Parents and parenting

‘No food should be taboo’: how to tackle your child’s weight- without devote them a complex

A third of children are overweight or obese by the time they leave primary school. Heres how mothers can help them forge good habits and avoid creating lifelong insecurities Jusna Begum lives near the South Bank in London with her four children, aged between one and 11. When a health visitor told her that her …

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‘ Why I told my mother not to read my volume’- memoirs of a former wild girl

Claire Dederer has written what is surely one of the most excruciatingly frank memoirs ever raw, revealing and explicit In the days before I’m due to speak to the writer Claire Dederer, the Freudian in me( admittedly quite a diminutive figure) begins to wonder if she isn’t subconsciously trying to wriggle out of our conversation. …

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Begging your kids to eat doesn’t make a a shred of difference | Emma Brockes

Now shaming, bribing and guilt are off the table, mothers must resort to more implausible tactics, says the Guardian columnist Emma Brockes When I were children, it was received parental wisdom that the way you got a kid to eat was either to threaten them-” no pudding until you clear your plate”- or disgrace them …

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‘ Why I told my mother not to read my volume’- memoirs of a former wild daughter

Claire Dederer has written what is surely one of the most excruciatingly frank memoirs ever raw, revealing and explicit In the days before I’m due to speak to the writer Claire Dederer, the Freudian in me( admittedly quite a diminutive figure) begins to wonder if she isn’t subconsciously trying to wriggle out of our dialogue. …

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‘No food should be taboo’: how to tackle your child’s weight- without dedicate them a complex

A third of children are overweight or obese by the time they leave primary school. Heres how mothers can help them forge good habits and avoid creating lifelong insecurities Jusna Begum lives near the South Bank in London with her four children, aged between one and 11. When a health guest told her that her …

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Obese couples could be risking health of future infants, studies say

Diet and lifestyle during the pre-conception period can profoundly affect the childs growth, researchers find Couples who are obese, as well as those who smoke and beverage alcohol, could be risking the health of their future infants, say experts who are calling for far more awareness of the effects of modern lifestyles on newborns in …

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Obese couples could be risking health of future infants, studies say

Diet and lifestyle during the pre-conception period can profoundly affect the childs growth, researchers find Couples who are obese, as well as those who smoke and drink alcohol, could be risking the health of their future infants, say experts who are calling for far more awareness of the effects of modern lifestyles on newborns in …

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Was Serena Williams unrealistic to try to return so soon after giving birth?

The tennis champion has withdrawn from the Australian Open three months after having her first child. So, when is the right time to come back to sport? Being a new mother is depleting, but there are additional physical challenges for a post-partum mother- including recovery from childbirth, bleeding and dealing with breastfeeding. And those challenges …

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How to survive the teenage years: a mothers’ guidebook

Adolescence doesnt have to be scary. Let our experts guide you through the hazards The Quentin Blake picture book, Zagazoo, tells the surreal narrative of George and Bella, who become parents after they unwrap a parcel containing a newborn. The perfect newborn becomes a baby vulture who squeaks all night; in toddlerdom, he’s a clumsy …

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