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  • J’adore/ J’abhor

    Parlez-vous teen slang? The language barrier has always been a problem when it comes to parent/child communications. Do you find the way your little darlings speak totally basic or, like, lit?

  • Hey parents, leave those kids alone!

    A new parenting manual urges us to back off and let our kids take the lead. Veteran teacher (and mother of three) Esther Wojcicki on why being a ‘panda mum’ is the way forward.

  • Screen time saviours

    Wondering what all that gaming and social media is doing to your kids mental wellbeing? Us too. So we've asked the experts for their advice on how to keep screen time safe.

  • Kids and parenting

    Autism, ADD, anxiety, dyslexia…

    Are kids in crisis? Psychologist Sarah Warley believes neuroscience can help. Muddy gets a crash course.

  • Muddy Loves: Sprout + Shed

    Whether you're in the market for, or parting company with some top notch kid's gear, you need to know about brand new online marketplace Sprout+Shed, the brainchild of two brilliant Devon mums.

  • boy with red bag going to school

    How to deal with the Back to School Blues

    After a summer of freedom and fun, going back to school can be stressful for kids. Children's life coach Lisa Parkes has some sound advice.

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    Meet the author

    Trying to teach your kids good habits? New author Tina Stubbs can help with her children's book series Life's Little Bugs

  • girl in summer dress with red balloon

    Surviving the Summer

    If the thought of six long weeks with the nippers has you reaching for the gin at 10am, don't worry. Children's life coach Lisa Parkes is here to help

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