July 28, 2014

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 […]

Answering questions on risking my life, how our family plans to integrate into society and ‘home university’

3d small people - complicated question

    Last night Channel 4 re-ran the first of our two episodes of ’16 Kids and Counting’. Once more we’ve had several lovely emails and messages, but one person in particular voiced their somewhat anxious – perhaps even angry – concerns in the comments over on this post on our site here. As Gill […]

Who ate the dessert?

Bel did not stick her fingers in the dessert

    I made a lemon curd tart for dessert today. There were fingerprints in it. 16-month-old Bel says it wasn’t her. What do you think?                         Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on faves Buzz it up […]

Simple Tips for a Healthier Family

Ripe apple with leaf

  Most people believe that our body and health is the most vulnerable during the autumn time, when the amount of sun goes down, as well as the temperature. In fact, we have to take care about our powers every day of the year, but switching from warm summer to chillier autumn means also a […]

Sew, a needle pulling thread… the large family way!

Libby concentrates...

    Eddie is our resident crafter. He always has several projects on the go and his creativity and imagination knows no bounds. This morning he set about making himself an eye mask.     As with pretty much anything in this house, curious siblings quickly gathered to see what was going on and whether […]

How to Ensure Peace in a Large Family Household

large families

    No matter the size of your family each member is their own individual and, just like in every other aspect of life, this can cause issues within the confines of your own home. Larger families are even more volatile as there are more people to annoy each other at different times of the […]

11 reasons why I won’t do everything for my kids

Young boy in armchair

    Some people believe that children are children and so should be treated to only the pleasures of childhood – the playtime and snacks and naptimes – with no responsibilities or obligations at all. I am not one of those people. I do not believe that by doing everything for my children I will […]

Cost of Raising Your Children Through the Years

Piggy bank and blocks spelling baby on pink background

    So, you’re having a baby. Great, lucky you! You’ve probably got a lot on your mind. Will I be a good mother/father? Will it be healthy? What if it turns out to be that demon child from Rosemary’s Baby and brings about the End of Days? All legitimate concerns. What you may or […]

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