May 16, 2012
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When asked about becoming a parent, Mums and Dads often say that it’s a lot to do with instinct, and you’ll work out how best to care for your baby as they grow. While that may be true, it’s hard not to read up on parenting, so if you can’t resist, check out Kidszine parenting blog. Blogs on the terrible twos, teenage woes, advice on health and pregnancy, ideas for birthday parties, parenting advice on healthy eating, and family friendly holiday ideas are all here. If that wasn’t enough, there are prizes to be won too! What more could you […]

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Oct 15, 2014
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A bike must be the ultimate Christmas present

Halfords has announced it’s trends for this Christmas 2014 and predicts the bikes, gifts and technology that kids, both big and small, will be waking up to on Christmas morning and includes it’s Christmas look book here: http://www.halfordschristmas2014.co.uk Nothing beats a bike for Christmas as getting your first bike is a major milestone for any child and an emotional one for parents too. Halfords will have the largest range of kids bikes this Christmas.     Bringing more than a touch of nostalgia the iconic Raleigh Chopper is back and reimagined for the kids of today. The exclusive, limited edition […]

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Oct 15, 2014
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Leeds Beckett University study reveals parents’ choices for children’s packed lunches

Research conducted by academics at Leeds Beckett University has revealed parents’ motivations for sending their children to primary school with a packed lunch, as well as exploring what parents choose to include. Initial findings from the study reveal that parents predominantly provide their children with packed lunches in order to ensure that their child has enough to eat, to track their food intake and to provide a healthy and high quality lunch. The researchers at Leeds Beckett University – previously Leeds Metropolitan University – surveyed over 1,000 parents of primary school children in England to find out about the content […]

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Oct 6, 2014
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Horrible Histories Style Kids Cook Book Launched By Michelin Starred Restaurateur

  Already being referred to as the Michelin star culinary equivalent of the “Horrible Histories” series, Monday 6th October sees the release of an exciting new food and cookery book for children and parents alike. “Fabulous Food!” is the first in a series of food books under the GASTRONOMICALS brand name, co-written and produced by award winning TV and radio broadcaster and journalist Petrie Hosken and her sister Claire Bosi, the award winning Michelin star restaurateur and co founder HIBISCUS. The book also features a foreword from Michelin starred chef Tom Kerridge 2* (The Hand& Flowers) along with contributions and […]

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Oct 6, 2014
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BRIO’s Celebrate 130th Anniversary Launches Play Lab

    Looking forward to a weekend without any plans or is your schedule already bursting with to-do’s? Hard to decide whether you should be lying on the sofa, catching up on work or embarking on an ambitious cooking adventure? Don’t worry, there’s no reason to panic. BRIO has put together a group of 5-year-olds who with the help of Facebook will take the pressure of making decisions away from you.       This year it is Swedish toy company BRIO’s 130th anniversary. To celebrate more than a century of play, and to highlight the importance of play and […]

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Sep 26, 2014
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Pearchild Device Alerts For Lost Children

Every three minutes in UK a child is reported missing. For both parent & child, it’s heart stopping and every moment feels like ten. A recent ITN study “Walk on by Britain” showed that in just one hour, 616 people walked past 2 lost children. Only one grandmother stopped to help. The reality is that we are often hindered by a fear of helping, concerned by potential backlash. Pearchild is a small device worn by children, which has been created to alert those passers by that the child is lost. It reassuringly invites the finder to call our number and […]

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Sep 26, 2014
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Youth Debate Reveals Results Of Political Survey of 13-25 Year Olds

A prominent political youth platform has conducted a survey offering fascinating insight into the opinions of Great Britain and Ireland’s youth demographic. Financed by Youth Debate , the survey drew results from 1853 male and female respondents aged between 13 and 25. The survey explored a variety of issues including EU membership, immigration, Scottish independence and party allegiance. Alex Firth, founder of Youth Debate explains, “Politics is always a hot topic however it can sometimes be difficult for the younger generation to find their voice. Youth Debate hopes to change this and give young people a platform where they can […]

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Sep 15, 2014
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Young Explorers Learn from UK Experts with New ‘How-To’ Video Series

Following the launch of ‘The UK Our Way’, a travel guide put together for children, by children, holiday park operator Parkdean has partnered with experts in kite-flying, rock pooling, sand sculptures and photography for a series of video guides available to download FREE online – each providing a cool sixty-ish seconds of inspiration. Part of Parkdean’s UK Our Way campaign; the new ‘how-to’ video series is available to watch from today at www.parkdeanholidays.co.uk/uk-our-way, bringing to life some of the most popular family-friendly outdoor activities, within its interactive e-guide. Each video boasts bite-size advice from experts, motivating kids on how to […]

