December 18, 2014

10 Great Gift Ideas for Baby’s First Christmas

Baby's first Christmas

    Whether it’s your first baby or your 13th, there is nothing quite as special as baby’s first Christmas. Whilst it isn’t something that your baby will remember, it’s still a milestone occasion that you’ll want to mark with something special. Here are some great gift ideas for your baby’s first Christmas that both […]

How Safe Are Your Kids? Important Parenting Advice

Chalk drawing of a family

    By their nature, children are scatty. They run around; they touch things they shouldn’t and they try to eat their toys. As a parent, it is your duty to protect your kids. It’s not easy. Children seem completely unaware of any danger. They go around the world thinking that everything is safe. That […]

Make a difference by fostering a child

mother and son

    Children are so very important to our society. They bring new life and new opportunities just by being here. Children, unfortunately, are some of the most underappreciated human beings on the face of the planet. Even though we may not completely know why we treat them this way, they have learned to adapt. […]

5 Tips for Returning to Work After a Break


    As your children grow older and become less dependent on you, you may decide that the time has come to return to work. Getting back into the workforce can fill you with mixed feelings of excitement and nervous anticipation rolled into one. Here are eight tips on making the transition back into work […]

Fun Activities to Help Keep the Whole Family Fit & Healthy


    Family life has changed quite dramatically over recent years. Technology now pervades almost every aspect of our daily lives. And whilst this has come with many advantages, there have been some disadvantages as well. In some ways it has had negative implications for ourselves, our children and for the whole experience of family […]

Motherhood of Yesteryear: Parenting Wisdom from the Past


    Pregnancy and parenting issues seem to be subject to ever-changing advice and recommendation. It seems there isn’t a week that goes by when we are recommended to avoid something we were previously told was okay during pregnancy, or for the latest parenting advice to completely contradict the advice given in earlier days. I […]

How to Survive a Cinema Trip with Young Children

Kid girl holding clapper board in hands isolated

    We know the story; a new film is coming out that your child is desperate to see but you’re not so sure. After all, cinemas are loud, they’re dark and sitting through an entire film, well, that’s quite a lengthy period of time! Thankfully, a little consideration and preparation can result in a […]

Norman Peires knows you have to let your children try, and sometimes fail

Young hopeful businessman

    It’s human nature for people to want to help their children as much as possible. Nurturing our young is an instinctive part of parenthood, and key to this is making sure they are given every opportunity to be successful. Parents try to make their children’s lives as easy as possible, but is it […]

Setting Boundaries: How Do Parents Discipline Their Children?

You're grounded!!!

      Earlier this year, Room to Grow organised a discipline survey which asked UK parents to answer a series of simple questions on how they manage their children and their general attitude towards discipline. More than 1000 parents responded. The first part of the survey asked parents how regularly (always, often, sometimes, rarely […]

The free gift that EVERY mum wants this half term


      If you could have anything at all this half term what would it be? Here is my gift to you (care of Groupon): 60 minutes of peace and quiet! I know, you’re all emotional with the thought. Why not make someone else’s day and pay it forward? (The terms and conditions are […]

How to Help Your Teen Pass Their Theory Test

Woman holding ripped L plate after passing driving test

    The theory test is one of the very first steps a person must take to passing their driving test and becoming a fully fledged driving license holder. If your teen is soon to be taking the theory test, it’s important that you support them at this time, as it can be very stressful […]

10 Career Ideas For Working Parents


    Some people feel that their working lives are pretty much over with once they have children. Babies and very young children obviously need much care during those early crucial stages of their lives, and many parents feel that they have to give up work or any prospects of having a career. But considering […]

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