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How to help your family have the best Summer ever

How do you feel about the Summer?
Excited that perhaps the pace is slower, you have a family holiday booked and there will be lots of happy memories made.
Perhaps worried that there will be lots of juggling of childcare, how you are going to keep the kids busy and the costs, don’t even get me started on that one!!

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“Pushy” Parent – To be or not to be?

Throughout her career as a primary teacher Kate Edwards, a Leeds mum, came across many parents who encouraged their children in their academia, either to achieve Level 5/6 in their SATS, to move up to a higher reading book level, to be the fastest at Sports Day and so forth. Some have been subtle, some blatant. Some have used praise, others reward to help their children to achieve the desired targets. Here she gives us her views on “pushy” parenting.

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What you need to know before getting your first pet

Bringing a pet into your family for the first time is a life changing moment, but there are some aspects of pet ownership that many people don’t take into consideration when making their decision. With this in mind, we’ve asked Kathryn Eccles, Ecommerce Manager at pet supplies retailer Millbry Hill, to explain what you need to think about before getting your first pet.

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