How do children feel about divorce?
It is better for the children if they are made aware their
parents are talking about a divorce.
When a couple decide to get a divorce, they usually have some
weighty reasons for parting.
Finding out you're going to be a dad is a life-changing moment, but along with the excitement, you may feel daunted. So how can you prepare yourself for the arrival of your newborn?
Fathers play an important role in bring...
While everyone should try to drink more water during summer, for pregnant women staying hydrated is even more important.
Carrying a baby bump around is hot work whatever the weather. But in the height of summer, it can be especially tough.
If you're going to use a potty (and not everyone does) let your child pick one out.
A new survey from the nappy manufacturer Kimberly-Clark found that one in six mums felt under pressure to potty train their children and push them to be dry.
Want to get rid of your pregnancy pounds? We look at exercises that can help you get your figure back.
Getting back in shape after a baby can be tough.
As a new mum, you're coping with sleepless nights and caring for your child 24/7, which m...
The first test-tube baby will be 25 this year. So how
far have we come? With suggestions that IVF (in-vitro fertilisation) babies are
more likely to have genetic disorders, and success rates still low, is it worth
Louise Brown wa...
You need to confirm whether your child is merely being high spirited, or are they insecure and seeking your attention at whatever cost?
As any parent knows, there are times when every child misbehaves. But are parents now giving their ch...
Some people born with autism go on to achieve great
things. But campaigners say that the majority aren't given the opportunity to
fulfil their potential.
Courses can help people with autism realise their
Child prescriptions for the behavioural drug Ritalin
rocketed again in the UK last year. But is this down to wider treatment of
attention disorders, or a more disturbing trend of keeping kids under control
with psychoactive drugs?
A third of children have bad teeth despite recent improvements in dental health among children. The NHS Dental Epidemiology Programme, conducted by Liverpool John Moores University, found that one in three 12-year-olds had either decayed, missing or ...
The most frequent food allergies are to milk, eggs, fish, nuts, citrus fruit and tomatoes.
Allergies in children are on the rise. It's estimated that between 6 and 8 per cent of children under three in Europe and North America h...
Protecting children from the sun reduces the risk of skin
cancer developing later.
Why is it important to protect children from the sun?
Too much sun is particularly harmful to young children,
who should be kept out of ...
One particular problem for both parents and children is that
the symptoms are often worse at night.
The number of children in the UK with asthma has
increased significantly in the last few decades.
It's thought that rates are...
With so much still unknown, the Department of Health says young children should only use mobiles in emergencies.
Almost 9 out of 10 children in the UK now have a mobile phone, and while they can be beneficial in helping children stay in touch ...
Bathtime can provide a great way for parents to bond with their babies and establish a routine.
Bathtime should be fun as well as a practical way to keep your baby clean.
We speak to Emma Laing, midwife for baby charity, Tommy's, and Dr Tho...
Taking a newborn on holiday may seem like every parent’s
nightmare. But with a little preparation, experts say it is possible to travel
safely and in comfort with young babies.
Worries that your baby won't settle may put yo...
Since the Chinese made the first fireworks in the ninth century, exploding them at New Year to ward off evil spirits, fireworks have continued to provide a spectacular source of enjoyment.
But they can be dangerous, and every year hundreds of peopl...
There’s something about hitting toddler age that
transforms your once gurgling, contented little bundle into a foot-stamping,
head-banging creature from the Planet Tantrum. Here we look at coping
strategies for some of the major events in...
Allergies are on the increase.
From dust mites to airborne pollen, shellfish to hair
dye – over the course of a lifetime, we have around a 33 per cent chance of
having an allergic reaction to something. And numbers are on the rise.
'Where do babies come from?' is a question many parents dread, and few want to answer. So what’s the best way to tell your kids about the birds and the bees?
At what age should you first talk to children about sex?
For those with school-aged children, the six-week
summer holiday can seem a daunting prospect. But, with a little forward
planning, it can be action-packed and fun for the whole family. Here are a few
ideas to get your kids off the couch.
You may be looking forward to the arrival of a new baby, but some members of your household may be less than enthusiastic. Cats and dogs can become stressed and unhappy, causing problems for you and baby. So what are the risks and can pets and babi...
Home is where the heart is, but it could also be making
you and your family sick. Here are some simple changes that you can make, to
benefit your health.
Cats are the most common animal to cause allergy in
Nearly one in ten primary school children in the UK suffers from head lice at any time. It makes sense to prepare yourself and your children for any potential future invasions. Luckily there are more ways to stay bug-free than simply dousing yourself...
Give the new school year a healthy start by packing your
children's lunchboxes with some fresh, nutritious foods. They will give your
children more energy and help them concentrate more
Building blocks of a healthy lunchbox ...
Family healthy eating menus need to be simple, flexible and
fit in with everyone's routine.
Feeding a family and keeping everyone healthy can feel like a
The trick is to plan ahead and work smart.
To shed a few po...
Birthmarks may affect up to one in three people, but
they can still draw unwanted attention. What causes them, and what treatment
options are available?
Birthmarks are common, but many fade by adulthood.
Not all birthmarks...
First-borns are conscientious and they often take life seriously.
Let them have a childhood, and don't burden them with adult issues or parental expectation.
Involve them in peer-group situations and encourage sharing by...
A 'skinny pill' for overweight children is creating a
furore in the US at the moment, but could diet drugs soon join Ritalin and
Prozac as cures for modern ills on both sides of the Atlantic?
Ten percent of six year olds in the UK and ...