Parents and parenting

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I secretly contacted my father – now my mother refuses to speak to me | Ask Annalisa Barbieri
You did nothing wrong in seeking out your father. Love is not about declaring total loyalty

Annalisa Barbieri

30, Sep, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Get off the hamster wheel! How to quiet quit absolutely everything
Sure, you can strive less in the workplace. But what happens when you dial down bigger things, like parenting, relationships and even showering?

Zoe Williams

30, Sep, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Parents ‘eating cold meals’ to save on UK energy costs
Quarter of adults with at least one child under 18 have also cut back on food shopping, study finds

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

29, Sep, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Think of all the babies in Britain this winter – how to keep them warm? | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett
This cruel government is doing nothing to help families in desperate need, says Guardian columnist Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

28, Sep, 2022 @11:07 AM

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A moment that changed me: ‘I was told my baby wouldn’t live beyond 10 years’
I was devastated when I was told that Sam had a rare genetic disorder, just a week after he was born. But I have learned to live in the moment and enjoy the time I have with him

Cora Hoffmann

28, Sep, 2022 @6:00 AM

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My latest worry as a parent is headphones: they’ve become a tool in the generation wars in my house | Sisonke Msimang
I grew up listening to my parent’s music and learning the lessons that came with it. These days kids can tune out for hours on end and never run out of content

Sisonke Msimang

26, Sep, 2022 @5:30 PM

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The festival where everyone’s welcome – so long as their name’s Nigel
Blame a certain high-profile Brexiteer if you like, but no one wants to call their baby Nigel any more. Can Worcestershire’s Nige-fest stop the rot?

26, Sep, 2022 @3:42 PM

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‘The voices you’re not hearing’: the Labour women fighting for modern childcare
MotherRED gives grants and support to 50 women, who commit to family-friendly policies, to stand for public office

Alexandra Topping

25, Sep, 2022 @2:21 PM

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School must be fun, but why won’t my son talk about it?
What do I have to do to persuade my son to tell me something, anything about his day at school?

Séamas O’Reilly

25, Sep, 2022 @8:30 AM

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We could all be better parents, if only there was a rehearsal | Eva Wiseman
Imagine what a good job you could do if you were allowed a practice run? That’s exactly the premise behind a new TV show, says Eva Wiseman

Eva Wiseman

25, Sep, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Urgent call for review into sentencing pregnant women due to health risks
Experts and campaigners write open letter to justice secretary and Sentencing Council warning of dangers of giving birth in jail

Jon Ungoed-Thomas and Chelsie Henshaw

24, Sep, 2022 @6:47 PM

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‘I felt a responsibility to get it right’: the male standups using jokes to cope with miscarriage
Even though it affects one in five pregnancies, the loss of a baby is rarely talked about, especially among men. But standups Jacob Hawley and Will Duggan are using comedy to break that taboo

Rachael Healy

23, Sep, 2022 @1:00 PM

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