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Children shun books in favour of social networks

Children shun books in favour of social networks

A study by the literacy trust has revealed that children have more exposure to mobile phones and computers, than more traditional reading material such as novels. Researchers found that occasions of frequent reading declined with age, leading some teenagers to shun books altogether. The findings of the National Literacy Trust will come as no surprise […]

Annabel Karmel teaches children to cook

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Annabel Karmel teaches children to cook

Annabel Karmel, nutrition expert and host of the children’s TV cookery series Annabel’s Kitchen, is challenging children to move into the kitchen and cook for the family. Annabel believes that cooking is fun and a vital life skill that should be taught from an early age. She goes on to say that children as young […]

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Best family beach named by bestselling parenting mag.

  Fort De Soto Park, St Pete, Clearwater Florida, has been named America’s best family beach by US “Parents” magazine. According to the periodical, parents rated the beach on water quality, restroom facilities, safety, as well as other amenities. Parents were particularly impressed with the natural sandbar which creates a lagoon type pool for young […]

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Disney World Secrets – how to save money and have fun on your family vacation

Family vacations are time for fun. And nowhere offers more fun and enjoyment than Disney World in Florida. Disney appeals to the child in all of us. But travelling with children can be stressful whatever the destination, and theme parks can be exhausting and expensive. That is if you don’t know how to minimise the […]

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Breastfeeding bracelets – A stylish jewellery accessory to help keep track of your baby’s breastfeeding routine

As a new mother you’ll have enough to think about without trying to remember what time your baby had his or her last feed and which breast you should offer first at the next feed. This is where the breastfeeding bracelet can help, it’s a simple and stylish piece of jewellery which you can use […]

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How to entertain children at birthday parties

In November 2008, I started my own business doing children’s jewellery making parties. My only experience of entertaining children was from my own four year old daughter and you know what they say “never work with children or animals.” Fortunately for me, the experience hasn’t been as stressful as I first anticipated it would be. […]

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Fertility Treatments

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Fertility Treatments

With the average age of women embarking on motherhood continually on the rise, perhaps it comes as no surprise that many women who delay starting a family find that often once they try to become pregnant their body lets them down. For many it may seem ironic that they spend their most fertile years trying […]

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Helping children to overcome their fear of the dark

A fear of the dark is a common childhood anxiety which can lead to sleepless nights for both parents and child. Young children with active imaginations have a hard time separating reality from fantasy. Shapes and outlines in a darkened room can quickly become scary monstrous figures in young child´s mind, and this can lead […]

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Family Days out in London

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Family Days out in London

When you are travelling with the kids, things can be expensive, so it is a good idea to get good value for money when you are looking for family days out in London. Whilst some London attractions are free, there will be times when you may want to take advantage of paid for attractions like […]

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There seems to be no end to television programmes trying to teach us parenting skills or good parenting techniques. Super Nanny and Nanny 911 spring to mind. But if there is a demand for television programmes teaching us how to parent our children, the question that begs to be asked is: what did parents do […]

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