What is the Difference Between Fostering & Adoption?

Learn the key differences between fostering and adopting children and their legal implications.  The main differences between fostering and adoption involve the extent of parental rights and commitment. While fostering is usually a temporary situation, adoption is permanent. Adoption also means assuming full legal parental rights. Both fostering and adoption …

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27 Fun and Interesting Questions to Ask a Toddler

We know that one of the best ways to boost language development in toddlers is by talking to them, but how do you know what to say? Asking your toddler questions is not only a fun way to discover more about their ever-blooming personality, but it also provides an opportunity …

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Is Your Child Safe at Friends’ Homes?

When Carolyn Miller was in primary school, her best friend Suzie lived about a 15-minute walk away. Often, the two girls would visit each other’s home after school to watch telly, play with their dogs and indulge in make-believe games involving dress-up clothes and a lot of make-up. One day, …

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Is it Ever Safe for Baby to Sleep With You?

When it comes to baby sleeping issues, the primary advice given to parents is to put their baby to sleep in a cot. But is it ever safe for your baby to sleep with you? Cots are safe places for babies to sleep, especially if they are laid down in …

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Are Chinese Lanterns Safe?

Chinese lanterns, or flying sky lanterns as they’re also known, are increasingly growing in popularity in the UK. Used at celebrations, they’re an alternative to fireworks and light up the night sky. But although the lanterns look pretty when released into the sky, are they safe for children to use …

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Skating and Ice Skating Safety

Skating and ice skating are both popular leisure activities for children, but both do come with risk factors. Learn how you can help your child remain safe while still letting them enjoy taking part in skating or ice skating. Skating Safety Many children enjoy roller skating or in line skating, …

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Jet Ski Safety

Jet skis are a popular form of water sport and are often available as an activity on holiday. But as much fun as they can be for families to have a go on, jet skis can also be a dangerous, especially for children and teenagers. If you’re going to use …

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Road Safety for Kids

Keeping children safe from the dangers of traffic on the roads continues to be a major issue for parents. Although there are many good drivers out there, there are also plenty of erratic ones and accidents involving children and the roads can happen worryingly quickly. As a parent, you can …

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Beach Safety Tips

Going to the beach with family or friends, or holidaying near a beach, can be a lovely experience for children. But amid all the fun and enjoyment, it’s important to think about safety issues too, as by their very nature beaches can be dangerous places for children. Here are some …

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Safety Tips for Older Children When Out and About

Every parent wants to ensure their children will be safe when they’re out and about. Older kids or ‘tweens’ are likely to be at the stage where they want a bit more independence, but you still want to keep an eye on them and know where they are. Helping them …

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