Monthly Archive:: October 2014

University is for students, not their parents

When Sebastian Flyte went to Oxford in Brideshead Revisited he might have taken his teddy bear along, but his parents would never have dreamt of coming to settle him in or help to write his essays and job applications. Now it’s hard to know where parents stop and students start. They come as a team. [&hellip


Having baby in bed raises cot death risk, NHS warns

Parents should not sleep in the same bed as babies under the age of one to avoid the risk of cot death, the NHS treatments adviser says. In an extension of present guidance on the dangers of “co-sleeping”, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) says that parents should avoid it completely for [&hellip


Back for good? A guide to living with your adult children

For parents of a certain age, the sound of summer is no longer ice cream van chimes or garden sprinklers. It’s the click of a key in the front door and the pulse of unfamiliar music from upstairs. Because, right now, thousands of UK students are returning from university to spend the next few months [&hellip