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‘Generation Give-in’- parents spend nearly £500 a year keeping kids up with trends

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Modern mums and dads have become swept up in a ‘Generation Give-In’ style of parenting – by buying children gifts whenever they ask for them, it has emerged. A new study shows parents spend almost £500 a year making sure their children ‘fit in’ at school, feeling compelled to buy their children exactly the same [...]


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Posted by James Coleman

Game boy Regret

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A third of parents regret giving their children games consoles, mobile phones and computers, a study has revealed. Fears about the effect it has on their patience, creative and social skills and even the quality time they spend as a family mean 34 per cent of parents wish they could take back the gadgets their [...]


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Most read Kids’ book in Britain

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar is the most read children’s book in Britain, a study revealed yesterday. Researchers estimate that Eric Carle’s 1969 classic about a caterpillar that becomes a butterfly is read an average of nine times a year by the nation’s 5.5 million primary school children. The second most popular book is the classic [...]


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Mums push kids to reach milestones

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MORE than half of new mums feel pressure to help their children achieve significant milestones early on in their lives – to prevent other mothers from ‘judging them’, a report has revealed. The study found millions of mums push their kids to reach certain milestones as quickly as possible in a bid to fend off what [...]


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Posted by Dan Drage

No holiday respite for mums

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As schools go back it transpires that mums end up being just as busy on holiday as they are when they’re at home a study found yesterday. Four out of ten find the annual family holiday stressful with mums still taking the responsibility for unpacking, doing washing and preparing meals for their family. Instead of relaxing [...]


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Kid gloves are off

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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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Hands-on dads

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Modern dads are more ‘hands-on’ than previous generations ever were, a survey revealed yesterday. Researchers found millions of working fathers return home from gruelling day shifts and immediately take over cooking the tea or feeding and bathing the children. A third of fathers now regularly get up in the middle of the night to comfort, [...]


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