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Two thirds of parents feel ‘under pressure’ to hit baby milestones

Millions of British mums feel under pressure to ensure their child reaches certain milestones ‘on time’, new research has shown. Treasured moments such as baby’s first steps and words can prove to be a time of anxiety for mums amid pressure from their peers not to be seen to be ‘behind’. It also emerged other [...]


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Posted by Ben Harrow

Kids clueless at culture

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Millions of British children have never been to an art gallery, theatre or stage show, it was revealed yesterday. The ‘culture starved’ generation emerged in a study carried out among 2,000 parents of five to12 year-olds throughout the UK. Incredibly, four in 10 children have never seen the inside of an art gallery, while 17 [...]


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Posted by James Coleman

UK birds under threat

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A host of common British garden birds are under threat – because we are too lazy to feed them bird food which provides vital dietary supplements and vitamins. Research revealed half of those who have bird feeders rarely fill them with food, leaving birds such as  Starlings, Swallows and Blue Tits to fend for themselves. [...]


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Posted by James Coleman

C U L8ER

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A string of traditionally British words such as ‘cripes’ and ‘balderdash’ are dying out amid the popularity of shortened text-style terms, it has emerged. Experts found a significant decrease in the use of words which our parents and grandparents would have uttered on an almost daily basis. Other words which have fallen by the wayside [...]


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Posted by James Coleman

Parents preach vocational path

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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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Posted by Dan Drage

Happiness versus success

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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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Posted by Dan Drage

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

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