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Sep 15, 2014
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Teapot Trust has made a short film to teach kids Blood Tests Aren’t Scary

The Teapot Trust, a small charity based near Edinburgh that provides art therapy to children with long term illnesses, has made a short film to encourage young people to be less fearful of blood tests.     Nina, who was aged just 13 years when the film was made, calmly shows her blood being taken. A great advocate for the fact that needles and blood tests needn’t be scary, she says there really is nothing to worry about. She was keen to help other children that she had seen at her clinic appointments who were worried about blood tests and […]

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Sep 11, 2014
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Guarantee Your Bike For Christmas At Halfords

  Whether a bike’s at the top of your little one’s Christmas list this year, or you’re wanting to treat yourself this festive season,  as of today ‘yule’ be able to reserve any bike online, ready to be shipped (via sleigh of course) to your local store, just in time for Christmas! The little elves working away here at Halfords HQ have decided to spread a little festive cheer during the lead-up to Christmas this year, by allowing you to reserve bikes online to relieve some of that guaranteed present-buying stress. Not only are we offering this fantastic early reservation […]

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Sep 9, 2014
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Halfords And Jodie Kidd Challenge Car Seat VAT

  Halfords campaigns to end unfair 5% tax on child car seats Halfords launches VAT free prices for 11 weeks Jodie Kidd invites safety conscious drivers to sign petition to end 5% VAT HALFORDS, the UK’s leading retailer of automotive, leisure and cycling products, announces a campaign to tackle the EU’s unfair tax on child car seats by selling its entire range of child car seats at zero-rate VAT prices from today. In the retailer’s first partnership with model and motoring mum, Jodie Kidd, Halfords is gathering signatures for a petition calling for the EU to abolish the 5% VAT […]

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Sep 6, 2014
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Recipes: Easy Squeezy Primula Halloween

    Spiced Pumpkin Muffins with Primula Creamy Frosting (Makes 12 muffins) Ingredients 225g Plain Flour 1tsp Bicarbonate of Soda 1tsp Ground Ginger 1tsp Mixed Spice 150ml Vegetable Oil 150ml Soured Cream 225g Caster Sugar 2 Large Eggs 125g Pureed Pumpkin (either tinned or boiled fresh pumpkin blended until pureed) 1 Tube Primula Original 400g Icing Sugar 1tsp Vanilla Extract Method Preheat oven to 180°C/gas mark 6. Line a muffin tray with paper cases. Mix the flour, bicarbonate of soda and spices in a bowl. In a jug, measure the oil and add the soured cream, eggs and sugar. Beat […]

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Sep 3, 2014
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Childhood trauma could lead to increased risk of developing obesity as an adult

Being subjected to abuse during childhood entails a markedly increased risk of developing obesity as an adult. This is the conclusion of a meta-analysis carried out on previous studies, which included a total of 112,000 participants. The analysis was conducted by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, and has been published in the journal  Obesity Reviews. “The study clearly shows that difficult life events leave traces which can manifest as disease much later in life. The mechanisms behind this process include stress, negative patterns of thought and emotions, poor mental health, increased inflammation, as well as lowered immune function and […]

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Aug 27, 2014
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First Timer’s Guide for Families Holidaying in Orlando

As holidaymakers start to feel the benefits of a growing economy, the dream of going to Orlando for the first time looks set to come true for many young and cost conscious families. That’s why Florida specialist, Magic Holidays, has launched a new First-Timer’s Guide to Orlando, providing unbiased advice on what to do, what to look out for and how to make the most out of your time and get the best value in the theme park capital. “Every day, we receive enquiries from parents who haven’t been to Florida before, and who are searching for  help and answers […]

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Aug 23, 2014
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Wallsauce.com launches new Harry Potter wall murals

Fans can now bring the wizarding world into their own homes, as Wallsauce.com has launched new Harry Potter wall murals, through its licensing agreement with Warner Bros.   The perfect gift for any fan, these murals will no doubt bring the enchanting world of Hogwarts and beyond into a bedroom, den or living room this Christmas. The bespoke murals show iconic images from the world famous film series. Visitors to the site can choose from artwork featuring Harry, Ron and Hermione as well as Dobby, Dumbledore and many others – there’s something for everyone.     Andrew Gerraty , Company […]

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Aug 13, 2014
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Increased costs for families raising disabled children

The UK’s largest provider of grants to low-income families raising disabled and seriously ill children and young people, Family Fund, reports feedback from families on the significant costs involved with raising a disabled or seriously ill child. Mandy received a grant from Family Fund last year, she said: “Thank you for the grant towards some clothing for my son.  I have really struggled to find the money to buy some and I could not have afforded it without your help. He picked out the clothes himself, including a cap which we told him was magic for when he goes on […]

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