Kids Do Travel encouraging youngsters to enjoy the summer outdoors

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With recent statistics revealing that British children spend less than 30 minutes per week playing outdoors, it is more important than ever for parents to encourage their kids to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. Summer is in full swing and the time has never been better for families to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. Kids Do Travel is helping parents do just this

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Is an only child really a lonely child? Not according to a new survey

In times gone by, the number of children produced by a couple hinged more on chance and physical proclivity, i.e. the ability to reproduce on the part of both parents, than it did on any personal choice. Of course in many societies and circumstances there are any number of reasons for and against a large brood of offspring, but in today’s world the general feeling

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New campaign aids to get kids to put down the gadgets and play properly

A brand new campaign calledPledge 2 Play has been launched by the directors of two leading creative brands for kids. The two are Jennifer Duthie, who was recently a nominated finalist in the Shell Livewire awards in the Entrepreneur of the Year category and Aly Cranston.

Jennifer from Skribbies and Aly fro the Rainy Day Box Co have come together through their mutual

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Overcoming the problems of becoming a step parent

There are a very large number of single parents out there and many of these are attempting to find a significant other to share their lives with and maybe eventually even get married to. This can be an issue, however, because once they do then the children have to adjust to a new parent in the house and this raises a lot of authority issues

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Make sure this freshers week that the air they breathe is also fresh

Make sure this freshers week that the air they breathe is also fresh

Buy a carbon monoxide alarm to ward of potential danger to your child’s life

Has your son or daughter taken gone off to university lately and moved into rented accommodation? Martin Clayton, the owner of a company making monoxide alarms says you must make sure their rooms are fitted with such

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Losing weight too fast can lead to anorexia is teens according to experts

People who are obese, a category that includes approximately 23% of the UK’s population, are subject to a number of problems both physical and psychological, but when they lose a lot weight over a short period of time, they may have even more problems. The results of a study conducted by researchers at Minnesota’s Mayo Clinic were published this month in the journal Paediatrics, and

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New self-help book aims to plug the gaps in the English language

Jill Bray drew on her years of experience in researching and teaching the English language, her greatest expertise and love, and wrote English Essentials Explained: How to Properly Master the English Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation – and so much more, which is a 160-pages self-help book.

This book, which costs £8 + shipping and is available from Amazon or from Jill Bray’s website http://englishessentialsexplained.com, is

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Brain freeze season is upon us

At the start of the summer you might have seen one of the many articles that discussed ice cream headaches and how they might be related to migraines.

The bad news is that this research study was actually misguided and it actually tells us nothing about migraines. At the same time, it does potentially identify a new research tool which at least could be helpful

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Children with two parents have increased brain cell production as adults

New research is proving that when it comes to parenting having two parents instead of one almost always helps to increase adult brain cell production. As part of a study conducted by the Hotchkiss Brain Institute at the University of Calgary researchers took a look at adult brain cell production and found that early parental exposure might have a large role in determining production levels.

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Accepting the fact that the perfect parent simply doesn’t exist

It is really easy to start to think that you are ‘messing up’ as a parent. After all, with so many parenting articles on the web that are supposed to be educational that explain how parents mess their children up and are doing everything wrong it can be easy to start to get a bit down.

However, if you take a close look at authors

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