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Would you give a debit card to your child?

What are your thoughts on giving a child as young as eight years old a debit card? Continue reading

Charity urges parents to ditch Christmas lists for kids

Mothers' Union urges parents to scrap Christmas lists for their children, claiming that they encourage commercialism and put undue pressure on families Continue reading

MMRV booster shows no increase in seizure risk

Website warned over advertising despite warnings

Parenting website is given another warning by the Advertising Standards Agency despite being ordered to remove content in August this year Continue reading

One million to lose child benefit

According to BBC News, with changes to the child benefit system, around 1 million families are to receive letters advising that their earnings are too high for benefit Continue reading

Nestle to reduce sugar and salt in cereal

Nestle to reduce sugar and salt in cereal

Reuters news today reports that Nestle is to reduce sugar and salt levels in their cereals marketed at children by 2015 Continue reading

Publisher to release dyslexia friendly books

Publisher Barrington Stoke is to print a range of dyslexia friendly books by authors including Julia Donaldson and Michael Morpurgo Continue reading

Blood pressure pregnant

Mum’s blood pressure affects IQ in kids

Research suggests high blood pressure in pregnant women can affect children's IQ later in life. Continue reading

Exposure to advertising linked with ‘lower life satisfaction’

Exposure to advertising linked with ‘lower life satisfaction’

New research has found that children who are exposed to television advertising are more materialistic and have less life satisfaction that their peers who see less. Continue reading

Children read less with busy lives

New research from the National Literacy Trust has revealed that children are reading less than seven years ago as their lives become 'more crowded' Continue reading

Save the Children appeal to help UK children

Save the Children have launched an appeal to help the poorest children and families in the UK as new research reveals the extent of poverty faced by some. Continue reading