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Councils receive funding boost to support childcare and early education

Councils across England will receive a funding boost to deliver free childcare places, enabling parents to work more flexibly and supporting children’s early development.
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The role of parents’ in helping children to develop language

Bob Reitemeier, Chief Executive of I CAN, focuses on the crucial role of parents’ in helping children to develop language.
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Organisations must meet young parents’ workplace needs

Chris Parke, CEO and co-founder at Talking Talent discusses how businesses must meet the workplace needs of young parents or risk failure.
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Can mindfulness help your child’s education?

Here, Rachel Hall, Managing Director of Busy Things, discusses how mindfulness can benefit your child’s education and how you can try it with them at home.
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Unsatisfied mothers talk more to their baby boys

Researchers at the University of Cambridge found that unsatisfied mothers having a difficult time with their male partners talk more to their babies, only if the child is a boy.
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British parents paid out £20.5 million in grade bribes in 2018

An online tutoring agency has surveyed more than 2,000 parents to find out how many children are offered grade bribes to do well in their academic exams.
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Special Guardianship Orders: What happens to the foster money?

Victoria Syvret, family law solicitor, explains what the Special Guardianship Order system is like in the UK and things that people don't realise about the financial situation.
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Prenatal parental stress linked to behaviour problems in toddlers

New research reveals that expecting parents having emotional struggles is a sign of future emotion and behaviour problems in their 2-year-olds.
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Which countries are the most progressive on maternity leave?

Instant Offices have looked at which countries have the most progressive approaches into maternity leave around the world.
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How can your business support flexible working parents?

Rebecca Hourston, Managing Director, Working Parent & Executive, Talking Talent highlights seven ways that businesses and human resources can support flexible working parents.

Harrow Council launches innovative fingerprint drug test

Harrow Council will be helping more people overcome addiction after successfully trialling new fingerprint drug test technology.
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25% of children have a mother with mental illness

One in four UK children between the ages of 0 and 16 have a mother with a mental illness, according to a team of University of Manchester researchers.
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Child Safety Week: What to do if your child is choking

Daisy First Aid provides tips on what to do if your child is choking and highlights the top 5 choking foods as Child Safety Week commences.
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Iranian parliament approves reform on unfair citizenship law

Iran’s Parliament on May 13, 2019, approved an amendment on unfair citizenship law to allow Iranian women to pass their nationality to their children.
childhood extracurricular activities, UK parents

UK parents pay £28,000 for childhood extracurricular activities

A study of UK parents found that they will pay £28,000 on top of school and living costs, for childhood extracurricular activities until their offspring turn 18.
parental burnout

How can employers address parental burnout?

Nicola Jagielski, Associate Director of Clinical Services at Health Assured provides advise on how employers can address parental burnout.
Maternal Mental Health, Postnatal depression

Maternal Mental Health: Treatments for Postnatal depression

Dr Leigh Neal highlights the treatments available for Postnatal depression following Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month.
new legal power, investigate stillbirths

New legal power in the UK to investigate stillbirths

Bereaved parents who suffer a stillbirth would gain answers from an independent inquest into their baby’s death under plans to improve legal powers in the UK on medical investigation.
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Parents lack confidence in helping their children with homework

According to new research by Oxford Home Schooling, only a third of parents feel confident helping their children with homework.
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New parents face six years of disrupted sleep

The University of Warwick found that the birth of a child has drastic short-term effects on new mothers’ sleep, particularly during the first three months after birth for new parents.

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