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While the political parties lay out their manifestos for the coming general election, a leading family charity has published its demands for fairer workplaces, which it hopes any new Government would seriously consider. Working Families, which has already raised awareness of paternity leave issues and has called for an end […]

Election 2010: Charity calls for more family-friendly workplaces




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In statements which only seek to reinforce the ridiculous lack of work-life balance prevalent in British society, and that continues to erode the rights of fathers, top business leaders have described new paternity leave proposals as “madness”. Citing yawn-inducing reasons such as “Britain is only just crawling out of recession”, […]

Business leaders shun fathers’ rights to longer paternity leave



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Many people believe in the important role that grandparents play in the upbringing of children, despite the fact that Western society has changed significantly over the past few decades, and that the idea of a connected family is quite different to that in many Eastern countries. That being the case, […]

Should “Grandparents Law” be introduced in Britain?



Check out our Family Christmas Survival guide for articles and advice. Last month’s industry research found that British kids are hankering for sub-£50 toys and games this Christmas. That’s probably good news for cash-strapped parents. A few old favourites get makeovers, including LEGO, Monopoly and Transformers. The Toy Retailers Association […]

Twelve toys of Christmas: under £50 toys a hit this ...


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In the thirty years that special care baby charity Bliss has existed, it has repeatedly called for better services that care for premature and sick babies in the UK. Every year, some 70,000 babies are born in need of specialist neonatal care in England alone. Added to this, the birth […]

UK’s premature/sick baby care needs to improve says three-decade strong ...


Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is celebrating the delivery of the 100,000th book through its UK programme. Four year old Thomas Donkin from Wigtownshire received the very special delivery, which included a personal letter from Dolly herself, from postman Alan McColm this week. In her letter to Thomas Dolly explained: “I […]

Dolly Parton’s UK Imagination Library delivers its 100,000th book



Hundreds of toddlers across the UK are participating in a new programme created especially for them, ‘TinyTalk Toddlers’. Developed by the team behind the successful TinyTalk Baby Signing Classes, TinyTalk Toddlers focuses on children who are starting to walk and talk with a more physical, interactive experience. With new themes […]

Help your toddler to talk with new national classes from ...



Welcome to the Family Relationships Magazine weekly roundup of family/relationships TV highlights for the coming week. Please be aware that these are generally programmes about families and relationships, and are not necessarily suitable for all-age/family viewing. Friday 8th May Affecting everyone, the Tonight programme shows Credit Secrets Revealed, in which […]

UK TV Watch: 8th-14th May 2009