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Cuppa sparks plant to grow

Tea Geranium

A great-grandmother has watched her geranium grow to 8ft tall after giving it – a daily cup of TEA. Dilys Price, 72, reckons a morning cup of Tetley Extra Strong Tea is the ultimate plant food for her Appleblossom plant. The stunning pink-and-orange geranium – which normally grow to 5ft – has now reached the [...]


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Posted by James Coleman

Parents preach vocational path

Gove

A quarter of British parents are actively discouraging their children from going to University – due to the hike in tuition fees, according to new research. The shock findings emerged in a poll of 1,000 parents of kids aged 13 to 18 – and shows 88 per cent consider the new costs announced by the [...]


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Happiness versus success

mega bloks

British parents would rather their children grew up to be happy than successful, according to a new survey. Given the choice between a glittering career and a future filled with happiness, parents choose contentment for their offspring every time. More than half of parents polled simply aren’t concerned how academic their children are at all – as [...]


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Kid gloves are off

Kids

Mums take off the ‘kid gloves’ when their second child is born, a study revealed yesterday (Mon). Researchers found experience gained from coping with the first newborn baby gives mums and dads the confidence to be far more relaxed second time around. As a result the second born is more likely to be left to [...]


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5.55pm: stress o’clock

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5.55pm is the most stressful time of the day for modern mums it emerged yesterday. This was when mums were most likely to be trying to sort out the kid’s dinner as well as running them to and from their after school activities while still checking their work emails. The morning school run, bath times [...]


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