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Ask family expert: How to support your children during exams

Q: My son is about to take his exams and I’m worried about his future if he doesn’t do well.

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What is the right age for crossing the road alone? Picture: Shutterstock.

'Kids shouldn’t be allowed to cross the road alone until they are 14' say scientists

Children aren't safe crossing the road on their own until they're 14, say scientists.

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Do you and your partner have a 'date night'?

The importance of parents’ date nights

As a dad of two daughters with all the fun, craziness and noise they produce, I often find myself looking forward to the silence.

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Children should be encouraged to learn the value of money from an early age.

Why making your kids money-savvy from a young age adds up

Money skills are a vital part of everyday life – and new research underlines why it pays to start learning from an early age.

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The new Tax Free Childcare scheme could leave you quids in.

Are you claiming all the childcare help you're entitled to?

Parents take note: There’s a new kid on the block that could mean up to £2,000 to help towards childcare costs.

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Spots are the thing which worry teenagers most about their appearance.

Children start worrying about their appearance aged just 12

Children start to worry about their appearance at the tender age of 12, a study has found.
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Parents forking out thousands of pounds to help children leave home

Parents of children approaching adulthood can expect to spend £2,500 easing their offspring out of the family nest, research suggests.

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Have you bought any of these?

Kids’ rusks recalled over allergy fears

Krunchi Foods is recalling three cake rusk products because they contain egg, wheat and milk which are not correctly declared on the labels.

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Jon Platt arrives at court with wife Sally. Picture: PA.

Would being fined put you off taking children on holiday during term time?

A father has lost a landmark legal battle at the UK's highest court over taking his daughter to Disney World during school term time.
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What will you be getting up to this Easter? Picture: Pixabay.

Easter 2017: What's on in the North East over the bank holiday weekend?

Easter may have fallen late this year - but it's finally almost time to celebrate.
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Nearly one million households are unable to cover the cost of two or more essential bills, a new study has found. Picture: PA.

Nearly one million households 'struggling to pay essential bills'

Nearly one million households are unable to cover the cost of two or more essential bills, a new study has found.
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How many portions of fruit and vegetables do your children eat?

Cancer warning as most older children fail to eat five-a-day

More than nine in 10 older children are not eating the recommended five portions of fruit or vegetables every day, a charity has warned.
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Parents could face higher fees and extra charges in childcare.

30 hours of free childcare scheme 'could lead to higher fees for parents'

Parents could face higher fees and extra charges for childcare as a result of Government plans to double the free hours available to pre-school children, it has been suggested.

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The one-shot jab has been developed by scientists.

Babies could soon get 5 in 1 vaccination from birth

A one-shot jab to protect newborns against meningitis and other fatal infections has been developed by scientists.
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Fancy getting out and about for English Tourism Week?

Unmissable events for English Tourism Week

Celebrate English tourism, vibrant visitor experiences and world-renowned attractions during English Tourism Week, which starts tomorrow.

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The toy has been recalled.

Toy recalled due to safety risk from batteries

The British distributor of a childrens’ toy has taken steps to recall the product, warning that there is a risk of injury if owners attempt to change the battery.
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A carbon monoxide alarm could save the lives of your family. Pic:PA/thinkstockphotos.

The cheap safety device which could save your family's life

British parents spend hundreds of pounds on safety features to protect their children - yet new research reveals a third of them fail to invest in a cheap device that could save their child’s life.

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Mind-reading, super strength and heat vision to cook dinner - 55% of kids think their parents have super powers

Mind-reading, super strength and heat vision to cook dinner - 55% of kids think their parents have super powers

Kids really do think their parents are superheroes - with more than half believing their mums can read their minds.
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How many of these foods have your children tried?

How many of these exotic foods have your children tried?

Millions of modern children have already had their first taste of olives, houmous and quinoa before the age of five, a study has found.
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Dads can suffer from postnatal depression too, says our expert.

Family life: Can dads suffer from postnatal depression too?

Q: “I’ve just had my first baby and while I feel fine, my husband seems low. Could his depression be linked to the baby – I thought it was just mothers who got postnatal depression?”

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