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Should you medicate your child before a flight? Parents and medical professionals give their opinion

Medicating children before a long flight or car journey is a hot topic for parents. Whether you’ve got just the one or a large brood, whether they’re well-behaved or a little jumpy, it’s a question that often crosses parents’ minds; and, as expected, it’s hugely controversial. We spoke to some par... Read more

How the summer holidays can wreck your home

Children are great, aren't they? All that energy and noise and positivity and mess. Why, those summer holidays are just going to fly by. If you're a parent who's currently spending lots of quality time with their kids but who is also becoming slowly aware that the house is in dire need of a tidy, y... Read more

Education experts call for term time fines to be abolished

Just when parents were getting used to the idea of a fine if they take their children out of school, education experts have urged headteachers to look at each absence on a case-by-case basis.Until last September, heads could grant up to 10 days' leave a year for family holidays in 'special circumsta... Read more

Travel debate: Should flights have a separate area for families?

Travelling with children is always a touchy subject. Whether you're a parent or not, it's an issue that divides opinion more easily than whether or not to eat food that's fallen on the floor, and it's a subject dear to many travellers' hearts. The next time you're going through Passport Control, s... Read more

How to amuse your kids at home this half term

If you haven’t got kids, there’s a good chance you won’t understand the relevance of February 15 - 19, but for many parents, it’s a week they've been simultaneously looking forward to and dreading. That’s right, it’s half term. Enemy of the commute, ally of the sweet shop, zoo and cinema. If yo... Read more

Keeping the kids entertained this Easter holiday

Easter is fast approaching, and although a few chocolate-based goodies will keep the kids entertained for a while, you'll only have so long before they start asking what you've got planned for the break. Research has shown that keeping kids entertained during the Easter holidays - with the likes of... Read more

Why Chemmy Alcott gives 100% in Olympic training and interviews

If you saw the Clare Balding show on BT Sport on Friday night, you would've heard Chemmy Alcott rush through the story of her near death experience, then launch into an exuberant description of the single-mindedness that drives her towards her fourth Olympics. She even ending up putting words in Mar... Read more

5 Places to Jet to For a Late Summer Break

There is a lot to be said for jetting off on a late summer break. To start with you will save a lot of money compared to if you travelled in the peak months. Secondly, the resorts will be quieter so you have a better chance of securing a good spot by the pool and on the beach. You can also get a tan... Read more

10 of the best Summer Music Festivals from Around the World

Now that summer has finally arrived it's time to dig out the flip flops, slap on the factor 30 and make your way to the highlight of the summer; music festivals. These can be found across the globe and are the ultimate feel good summer events, and today we look at the first 8 festivals you can enjoy... Read more

The ultimate guide to 2015's best festivals

The word 'festival' almost invariably brings to mind images of welly-clad punters squelching through the mud 'somewhere, somewhere in a field in Hampshire' (as Pulp so memorably put it). Just thinking that festivals start and end with the likes of Glastonbury is to do the others a disservice. After... Read more

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