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[13 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 14,638 views]
Surrender on film swearing: Children can see films full of obscenities as censors relax rules

• Films aimed at teenagers will be allowed to feature more bad language under new guidelines unveiled by the
• Parents have previously complained about swearing in PG and 12A films

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[8 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 12,827 views]
Don’t make your kids kiss granny: Outcry as sex education chiefs say a high-five or wave protects children from abuse

• Forcing children to kiss relatives may be harmful, it has been claimed
• Parents have been advised to encourage them to ‘blow a kiss’ instead

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[6 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 12,531 views]
Children with low self-esteem could be harmed if they are lavished with too much praise by parents, study claims

Inflated praise can lead to kids retreating into their shell – and worry they will have to reach the same standard in future tasks
Children with low self-esteem could be harmed if they are lavished with too much praise by parents for doing things well, a research

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Government, Parents »

[30 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 8,676 views]
Scrap the sibling rule, says regulator in bid to reduce burden on over-subscribed schools

• Office of the Schools Adjudicator warned some parents suffer disadvantages
• Their children are being squeezed out of classes by lots of siblings
By SARAH HARRIS
PUBLISHED: 23:40, 29 November 2013 | UPDATED: 00:44, 30 November 2013
Popular schools should consider scrapping priority for younger brothers and sisters because it is unfair to local families, it was suggested yesterday.
The Office of the Schools Adjudicator (OSA) warned that some parents suffer ‘disadvantages’ because their children are being squeezed out of classes by lots of siblings.
They fail to gain places at nearby over-subscribed schools as families with …

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[6 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 7,595 views]
Schools should admit children at two, says Ofsted chief

Baroness Sally Morgan, the chairman of Ofsted, calls for a radical drive to raise standards of early education, including enrolling more children in school-based nurseries

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Parents »

[3 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 7,511 views]
Your chance to have your say

Do you know of any cases of people struggling to find primary school places. Or of schools with more than 30 pupils per class?

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[12 Aug 2013 | No Comment | 1,952 views]
Obesity Warning For British Children

Children face serious health problems in later life because they are not eating enough fruit and vegetables and are not doing enough exercise, the British Heart Foundation has warned.
Teenagers seem to be worse than younger age groups,

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[7 Aug 2013 | No Comment | 14,873 views]
Girls left out of pocket money while boys earn more for chores or where we go wrong today

The pocket money savings website PktMny analysed more than 3,800 household chores and tasks from its system undertaken by boys and girls between the ages of eight and 18.

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[19 Jul 2013 | No Comment | 18,513 views]
Instead of expensive gifts just say thank you

Independent July 2013
Instead of expensive gifts for teachers, how about parents thank them? It means more, and it’s free
Why have we got ourselves into the silly position of thinking that every teacher has to be bought a present at the end of every school year?
An apple for the teacher might once have been a well meant gesture but no parent should feel obliged to give there children’s teacher an expensice gift
Term ends in most schools this week and teachers, according to a Netmums survey, seem to be staggering home with …

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[26 May 2013 | No Comment | 9,001 views]
Campaign for school starting age flexibility in Northern Ireland

The parents’ campaign group, ParentsOutLoud, and the ATL teaching union are heading up a campaign in Northern Ireland for some flexibility on the school starting age. The campaign is also …

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