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Here’s The Reason I’m Glad My Kid Inherited My Shyness

<i>The following was syndicated from Medium for The Fatherly Forum, a community of parents and influencers with insights about work, family, and life.</i> …

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This Is How Life Really Changes When You Become A Parent

Think you'll never be able to leave the house again? You're pretty much right. But you'll love it anyway<p>Until you become a parent, you really have no idea what to expect.<p>People will throw around lots of words to describe the experience, from “amazing” to “exhausting” to “rewarding unlike anything …

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C-sections evolving bigger babies that can't squeeze through narrower pelvises, study suggests

Rising rates of cesarean sections have been blamed on everything from older first-time mothers to almost phobic fears of vaginal delivery.<p>Now a …

Babies

Baby dies after being electrocuted by mobile phone charger as nurse posts injury picture as warning to parents

A baby girl was killed after being electrocuted while her parents left her to play on a smartphone that was on charge.<p>Now pictures of the tot's …

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The caesarean myth buster every woman needs to read

The increasing use of caesarean sections is transforming human evolution, a new study has claimed.<p>Austrian researchers have estimated that cases where the baby cannot fit down a woman's birth canal have increased from 30 in 1,000 during the 1960s; to 36 in 1,000 births today.<p>They suggest that, …

Babies

Are Caesareans changing human evolution by producing larger babies?

A new study has revealed that C-sections have an impact on the human evolution. According to scientists, more women are opting for Caesareans due to smaller pelvis size and bigger size of the baby as an outcome of evolution.<p>The number of babies who can't fit in the birth canal has raised from 30 in …

Life Sciences

The Surprising Thing That Might Predict Baby's First Words

A new study looks at how visual cues can help predict what your baby's first words might be.<p>Baby see, Baby say. That's the idea behind a new study from Indiana University psychologists, who claim babies' first words can be predicted by the visual information they process.<p>Basically, if children see …

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Flip Up

In the age of the consumer, people are increasingly...<p>The responsibilities of a parent are possibly the biggest...<p>We’ve heard it before, many times. …

Researchers find a link between older moms and longer life — but it's not a reason to wait to have kids

Rok Lipnik/Flickr<p>(Reuters Health) — Women who wait longer to have their first child may live longer than mothers who start families when they’re young, a US study suggests.<p>Later pregnancies can carry an increased risk of miscarriages and birth defects, but the study found women who give birth for …

Longevity

Study: Kids Are Eating Better, But There's Still a Lot of Room for Improvement

A new study looks at the state of American kids' diets, and unfortunately, it's not all what we want to hear.<p>A new study reveals that while on the whole, American kids' diets are improving, this isn't true for all children. Unfortunately, researchers at Brown University say kids from lower-income …

Parenting

Advent UNCUT

All around us we are being bombarded with images of ridiculously wholesome families enjoying the festivities that December brings – Christmas …

Real Parents, Real Talk About Kids And Screens

We live in a world of screens. And in this digital age — with so many devices and distraction — it's one of the things parents worry about most: How much time should their kids spend staring at their phones and computers? What's the right balance between privacy and self-discovery?<p>Research …

Parenting

Healthy Snacks for Kids: 23 Toddler-friendly Ideas

Despite what your mother used to tell you when you were a kid, snacks don’t have to spoil your appetite. In fact, when it comes to toddlers, healthy …

Food

How Toddlers Actually See Christmas

It's Christmas time and it appears that my three year old has no clue what the hell is going on.<p>Most days, he looks at me like I have 10 heads.<p>But why? I don't get it as I think I've explained Christmas pretty well.<p>I've told him all about the Baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph, the stable, the little …

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Save Money At Christmas: How To Handle Christmas With Kids If You're Financially Strapped

The cost of Christmas can add up quickly what with food, presents, Christmas decorations and trips to Santa being holiday essentials.<p>It's easy to get carried away with your shopping, especially when you're excited to see the look on your children's faces come Christmas day.<p>"Lots of families can …

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Mum-To-Be Says Male Partners Shouldn't Be Allowed On Maternity Wards, Sparks Debate Among Mums

What do you stand on this debate?<p>A mum-to-be sparked an online debate after saying partners should not be allowed to stay on the maternity ward after the birth of their child.<p>Mumsnet user ‘Whatthefreakinwhatnow’ explained she had booked in for an elective caesarean for her breech baby, but wasn’t …

Maternity

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Do You Know The Signs That Your Child Is In Danger?

