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DNA Paternity Testing Explained

Paternity testing through DNA sampling may well have come to public attention as a result of daytime talk shows such as Jeremy Kyle. On these shows events are often dramatically played out before the final reveal. However, aside from TV sensation, paternity testing can play a very important part in finding out the truth. In addition there are other benefits to testing such as improving the welfare of the child in question and giving the father the impetus they need to fulfil their legal responsibility.

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How to Maximise Your Sleep on a School Day

Getting enough sleep can be a real challenge when you have kids.  The weekday routine is the most difficult stretch of the week, as your children require your attention on a morning, meaning you’ll have to wake up earlier than is necessary.  If you’re struggling to get your seven hours a night, here’s some advice to striking the right balance between sleep and tending to your family.

 

Share the Morning Burden

One good way to get more sleep is to cut down the number of times Read more […]

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Christmas Isn’t Just About the Kids

Christmas is one of the most stressful times of year for parents, and many dread the pressure to keep their children happy and provide them with the gifts they asked Santa for. The truth is though, that the build-up before Christmas is a time for parents to celebrate too. Work Christmas parties are in full swing, and it’s a chance to let your hair down after a hard year’s work. With that in mind, why not arrange some fun for you and your friends before the real stress starts to kick in?

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Planning for The Perfect Christmas

Christmas can be stressful, expensive and can often not live up to expectations, so planning is essential. If you plan your Christmas way in advance, it means no rushing round at the last minute trying to get everything done. It means that your kids will love the presents that you’ve bought them and won’t forget about them in two weeks time. It also means that the food that you prepare will be yummy, and it won’t cost the earth.

The Budget

If you don’t bother with a budget because you Read more […]

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How to Deal With a Teething Baby

How Do I Know If My Baby Is Teething?

Your baby’s teeth may appear with no apparent problems at all, but it could equally be painful and uncomfortable for them. There are many indications that your baby could be teething, including:

-          Red and swollen gums

-          Flushed cheeks

-          Drooling

-          Biting or rubbing gums

-          Irritable and unsettled

Though your babies teeth are formed in the womb, they Read more […]

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4 Unexpected Problems Faced by New Mothers

Suddenly being responsible for a tiny, vulnerable human being is always going to be a shock to the system, but what problems do new mothers face that they hadn’t anticipated?

Constant Worrying

Even for women who would usually consider themselves as being pretty laidback, motherhood can send your anxiety levels sky-high. Checking your baby’s cot every five minutes and waking up at 3am because you ‘thought you heard a noise’ will become common occurrences, and new mothers can find themselves Read more […]

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10 Tips for Staying Safe this Halloween

For many people, Halloween is a happy time of year where most people are carefree and enjoy the holiday festivities without any problems. However, in recent years it seems like more and more incidents are happening around this holiday, and the worst part is a lot of them could have been prevented.

 

Knowing how to keep your children, and yourself, safe this Halloween is fairly easy when you follow a few simple safety precautions. Here we have put together a list of simple tips to follow, Read more […]

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Disabled People on The Move: The motability scheme

Motability cars have grown to become essential for disabled people
Many people have heard of Motability, but unless you’ve had first-hand experience of the scheme you’d be forgiven for being unsure exactly what it offers.

In the 1970s the British Government began to acknowledge the huge financial and practical barriers to transport for disabled people. In response, a Government initiative set up the charity Motability in 1978 followed by a whole range of other schemes to assist with the cost Read more […]

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10 Home Safety Tips to Teach your Children

No parent can constantly be watching over their children every moment of the day—especially with your older ones! It is, however, entirely possible to worry about them 24/7, so to give yourself some peace of mind (and your children a healthy dose of confidence) it’s a great idea to teach them some home safety tips.

It can be difficult to know where to start, however, so we’ve compiled this helpful list of 10 basic safety tips to pass on to your kids:

For your younger ones, as soon as Read more […]

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How to Talk to Your Child about a Parent’s Addiction

 

For a child, understanding a parent’s addiction problem is incredibly difficult. The parent sometimes takes the incorrect approach by drawing a negative picture of the addicted parent into the child’s mind. Also, sometimes the parent who is not addicted to drugs or alcohol avoids talking about the other parent’s problem.

However, the child needs to know that the parent’s addiction is not his or her fault. The young ones need to be told that it is alright to voice the feelings Read more […]