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Spending time with toddlers helps elderly fight dementia

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Experts have come up with an invigorating tonic for the elderly — a toddler.

How to occupy your kids this summer

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Outdoor-learning schemes make kids happier and fitter. Why aren’t there more of them?

Blooming lovely. The hot garden trends

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Traditional flowers are back in fashion, as are pods, fairy lights and firepits

Leave your termtime persona at home and connect with your teens this summer

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My voice is a whisper because whenever I say something sensitive about one of our four children, the one I’m talking about always accidentally hears it. “I

Spring cleaning — my Not Good Housekeeping guide

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This is the time for spring cleaning. You can’t escape it. Spring cleaning tips here, spring cleaning tips there.

Family: how to deal with a lying teenager

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Every parent knows that teenagers fib. Lying is normal boundary testing that happens as children grow up (or “individuate” as an American dad once described the adolescent

The spring garden makeover guide

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The latest floral and furnishing trends for your backyard

Сan a 15-year-old look after a six-year-old alone?

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This summer, I’m going to do something I’ve never done before: something I’m both nervous and excited about. I had to find out if it was legal

Calls to ban doll that ‘spies’ on children

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She is the smart, talking doll that “you can talk to like a real friend”. According to child safety campaigners, however, My Friend Cayla may also be

Teenage girls need “other mothers” as mentors

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Daughters can be deaf to maternal wisdom — so we need female mentors to help raise them