Daphne Oz dishes on her co-hosts on ‘The Chew’

April 26, 2017

… forgiving with ourselves and a little more forgiving with each other. Oz, who has recently partnered with Chicco to encourage parents to educate one another about child safety, said she bonds with her family in the kitchen. The kitchen is the place to be. Its the heart of the home. Its where all the gossip happens. My kids totally know that, she said. My kids love to make kale chips and cookies and all kinds of things. I dont mind when they make a mess. I think that is actually probably …

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Prince Harry and Prince William are royals for the millennial generation

April 26, 2017

… week for their powerful online Heads Together campaign to end mental health stigma. This online campaign has seen Prince Harry, Prince William, and the Duchess of Cambridge reveal deeply personal details about the pressures and struggles they’ve faced, including the princes’ grief following their mum’s death and Kate and William’s learning curve as parents. More so than ever before, the portrait of the royal family is being painted as one of human beings who grapple with …

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What Sheryl Sandberg can teach you about loss, grief, and resilience

April 25, 2017

… isolation,” she says. “The easy conversations I used to have with parents when I dropped off my kids at school … felt gone. And people kind of looked at me like I was a deer in headlights. So as much as I was trying to overcome grief, I was also feeling more and more and more alone.” Thirty days after Goldberg’s death, she turned (of course) to Facebook with the equivalent of a primal scream. “You can give in to the void, the emptiness that fills your heart, …

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Action urged on school holiday hunger – BBC News

April 25, 2017

One million growing up in poverty who receive free school meals during term time Two million whose parents are on low wages but do not qualify for free school meals For both groups, school holidays place extra burdens on family budgets in terms of food, fuel, activities and childcare. The report says this is sometimes “compounded” by a shortage of skills to cook and shop on a budget. It claims the loss of free school meals adds between 30 and 40 per week to parents’ …

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The Queen is 91 and to mark it the Royal Family are tweeting lovely old photos

April 22, 2017

… One of the photos the Royal Family have shared shows the Queen at the tender age of one month old at her christening, with her parents, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (The Queen Mother). Now the oldest reigning monarch, she dedicated her life to service on her 21st birthday. More > https://t.co/mcVCkOE7UY #QueensBirthday pic.twitter.com/chSdUWfARJ The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) April 21, 2017 @ClarenceHouse the official Twitter account for Prince Charles and the Duchess of …

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Watch out kids, your parents totally understand emoji (except maybe that eggplant one)

April 16, 2017

"Eggplant for dinner again?"Image: Westend61/Getty parents, they just don’t understand. Right? Well, yes and no. A new survey shows that when it comes to emoji, most seniors totally do get it. Except, that is, with one tiny eggplant-styled exception. SEE ALSO: Facebook’s new emoji are finally available to everyone Great Senior Living, a site that focuses on senior care and retirement living, surveyed 500 people aged 55 and older on their emoji use and discovered that …

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Pupils as young as four having panic attacks, say teachers – BBC News

April 14, 2017

… cut. Vocational education is being cut. “We are seeing schools around the country sending letters to parents asking for money on a regular basis to make up for the the gap that the government is leaving in school budgets.” The Department for Education insists that schools in England are funded at record levels and that its investment will rise as pupil numbers rise. …

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CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

… unfortunately, some of our kids fall to the cracks. Sometimes these kids are bullied and a lot of people in their life tell them that they can’t do things. Are you ready for speech? Let’s practice out here. Their parents are often told that their child is never going to learn to speak. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The third grade teacher called my mother. She said he can’t do anything by himself. My mother had her heart broken. CHRISTIE: For the kids that are from low income families, …

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The enduring appeal of Adrian Mole, aged 50 – BBC News

April 2, 2017

… “It’s written from the point of view of a 13-year-old boy, but it’s also there’s the story of [his separating] parents. It’s a very clever trick, because through his lack of awareness you learn so much about marriage, parenting and life. “Sue was very engaged politically and socially tuned in to what was going on, and Adrian was her way in to discuss that,” Mangan adds. “She deals with big cultural phenomena through the books and with …

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Adorably resourceful child builds a Nintendo Switch out of cardboard

March 31, 2017

The saddest Nintendo Switch =(Image: Twitter How do you think the frame rate is on cardboard Zelda? We can all relate to this kid. That feeling of really wanting a particular thing in this case, a Nintendo Switch but not being able to get it. You can almost imagine his parents saying: “You want one? Build your own.” SEE ALSO: Here’s a super nerdy analysis of the music in ‘Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ And so he did. Twitter user @fraise_ama shot a short video of her …

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Shanghai: Insider Travel Guide

March 24, 2017

(CNN)Welcome to the future. This is the best of Shanghai, home to more than 20 million residents, 6,000 high-rises (and growing) and a constant chorus of jackhammers. It’s a city striving to set all the benchmarks for the modern world. …

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In coach’s rant, a lesson for parents and athletes

March 23, 2017

(CNN)If you’ve been on Facebook this week, chances are you’ve seen someone share comments made by Geno Auriemma, coach of the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team. UConn hasn’t lost a game in more than two years and is in play for a fifth consecutive national title. Even after more than 30 years as head coach at UConn, Auriemma said that recruiting “enthusiastic kids is harder than it’s ever been.” In the video, he said that …

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An app that calls Congress for you and yet another Snapchat clone: This week in apps

March 21, 2017

… Image: LILI SAMS/MASHABLE Google launched a new app called Family Link to make parental controls easier and more convenient for parents and kids. Mashable’s Pete Pachal tried out Family Link and wrote up what they got right and what they didn’t. Apple’s next version of iOS will kill hundreds of thousands of apps due to a change by the company. Here’s how to check which of your apps may be in trouble. And finally, that creepy Facebook stalking app was a hoax, but …

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When To Start Potty Training Boys And Girls

March 20, 2017

Potty training is a subject that keeps many parents awake at night, browsing forums and sites in search of tips, advice, and proven techniques. But how do you know which potty-training tips will work for your child and which wont? Surely, there is no “one size fits all” solution that applies to both boys and girls at different ages. The truth is that potty-training readiness is related to the physical, emotional, and mental state of your child. Or in simple terms, you cant expect to …

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Looking back on the political gambles of May and Sturgeon – BBC News

March 19, 2017

… should be glad. The opposition have ganged up on them several times this term already – should they have to bow to “the will of parliament” all the time, they would have had to repeal the football act, ban fracking, give Highlands and Islands its own board and accept that they are “failing teachers, parents and pupils”. Party politics There are still some party-political elements amid this grand constitutional row. In particular, it has cast the SNP and the …

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Mom Becomes Internet Sensation With Her Dollar Store Baby Photo Shoots

March 16, 2017

… Isabel wants to encourage other parents who have the time to create fun photo sets without breaking the bank. “They are just so simple to do, and they are not hard, and I think if parents want to do this for fun, just put a sheet down and do something creative with it,” she says. Due to restrictions, this video cannot be viewed in your region. …

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Why I bought my daughter heroin – BBC News

March 10, 2017

… come to you.” And they said, “Well, we can’t do anything today. She won’t actually die from this withdrawal.” And I was shocked at how nobody was taking responsibility and the whole burden was placed on us, as the parents. “It’s your problem, now she’s tagged to your house she has to be there.” You cannot live with someone who’s withdrawing from a 100 a day habit, who’s going to be kicking off and screaming and crying and vomiting …

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