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How to be a happier mum

How to be a happier mum

Being a mother is rewarding, but it can also be a real strain. Try these tips from experts on how to get the most out of motherhood.
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Stressed parents make kids ill

Stressed parents make kids ill

Parents suffering from stress are not only making themselves sick, but may also be making their children sick.
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Introducing kids to a healthier lifestyle

Introducing kids to a healthier lifestyle

Working parents often make food choices based on convenience. Here are some quick and easy ways to introduce your kids to a healthier new way of life.
Smiley babies give mother natural high

Smiley babies give mother natural high

New research from the US suggests seeing your own baby smile activates pleasure receptors in the brain, which lead to quality care.
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Babies can smell mother's fear

Babies can smell mother's fear

Animals release a subtle "fear odour" when they're frightened, which babies can detect on their mother and US scientists believe the same could be true in...
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Down syndrome boy's mum fires back at troll

Down syndrome boy's mum fires back at troll

"Ugly." That's how one commenter cruelly responded when US mother Megan Davies Mennes posted this photo of her son Quinn, who has Down Syndrome, to her...
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Babies cry to stop parents conceiving: expert

Babies cry to stop parents conceiving: expert

Babies cry for a night-time feed to delay their mother's ovulation and prevent another baby that would compete for resources, according to Harvard professor...
Lose baby weight within a year or risk diabetes

Lose baby weight within a year or risk diabetes

It's no secret that losing baby weight can be a challenge, but Canadian doctors are recommending women get back to their healthiest size within a year of...
'Fattest' baby in Colombia put on diet

'Fattest' baby in Colombia put on diet

Colombia's fattest baby – who weighs the same as a six-year-old – has been rescued by a charity to undergo life-saving treatment.
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Active parents have healthier kids: study

Active parents have healthier kids: study

If you want your kids to be active, then you need to be encouraging and do it with them, according to Canadian researchers.
How to help your child make friends at a new school

How to help your child make friends at a new school

Trying to make friends can be nerve-racking for your child especially if they are starting out at a new school.
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Family tribute to dying baby goes viral

Family tribute to dying baby goes viral

When Zion Isaiah Blick was born on January 11, his family knew they would not have many days with him.
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Help Kiwi kids beat the back to school blues

Help Kiwi kids beat the back to school blues

The new school year is fast approaching, and for some kids, school can be a daunting and scary experience.
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Babies can detect language differences

Babies can detect language differences

Babies can detect differences in language from as young as 13 months old, a new study from the University of Auckland has found.
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Kids today run 'slower than their parents'

Kids today run 'slower than their parents'

Research spanning 1964 to 2010 and involving 25 million youths from 28 countries shows children are heavier and run slower than their parents.
Britain pays mothers to breastfeed

Britain pays mothers to breastfeed

A trial scheme in Britain will pay mothers in two poor areas to breastfeed their babies, rewarding them with shopping vouchers.
You're a better parent than you think, mum

You're a better parent than you think, mum

Raising a child is hard, and nobody is a harsher judge of a mother's performance than is the mum herself.
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Child bedtime linked to behaviour

Child bedtime linked to behaviour

A British study has found that children who have erratic bedtimes throughout childhood display progressively worse behaviour.
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Kiwi families suffer from work pressure

Kiwi families suffer from work pressure

New research has revealed that an increasing number of Kiwi parents are being forced to swap family time for work commitments, causing a strain on family...
Do big balls make for bad dads?

Do big balls make for bad dads?

When it comes to choosing a man who will be a great father, women might be advised to look at their prospective partner's testicle size.
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