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[7 Aug 2012 | 257 Comments | ]
Daddy’s Girl

We are so happy to share this delightful post from Ben Wakeling, dad of 2 boys, as he eagerly awaits the birth of his little girl.

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[4 Jul 2012 | 132 Comments | ]
Doulas – The Debate

Would you use a Doula? In his latest Parent Panel post Ben Wakeling takes a balanced look at what they offer to new parents in pregnancy, childbirth and beyond.

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[7 Jun 2012 | 1,060 Comments | ]
Why we’re having a home birth

In his latest Parent Panel post Ben Wakeling talks about why he and his wife are hoping baby No 3 will be born at home.

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[24 May 2012 | 120 Comments | ]
Poor Parenting, and How to Fix It

Poor parenting is regularly being cited as a cause of bad behaviour in schools and wider society, and was reported to be one of the main factors leading to last year’s riots. Ben Wakeling from our Parent Panel takes a look at this hotly debated subject and wonders how we can fix the problem.

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[15 May 2012 | 94 Comments | ]
Five Ways Dads Can Help During Pregnancy

Experienced dad Ben Wakeling from our Parent Panel shares his tips on ways dads-to-be can support their partners during pregnancy.

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[1 May 2012 | Comments Off | ]
The Toddler Guide To Food by Joanne Mallon

Parenting a toddler is full of challenges and for some this can often include issues around food. Did you ever wish another parent could tell you what they wish someone had told them? Well read on, because we are about to share an extract from the chapter on fussy eaters from Joanne Mallon’s new book Toddlers: an instruction manual. A guide to surviving the years one to four (written by parents, for parents).

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[24 Apr 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
Do We Play Games Together Any More?

Do you play board games with your children? In his latest Parent Panel post Ben Wakeling looks at how this important family past time seems to be on the demise and why we should still be making time for it.

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[17 Apr 2012 | 14 Comments | ]
Five Ways to Help Your Child Overcome Shyness

Ben Wakeling from our Parent Panel offers some sound advice on how to encourage your child to overcome their shyness.

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[22 Mar 2012 | 563 Comments | ]
Paying for Scan Photos: Justified, or Emotional Blackmail?

How much did you have to pay, if anything, for a printed out ultrasound image of your baby? Our Parent Panel dad Ben Wakeling voices his opinion on whether charging parents to be for their baby scan pics is the right thing to do.

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[8 Mar 2012 | 100 Comments | ]
Were You Put Under Pressure to Have Kids?

Ben Wakeling takes a look at the way many couples, and especially the female partners, find themselves under a lot of pressure from family and friends to produce a baby. Did it happen to you?

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[28 Feb 2012 | 126 Comments | ]
Top Parenting Quotes

There’s nothing like a good quotation to inspire you or make you laugh when you need it the most; here’s Ben Wakeling from our Parent Panel sharing some of his favourites.

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[21 Feb 2012 | 7 Comments | ]
5 Childhood Illnesses (and how to cope with them)

Our Parent Panel dad Ben takes a look at some of the most common childhood ailments and offers some handy tips on how to help your child get through them.

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[26 Jan 2012 | One Comment | ]
Kids – We Should Spend Some Time Apart

In his latest Parent Panel post, dad of 2 Ben Wakeling looks at why it’s important for parents to nurture their relationship as a couple as well as nurturing their kids

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[12 Jan 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Boys Will Be Boys

Do you find yourself wondering about the kind of relationship your children will have with each other as they get older? Ben from our Parent Panel shares the vision of brotherhood that he has for his two sons.

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[28 Dec 2011 | 11 Comments | ]
What Are Your New Year’s Resolutions?

With the end of 2011 only a few days away we’ve been asking our Parent Panel members what they believe 2012 will hold for them. Here’s Ben Wakeling with his look at New Year’s Resolutions.