We wanted to know what local parents really think about gender neutral parenting and took the debate to our readers to find out! Did you watch the recent BBC 2 series No More Boys and Girls? In the two-part programme, Dr Javid Abdelmoneim tried to discover is the way parentsRead More →

Do you think sweet packets should carry cigarette style health warnings with pictures of children’s decayed teeth to try and cut down on the amount of sweets children eat? Health professionals and dentists have recommended the move but do parents agree? We took the debate to Ni4kids’ Facebook community toRead More →

Be honest. How many times today have you picked up your smartphone to check for a new email or to see how many likes you got for your last post or tweet? And how many hours in total do you devote a week to social media? As much as youRead More →

Stand-up comedian Sam Avery (aka the Learner Parent) started his award-winning blog when his twin boys were born. Here, Sam shares some of the important lessons he has learnt about life after kids and the joys of fatherhood… Changing Nappies You know you really love someone when you can’t waitRead More →

“Hello, This is the President of the USA talking. A fire?! I’ll be there straight away. After I make myself a cake. Bye, Bye!” George 5 We all know that kids say the funniest things, but do we really understand what they are trying to tell us? Creator of theRead More →

It’s back to the classroom for our primary school children but teaching them about the importance of a good night’s sleep is an essential life lesson. Sleep expert Dave Gibson, founder of thesleepsite.co.uk and Co-author of The Art of Falling Asleep has this advice for parents… 1)  Work out how muchRead More →

With winter weather continuing and the new school term beginning, Police are asking everyone to play their part in making our roads safer… “Everyone has a contribution to make to road safety”, said Inspector Rosie Leech, “whether you are a pedestrian, cyclist, motorist or motorcyclist. There are steps we canRead More →

Move over elf on the shelf, a new festive craze has come to town in the form of the Santa Cam… Santa’s new little helper’s purpose is to provide a window into our homes from the North Pole so the big man in red and his elves can keep anRead More →