One in 20 UK parents don't know the symptoms.<p>If your child was struck down by carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning would you know what was wrong with them?<p>Just one in 20 parents in the UK would recognise the symptoms of CO poisoning, according to a new study by Npower published to mark Carbon Monoxide …

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Letter To Santa Templates: 16 Free Printable Letters For Kids To Send To Father Christmas

With Christmas round the corner, children will no doubt be well on the way to devising their wish list of toys they want this year.<p>If they want to sit down a write a letter to Santa with all their Christmas wishes, we have found 16 free templates below that you can print off.<p>There are letters for …

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37 Techniques to Calm an Anxious Child

Imagine you are driving in the car. You look in the rearview mirror and see your child trying to shrink into her seat.<p>“What’s wrong?” you ask.<p>“I don’t want to go to the birthday party.”<p>“But you’ve been excited all week. There will be cake and games and a bounce house. You love all of those things,” …

Psychology

It’s Impossible To Get Parenting Right All The Time

As much as we don’t like to admit it and feel bad about even thinking it, <i>parenting is hard</i>, and quite frankly, not as much fun as I expected it to …

Parenting

Twelve Signs You Are Going Out Out - Mum Style

<b>Preparation</b><p>Preparation is key. You have learnt from previous mistakes that you need to ensure your other half is available for baby sitting duty not only for the night. But for the following 24 hours. As hangovers post 30 last four times as long. If this is not possible you decide to only have a …

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Mum Shares Inspiring Post-Baby Selfie With 'Jiggly Bits' To Encourage Others To 'Rock Those Lumps And Bumps'

'Mum life is hard enough without cutting carbs or wine.'<p>A mum posted a post-baby selfie on Instagram of her “jiggly bits” and opened up about how she learned to love her body.<p>Mum blogger Siobhan Rennie, from Australia, said she hadn’t felt comfortable in a bikini since she’s given birth, but has …

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Hatchimals 'Apology' Letter: Parents Are Using This Letter From Santa If They Can't Get The Popular Toy

'We are patiently awaiting the eggs arrival, expecting in January.'<p>Parents who can’t get their hands on a Hatchimals toy for their children have been offered an alternative.<p>A mum has created a template letter “from Santa” to explain to kids that the Hatchimals eggs are “still being hatched” - …

Toys

How To Make Your Toddler Wear A Coat: A Parents' Guide

We know you're cold really.<p>The temperature has dropped and the thermostat is cranked up, but still it is a daily battle to get a toddler to put on a warm coat.<p>Everyone moans about teenagers being dressed inappropriately, but the struggle is just as real for parents of toddlers.<p>You know they will be …

Parenting

How To Make Salt Dough Christmas Tree Decorations

These easy to make homemade tree decorations are such a favourite part of our craft preparations for Christmas and for that reason we make them every year, enjoying the process as much as the end product.<p>They are so simple that even a toddler can muck in and help and yet very striking and beautiful …

Christmas

The button battery warning ALL parents should read

Surgeons are warning parents of the potential dangers button batteries can have for young children, if swallowed.<p>Great Ormond Street Hospital is …

Batteries

The Guilt of Taking Too Long to Have a Second Baby

While I laughed when my midwife asked me what form of birth control I wanted to use merely hours after giving birth, it didn’t take long for me to …

Age gaps: is there a perfect size?

The average age gap in the UK has been rising steadily, and now families typically have a gap of three years and eight months between babies one and …

Reasons why being pregnant at Christmas rocks | Emma's Diary

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