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The rainy season is the best time for staycations with families.
Budget rooms and backpack hostels serve their purpose when doing exploratory traveling, but when it comes to a staycation with family, it’s a good idea to book a room that places you in the lap of luxury: suites, and not just suites, ...
 
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These ballpark figures for your child’s tuition fees in the future will shock you.
You may have young kids at present, but we’re sure you’ve put some thought on securing your children’s futures as early as now. That includes saving up so you can send them to top schools to maximize their potential and ensure they have ...
 
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Because little Daenerys will never forgive you
So, you named your kid Daenerys. On one hand, at least you’re not alone. According to reports, there are 163 little girls named Daenerys currently running around America, and a handful more in Britain.But on the other hand, YOU NAMED YOUR KID ...
 
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Why you don't need hectoring, pestering parenting books in your life
I am drowning in parenting books. Somehow, the entire publishing industry has twigged that I write about families, and now three or four new parenting books plop through my letterbox without fail every week. And that’s a shame, because I am never ...
 
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Marvel's desperation to court children feels nefariousness
A week ago, my son was into whales. He could identify six or even species of whale by nothing but silhouette alone. He knew where they lived, what they ate, how comparatively big they all were. He knew what a bowhead whale ...
 
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Cherish the days before your son learns to talk. You'll miss them when they're gone.
The easiest trap a parent can fall into is looking ahead. Your baby is born and you wonder what they’ll be like as a toddler. They become a toddler and you wonder what they’ll be like at school. They go to school ...
 
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The new law requires that kids below 12 years old use car seats while inside a running vehicle
President Duterte has signed Republic Act 11229, or the Child Safety in Motor Vehicles Act, making it a law.This makes it a requirement to use child car seats in vehicles when transporting children."It shall be unlawful for the driver of a covered ...
 
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New guidelines suggest guilt over children's 'screen time' is misplaced. Turns out I was right all along
My three-year-old has an iPad. Actually, this isn’t strictly true. My three-year-old has my wife’s iPad. She lent it to him one afternoon, and then he sat on it and dribbled on it and wiped his filthy three-year-old hands all over it and then ...
 
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My wife and I recently went on a date...to a supermarket
Imade two new year's resolutions last year - pass my driving test and get a vasectomy–and I only stuck to one of them.Still, a 50% hit rate is nothing to sniff at–especially when the other 50% involves reading alarmingly vivid recollections of ...
 
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Materialism has been linked to anxiety and depression as well as selfish behaviors.
Sociologist and happiness expert Christine Carter said, "If we don't teach kids gratitude and practice it with them, they grow up feeling entitled, and entitlement does not lead to happiness. On the contrary, it leads to feelings of disappointment and frustration. In contrast, ...
 
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How do you deal with a potty-mouthed child?
When your toddler starts swearing, the first and most important thing you should do is assign blame. For instance—and I’ll hold my hands up here—when my eldest shouted “FUCKING CUNTS!” at nobody in particular a year and a half ago, that one ...
 
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In his own words, UNICEF's Goodwill Ambassador shares what he's learned about the most important role of all.
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham written piece for Father’s Day to support UNICEF’s early childhood development campaign—Early Moments Matter.There are many emotions that run through us when we think about our children. But for me and for the many dads and mums ...
 
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Daughters used to be only ones you had to worry about. Not now.
My testicles are fantastic. Honestly, you should see them. In just three short years, they’ve created two brand new boys. If I were to leave them to my own devices—which I absolutely won’t, because they are more powerful than you will ever ...
 
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Raising a daughter is about making her aware that the world will seek to hurt her in subtle ways.
I can pinpoint the moment our daughter began transforming into a stereotypical girl. She was two, and her mother and I took her to Ariel’s Grotto, in Disneyland. The restaurant traffics in so-called character dining, meaning the tables are careered by marquee ...
 
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"I learned what it meant to be a father the moment I held my daughter, and had to let her go."
Earlier this year, 29-year-old singer Saab Magalona and her husband Jim Bacarro were forced to endure the unthinkable. On February 8, they lost Luna, one of their newborn twins, whose brother Pancho was also in critical condition. Magalona revealed the tragic story nearly a month thereafter, in a heart-wrenching but still optimistic ...
 
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Can you see yourself still getting an allowance when you're over 30?
When does a parent's duty to provide financial support to their fully functioning adult children end?A consumer survey done by market research firm Kantar TNS reveals that "one out of every two parents across the globe supports children well into adulthood, with ...
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