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Having a good sleep can be extremely beneficial to all of us, but if our child is not sleeping then nor are we. This can lead to everyone being tired and grumpy and is not nice. It is to be expected that babies will not sleep through the night but as they get older, some children struggle with this and it can put a strain on the whole family. It can sometimes feel like you have tried everything, but it is worth checking out the tips below to see whether there is anything that you can try that might help.…

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It is important for parents to realise that children can suffer from stress. Parents are often very busy and get stressed with work, family, finances etc and can feel that these are very important and that any stress a child has will not be that much of a worry. This is understandable as a child will have no experience of work pressure or the worries of being able to provide for a family. However, it is also extremely important to realise that everyone has different stressors and just because they are stressed because their favourite TV program is not on,…

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School is a big milestone in any child’s life, whether they are starting school or the first time at four years old or changing schools when they are eleven. These big milestones can be huge for them as well as you and there are things that you can do to make it easier for them. Telling Them What to Expect It is a good idea to share information with them so that they know what to expect. Be positive though, so if you hated school then try to tell them just the parts that you liked or get someone else…

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When you have small children, they will need constant care and attention. This means that as a parent you will no longer have time to yourself. It might be that you are used to having some time when you are alone, at work or with friends and this will no longer be the case as you will be needed to constantly care for that child. Although most of us want the children we have, there is no need to feel guilty about wanting a bit of time to yourself and you may even find that you will be a better…

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There is no getting away from the fact that bringing up children is expensive. Just paying for their daily needs can cost a lot of money, but if you want them to go to university or if they want to go, then you will have additional costs. It is worth understanding what help you can get with the costs of university and then plan how you will be able to help out financially as well. Student Loans Student loans are set up by the government to help address the cost of university. Every student can borrow enough to cover their…

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Pocket money can often be a big issue with kids. They will want it; they will know how much their friends get and will put pressure on you to give it to them. Some parents do not give any, some make their children save it, some make them save some, some make them earn it. What is the right thing to do? Make Them Earn It Many parents feel that it is right to make their children earn their pocket money. They will give them chores to do and they can only get their pocket money if they complete them.…

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Parents and their children will often have battles over the children having too much screen time. There is lots of pressure on parents as well, to reduce the screen time that their children have. This makes parents feel bad when they find it difficult to get children off their mobile devices or away from their computers. There can also often be pressure from grandparents that they are on devices too much as well. It is good to think about whether you really think that it is necessary to restrict the children and if so, how you are going to do…

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There is often a lot of talk in the media about childhood obesity and the fact that kids are less fit and healthy than they used to be. This can be worrying for parents, especially as there is a lot of pressure on parents to do the right thing for their children. There are things that you can do though, which will hopefully encourage children to be fitter and healthier. Teach them the Benefits from a Young Age If you want children to live a healthy lifestyle then it is never too early to start. However, it is easier to…

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Most parents want their children to do really well in school. They want them to study hard and get the best grades that they can so that they can get a good job and earn well. Although this is admirable, it is easier said than done. Trying to get teenagers to spend extra time studying can be a battle and it can even lead to kids and their parents falling out. There are some things that can help though. Discuss Their Priorities It is a good idea to discuss with the children what they want to achieve. They may want…

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Most children will go through a phase of fussy eating. This can sometimes be a medical condition and therefore needs to be treated by experts. However, commonly it is just a developmental stage and it can be very frustrating. There are ways that you can try to encourage your child to eat a bigger range of foods though. It will take time and patience. If you are trying to do this then you need to be in the right mindset. If you are feeling agitated, tired and have little patience then it is best to just give them foods you…

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