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Did banning sugar turn my kids into sweet little angels?

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:00:39 GMT

When she found out her son Oscar was eating three times the recommended amount of sugar, Anna Maxted was horrified and decided to take action






Taiwan outlaws children using electronic devices for too long

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:34:31 GMT

Taiwan is to enforce parents monitoring the amount of time their children spend using electronic devices by law, with hefty fines for those who fail to adhere






Doctor's Diary: growing pains can be real

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:05:33 GMT

Children complaining of 'growing pains' are not usually taken seriously, but they can be a symptom of hypermobility, or excess elasticity






The gift of life baby Zara gave when she died

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 07:00:07 GMT

A mother tells Anna van Praagh why the first donation of a newborn's organs in the UK evokes memories both painful and proud






Children's birthdays: can parents ever rise above party politics?

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 13:11:02 GMT

After a five-year-old boy is invoiced for £15.95 for missing his friend's birthday, only a masochist would throw a child's party






Meet the 12-year-old girl battling dementia

Sat, 17 Jan 2015 19:30:57 GMT

Charlea Armstead's genetic disorder puts Victoria Lambert in mind of a fragile octogenarian. Not so her extraordinary spirit






Not on the team? Then no more sport for you

Sat, 17 Jan 2015 07:05:01 GMT

The decline of competitive sports in schools into an elite-only activity is a national scandal






Children need to learn how to beat boredom, says Nicky Morgan

Fri, 16 Jan 2015 06:00:04 GMT

Rather than filling every moment of their children's lives parents should tell their children to 'go away' and entertain themselves, the Education Secretary says






Cyberbully, review: 'tense and topical'

Thu, 15 Jan 2015 22:20:38 GMT

This moral drama was a touch predictable but potent even so, says Mark Monahan






Labour's war on Frosties is a war on parents too

Thu, 15 Jan 2015 13:28:20 GMT

Behind Andy Burnham's killjoy crusade against sugar, salt and fat lies a bossy contempt for families, says Brendan O'Neill

Labour's war on Frosties is a war on parents too

Thu, 15 Jan 2015 13:28:20 GMT

Behind Andy Burnham's killjoy crusade against sugar, salt and fat lies a bossy contempt for families, says Brendan O'Neill






Not all fathers are feckless. Let's cut them some slack

Mon, 12 Jan 2015 16:24:03 GMT

Why is it so surprising that rugby player Ben Foden is a hands-on dad? asks Bryony Gordon






One Fat Mother: my bid to be a YouTube sensation

Sat, 10 Jan 2015 07:00:58 GMT

One Fat Mother - aka Telegraph columnist Bryony Gordon - reveals why she has launched a light-hearted parenting vlog

One Fat Mother: my bid to be a YouTube sensation

Sat, 10 Jan 2015 07:00:58 GMT

One Fat Mother - aka Telegraph columnist Bryony Gordon - reveals why she has launched a light-hearted parenting vlog






My bid to be a YouTube sensation

Sat, 10 Jan 2015 07:00:58 GMT

One Fat Mother - aka Telegraph columnist Bryony Gordon - reveals why she has launched a light-hearted parenting vlog






Doctor charged with rape 'thought no one would believe a child over him'

Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:49:02 GMT

Court hears Michael Salmon, 79, thought he was 'bomb-proof' when he worked at hospitals in Buckinghamshire including Stoke Mandeville in Aylesbury






Simple sugar swaps make major difference, trial finds

Mon, 05 Jan 2015 06:00:57 GMT

Simple sugar swaps can cut intake by almost half, pilot study finds






Will the new childcare bible win over British parents?

Sat, 03 Jan 2015 07:00:37 GMT

A "revolutionary" new parenting guide, The Conscious Parent, has taken the US by storm. Ignore grandparents' advice, it recommends, and let your child raise you. But will it fare as well over here?






All nursery staff could be forced to have first aid training by summer

Fri, 02 Jan 2015 22:00:41 GMT

Sam Gyimah, an Education minister, has ordered a review into whether to introduce mandatory paediatric first aid training for all nursery staff after the death of nine month old Millie Thompson at a nursery in October 2012






Head warns of 'ticking time bomb' in schools

Wed, 31 Dec 2014 22:53:05 GMT

Sir Anthony Seldon has called for schools to give over part of their timetable to a 'daily stillness period' to prevent mental health issues among young people