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A mum has been accused of whipping children up into a violent frenzy with her choice of birthday cake for her eight-year-old son. Mia Freedman, from Australia, said she was “birthday cake shamed” after sharing a video on Facebook, which showed children at her son’s birthday party pawing at the ‘Smashcake’. “It was a big hit […]

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Parents have been celebrating their sons’ love of “girls’ toys” after a four-year-old boy succinctly summed up why toys are always gender neutral. Rheann MacLaren, from Scotland, took to Facebook to express her pride in her son Harry McGregor’s response to a stranger in a toy shop who tried to dissuade him from playing with a pink […]

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Children who frequently use social media are more unhappy with their appearance, a study has found. Almost half (48%) of those who spent more than three hours a night on Facebook and Twitter were unhappy with their looks, according to the survey of 3,500 10- to 15-year-olds, carried out as part of a longitudinal study […]

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Jamie Oliver revealed he’s giving all parents a treat during the busy summer holidays – free food for their kids. The celebrity chef and dad-of-four aired a Facebook live video with his wife Jools and two of his kids Buddy and Petal to share the news.  “It’s summer holidays guys and for all you people […]

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A mother who chose to breastfeed her two toddlers while on a family photoshoot has opened up about why the moment was so poignant. Texas-based Chelsea Craig and her two daughters, aged one and three, were taking part in a professional shoot with photographer Mae Burke.  During the shoot, Craig’s eldest daughter Addy was hungry […]

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More than a third of children in the UK are scared of dogs, a survey has revealed. Out of 2,000 parents surveyed by Dogs Trust, 37% said their child was fearful of dogs and 25% said their child’s fear affects their daily life.  The charity has launched a ‘Managing Fear Of Dogs’ campaign, to provide advice […]

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Parenting blogger Courtney Adamo broke the mould when she and her husband decided to take their four children on a gap year around the world. Pulling them out of school and throwing them into different cultures and climates, their new experiences have helped them thrive as individuals and as a family in ways that none […]

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A six-year-old boy who suffers from a rare syndrome has been given a new lease of life thanks to his father who donated his kidney. Ralph Frost, from Colchester, suffers from nephrotic syndrome, a condition that causes the kidneys to leak large amounts of protein into the urine.  He has also suffered from a series of […]

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A ‘lost’ child, stood alone for eight hours in the middle of the bustling Queen Street Mall in Brisbane, Australia, was offered help by just 21 people out of thousands of passers-by. Two child actors, Samuel and Ava, took turns standing alone for 20 minute periods as shoppers milled around them, as part of a social experiment […]

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Sian Williams teared up as she described how battling breast cancer impacted her family and four children. The former BBC presenter, 51, who kept her cancer diagnosis private until late May 2016, said her children were forced to “grow up fast”. “When you talk about the impact on the children you realise how vulnerable you […]

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