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Feeding a growing family can be expensive enough without dining out on a regular basis, so it’s perhaps little surprise that a new survey has found that nearly three-quarters of British families are choosing to eat home-cooked meals rather than in restaurants. Almost three-quarters (73%) of those families asked said […]

Most British families eating at home, survey finds


One of the big responsibilities of any parent is how much to talk to their children about serious, complicated and potentially worrying issues. On one hand, most parents want to allow children to maintain some degree of innocence, and to be shielded from the worst the world has to offer. […]

Should you talk to your children about the economy?



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Last year, when the scale of the economic crisis was still dawning upon us, the UK’s Office of National Statistics found that the slowing property market could be reducing the divorce rate. That doesn’t mean that relationships have suddenly got significantly better. In fact, financial turmoil places a real strain […]

Bad economy: divorce down, domestic violence up


First Choice has made a pretty big thing of its free child places and child-friendly holiday activities, and now it has announced that it is to offer more free places than ever before. Last year, over 70,000 kids went free on First Choice holidays. Seven thousand of those learnt to […]

First Choice offers more free child places than ever before