do Stuff

Harry Oram | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Parents
Harry Oram

My toddler is the fiercest CEO I've ever pitched to. He can cut through the clutter faster than a well maintained chainsaw in the hands of a zombie apocalypse survivor. If I'm trying to cajole him into doing something, he doesn't want to hear a weak sales pitch.

If I Could Just Go Back For One Day

Helen Sandle | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Parents
Helen Sandle

We've been reminiscing a lot lately. Not sure why, other than my husband has set up an Instagram account purely to embarrass the children. So, photogr...

Eight Common Baby Myths You Might Believe (And Why You Shouldn't)

Sarah Ockwell-Smith | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Parents
Sarah Ockwell-Smith

There are so many parenting myths in circulation in society. I'm sure you've come across many yourself. Many are obviously myths and therefore easy to ignore. Others however seem far more ingrained and sound far more plausible. The plausibility and popularity of some of the top parenting myths cause a great deal of misunderstanding, and often stress, for vulnerable new parents.