Disturbing content slipping through YouTube’s “kid-friendly” filters (PAW Patrol, Peppa Pig etc))

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Platforms like Netflix and YouTube Kids can seem like the ideal digital daycare for busy parents who appreciate the educational and age-appropriate offerings as a way to keep their kids entertained and engaged while they try to manage other parts of their hectic lives. But as disturbing content starts slipping […]

Steve Jobs with iPad

Here’s Why Steve Jobs Didn’t Let His Kids Use iPads and Why You Shouldn’t Either

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If you fall within the Gen-Y era, chances are you’ve given a bunch of thought as to how you would raise your own children in this day and age. Especially with technology, so much has changed since our childhoods in the 90s. Here’s one question: Would you introduce the technological […]

Tips for Parents – from a Teacher who is also a Parent

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As a teacher who is also a parent with school-age children (age 7 and 9) these are my tips for parents. by Mel the Belle For happiness all round – your child’s, yours, and ours, here are a FEW tips from our birds’ eye view in the classroom: 1. Parents […]

Don’t Become the Wicked Witch! – How to Be a Good Stepmom

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Don’t Become the Wicked Witch! – Marrying a Man with Kids You’ve fallen in love – finally met the man of your dreams. Life is like a fairytale….but wait! Turn the page! Quick! He has children. And suddenly you no longer envision yourself as Cinderella, or Snow White. The only […]

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Postnatal Health – How To Regain & Maintain Your Fitness

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There are many types of exercise that will stimulate your cardiovascular system, your circulation and breathing and help you to maintain a healthy heart, as well as toning muscle groups for better posture and overall well-being. If you do not wish or are unable to join a formal fitness class […]

The World Through a Teenager’s Eyes

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Peer pressure, drugs, sex and reaching the expectations of our parents can get anyone down, especially a person that’s facing the most challenging time of their life. I’m talking about being a 21st century……….TEENAGER. To me, being a teenager in this present day and age has never been more difficult, […]