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Why The Stigma Surrounding Single Parents Who Aren’t The Primary Caregiver Needs To Be Addressed

In 2016, there should be no shame about being a single parent who doesn’t have primary care of their child. According to single parent charity Gingerbread, there are around two million single parents in the UK. That accounts for a quarter of families with dependent children, which means there are many mums or dads who have children,…


How To Talk To Your Children About Politics (And Donald Trump)

In times of tumultuous politics, many parents question whether they should discuss world events with their young family members, or if it’s best to just leave children out of it all together. In previous generations, kids might have been excluded from ‘grown-up’ conversations, but with the growth of social media the NSPCC warns children are being…


Nine-Year-Old Boy Hailed A Hero After Catching Baby Brother Who Fell Off Changing Table

A nine-year-old has been hailed a “hero” after he caught his baby brother when he fell off a 4ft changing table.  The moment Joseph Levia, from Florida, sprang to action when his mum, Tila Levia, briefly turned her back to tend to her other child, was captured on CCTV. The footage shows Joseph’s 11-month-old brother rolling over…


The Kenny Approach: How A Girl Raised The Emotional Wellbeing Of Pupils At School With A Booklet

A 12-year-old girl developed a workbook for children at her school to help pupils explore their feelings and be confident talking about their mental health. Cerys Kenny, who was 10 at the time, wanted to help children at Longwood Primary Academy in Essex overcome anger and cope a little better when they were having a hard time.  The workbook was…


Giovanna Fletcher To Release Parenting Book ‘Happy Mum, Happy Baby’ Detailing Journey To Motherhood

Giovanna Fletcher revealed she is releasing her own parenting book to explore her “adventures of motherhood”. The 31-year-old mum to Buzz, two, and Buddy, eight months, shared a video capturing her first days and weeks of being a mum alongside the announcement.  Fletcher said she wants to encourage mums to be confident and focus on…


Michael Gove Criticised For ‘Leaving 11-Year-Old Son Alone In Hotel Room’ While He Attended A Party

Michael Gove has been criticised after reportedly leaving his 11-year-old son alone in a hotel room while he went to a party. The Tory MP and his wife, Sarah Vine, attended an event to mark the end of the Cheltenham Literary Festival in mid October.  The Sunday Mirror claimed Gove’s son, William, was found by the…


Childhood Obesity Is Becoming Increasingly Common, Latest NHS Stats Show

Childhood obesity is becoming increasingly common, according to the latest NHS data. Among four- and five-year-olds in state reception classes in England in 2015-16, 9.3% were obese – an increase from 9.1% the previous year, according to the national child measurement programme (NCMP). The number of obese 10- and 11-year-olds in Year Six also rose…


Michael Bublé’s Three-Year-Old Son Noah Has Been Diagnosed With Cancer

Michael Bublé and his wife Luisana have confirmed their three-year-old son Noah has been diagnosed with cancer. The couple released a joint statement, posted to Bublé’s Facebook page, on Friday 4 November, stating Noah is currently undergoing treatment in the US. “We are devastated about the recent cancer diagnosis of our oldest son Noah,” the…