Parenting News

27 April 2013

Parenting News: Newborn Babies Lead to Increase in Energy Bills For UK Parents

· Research reveals that two in three new parents find energy use increases with baby’s arrival. · New parents spent over £70m on baby gadgets last year. · E.ON offers tips and ...
26 April 2013

Parenting News: Time-Poor Parents Are Spending Only SEVEN Days a Year Connecting With Their Children

- Busy working parents feel they need at least half an hour to an hour to reconnect with their children  - Parents feel pressured into spending six times longer on chores each evening than playing ...
25 April 2013

Parenting News: Fifth of Parents Are Forced to Buy Less Food For Their Children Due to Rising Prices

- The UK Parents & Cost of Living Report reveals a fifth of parents are buying less food to tackle rising food prices – rising to 28 per cent in the South East. - ...
24 April 2013

Parenting News: Two in Five Retirees Support Their Families Financially

· Class of 2013 study shows 40 per cent of those expecting to retire this year provide financial support to dependants · Average contribution is £240 a month with cash for ...
23 April 2013

Parenting News: Mums and Dads Are Struggling to Get Their Kids to Eat Fruit

Over half of parents struggle to get their children to eat fruit, according to new research. In fact, the findings show that for 12 per cent of mums it proves ...
22 April 2013

Parenting News: Cost of Childcare is Slowly Decreasing

Findababysitter.com has revealed exclusive figures from its national database of childcare professionals to show the cost of childcare in the last quarter has decreased by two per cent. The data of ...
21 April 2013

Parenting News: A Mother’s Love Conquers All As Mums Are Best at Showing Love, Says New Research

British mums are best at showing love and affection for their children, although overall, mothers think they could do better in other areas.  Mums said that providing love for their offspring ...
20 April 2013

Parenting News: Peppa Pig Voted Favourite Children’s TV Show By UK Parents

Peppa Pig is the favourite show amongst UK parents, closely followed by CBeebies’ Charlie and Lola, and Humf, according to a survey of more than 1,300 people with at least ...
19 April 2013

Parenting News: Dads Are Too Embarrassed to Answer Questions About The “Birds and The Bees”

A huge majority of British parents have revealed that when it comes to learning about the birds and the bees, it will be mum, rather than dad, who will tackle ...
18 April 2013

Parenting News: More Than Half of Parents Keep Babies Entertained With Smartphone or Tablet Devices

More than half of parents admit they allow their baby to play with their phone or tablet device and one in seven parents confessed to doing so for more than ...
17 April 2013

Parenting News: Half of Expectant Parents Would Love to Choose the Gender of Their Baby

Mums and dads would love to choose the sex of their baby, if there was a safe way of doing so, in order to pick whether to have a boy ...
16 April 2013

Parenting News: Babies Boost a New Mum’s Circle of Friends

It seems that newborns not only bring the joys of parehthood, but are also good for your social life as having children actually benefits a woman’s network of friends, says ...
16 April 2013

Parenting News: Around 3 Million Young Adults Still Live With Their Parents

The UK is fostering a generation of young people unable to leave home owing to high house prices, and though many of them manage to save the deposit to buy ...
15 April 2013

Parenting News: 21st Century Kids Spend Less Time Playing Outdoors Than Their Parents Did

Today’s kids are more inclined to stay indoors and watch television, play computer games and in some cases, even do their homework, rather than go outside to play, says new ...
15 April 2013

Parenting News: Recession Could Literally be Crippling UK Kids as Families Can't Afford New Shoes

A worrying consequence of the recession on the nation’s children has been revealed by research which shows parents are being forced to make financial decisions which may negatively affect their ...
14 April 2013

Fifth of Stay-at-Home Mums Would Pick Career if They Could Turn Back Time

- New research suggests that a fifth of stay-at-home mums would’ve opted to choose pursuing a career if they could ‘turn back the clock’. - The biggest regrets of stay-at-home mums was the ...
13 April 2013

Career Choice 'Princess'

Does your daughter dream of being a princess when she grows up? Princess as a career choice is not as straight forward as it seems so you may want to fill ...
13 April 2013

Parenting News: Almost Half of British Parents Can’t Afford to Give Their Child a Birthday Party

Birthdays on the Breadline, a new report released today by family support service leaders Family Action, unwraps the story of how parents are busting their budgets for their children’s birthday ...
5 April 2013

Parenting News: Using a ‘Cutesy’ Voice Voted as Most Annoying Parenting Habit

Parents beware, using a ‘cutesy’ voice is by far the most annoying thing you can do to rattle the British public, including other mums and dads, around you. Putting baby related ...
4 April 2013

Parenting News: Majority of Parents Want Coding to be Integrated into the National Curriculum

After Michael Gove suspended the ‘dull and derivative’ national ICT curriculum last year, the place of computer science and coding in school education has been hotly debated. With countries like Vietnam ...
3 April 2013

Parenting News: Tired Working Mums Actually go to The Office For a Rest

More than two thirds of working mothers admit they enjoy going to the office for a break from childcare, according to a new survey. Despite being busy at work, 68 per ...
2 April 2013

Parenting News: UK Families Cut Hotel Stays Short as Kids Are “Unwelcome”

More than a quarter of a million British parents - a staggering one in every 25 families - have cut short a hotel stay early because they felt so unwelcome ...
1 April 2013

Parenting News: UK Parents Give £1.9billion a Year in Pocket Money (Most in Exchange for Chores)

Nearly every eight to 16-year-old in the UK currently receives pocket money, despite the wider economic downturn and increasing pressure on family income says new research from PktMny. Two fifths of ...
1 April 2013

Parenting News: UK Parents Use Evening Meals as a Chance to Tear Kids Away From TV

  · Over half say it’s the only time they properly talk to their children. · Almost one in three British families sit down for dinner together every day. · But 1 in 10 still never sit down ...
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