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It’s official – dad rules the remote

Dads are officially in charge of the remote control, research has revealed. A study showed dads are both the first to hit the sofa in the evening and are the one who gets to decide what shows will form the night’s viewing. Researchers found dads rule the remote in as many as seven out ten [...]


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Almost half of parents have found ‘inappropriate content’ on child’s smartphone

Seven in ten parents feel their children need more protection when going online, research has revealed. While six in ten parents say mobile phones are a crucial part of communicating as a family, the same number worry about the content their child is exposed to via their smartphone. Pornography and violent material are the leading [...]


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Lie-ins, restaurants and nights-in with the other half – the things mums miss most after baby

Lying in bed, uninterrupted nights with the partner and eating out in restaurants are among the things new mums miss the most after giving birth, a study has revealed. Researchers found that while they surround themselves with their new baby in the first weeks, mums can’t help but miss parts of their ‘old’ life, with [...]


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Families now enjoy just half an hour of quality time together during the week

The average family get less than eight hours of quality time together each week, a study has revealed. Researchers found work, school and a jam-packed timetable of weekend and evening clubs mean parents and their children get just over an hour a day to catch-up and enjoy some time together. And for seven in ten [...]


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TV and computer games replacing normal play for children as young as 5

Traditional childhood games like cowboys and Indians and dressing-up are dead and buried – and have been replaced by hours spent on Mario Kart and Sonic, according to research. A study carried out among 1,269 children aged five to 11 found only a quarter still amuse themselves with traditional games such as dressing up as [...]


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13,500 miles travelled to eleven countries – by the age of 16

The average child will travel more than 13,500 miles, try 77 foreign dishes and visit at least eleven different countries by the time they are 16, new research has shown. A study of 2,000 people found the typical globe-trotting youngster will have been to 11 destinations by the time they reach adulthood, clocking up a [...]


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The extended family holiday – grandparents now travelling with family (both for quality time and babysitting)

Millions of grandparents are now tagging along on the family holiday, a study has revealed. Researchers found that four in ten adults are asking their own parents to come on the annual summer get-away in order for the whole family to spend time together. Six in ten said long working hours, re-locating for jobs and [...]


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23 years – the age women finally appreciate mum

Women only start to appreciate their mums at the age of 23, it has been revealed. It isn’t until after a few tempestuous years of teenage angst, door slams and outfit disagreements that mum and daughter become truly appreciative of one another. With the average teenage girl experiencing 183 quarrels with mum, 123 bouts of [...]


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The Kitch-him- a third of women think their man is the better cook

Three out of ten women believe their man is a better cook than they are, it has been revealed. Researchers found the idea of the kitchen being the female domain is becoming a thing of the past, as men are growing more confident in the kitchen and being inspired by celebrity chefs like Jamie Oliver [...]


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Adele named the best new celebrity mum- by mums

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Singing superstar Adele has been named as Britain’s best-loved new celebrity mum. The Tottenham-born singer and songwriter, who scooped a hat-trick of awards at the Brits, Grammys and Oscars, gave birth to son Angelo James last October and was hailed as the mother who would be most welcome at mother and baby groups. The Skyfall [...]


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