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The smacking debate – to smack or not?

Smacking – It’s an ongoing debate. There have been studies over the years for and against smacking, but do we really need research to tell us whether to smack our children or not? A study by Marjorie Gunnoe, professor of psychology at Calvin College,Michigan, suggests that children who are smacked by their parents may grow up to be happier and more successful than those spared
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Parents feel stuck in jobs with no career progression.

Over three quarters of working mums [80%] feel stuck in the job they are in because they don’t think they will be able to find a new one with the same degree of flexibility they now have, while 57% say their career has not progressed since they have had children, according to workingmums.co.uk’s annual survey. The survey of over 2,000 parents shows 59% of
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Dolls for all!

A London based mum who created One Dear World – a range of multicultural soft toy dolls, has launched a new crowdfunding campaign to extend the current collection to include six new inclusive disability dolls.   Frustrated by the lack of diversity among the dolls available for their son, Winnie Mak who originates from Hong Kong and her half-French, half-Greek husband Rafael Tselikas took
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The Camp Bestival Countdown is on!

I love, love, love the summer, not because the daily routine of pre-school runs are on hold, but because for us, summer means it’s time to head to our favourite family festival Camp Bestival! Family friendly festival Richie and I have been going to festivals since 2000 (pre-children) so when the little loves came along we missed that summer vibe so much – that
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A nationwide study, of British men who have started a family within the last two years, revealed as many as 38 percent have been made to feel less manly by others for being a hands-on dad.   According to the study, as many as 59 percent of men have been belittled by friends, family or colleagues for carrying a baby in a carrier, pushing
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