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Teaching children about relationships will keep them safer in this digital world

For too long the future of sex and relationships education in our schools has been mired in a heated debate between politicians and interest groups. As a result, guidance to help schools navigate these critical issues has not been
  • Lucy Thomas     -
  •      February 20, 2017     -
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Top spots to raise teens

It’s the most predictable, and most painstakingly researched, move that any family makes: searching for a leafy enclave where your happy, gifted offspring will be able to frolic in the countryside while effortlessly learning their times tables and table
  • Lucy Thomas     -
  •      February 8, 2017     -
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Want to learn how to paint good portraits? Start with an apple

Get outside and don’t be afraid to copy the masters. As the BBC’s Big Painting Challenge returns, series judge Lachlan Goudie gives his pro tips on how to paint better
  • Lucy Thomas     -
  •      December 28, 2016     -
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Heartburn drugs in pregnancy linked to child’s asthma risk

Babies born to mothers who take heartburn medication during pregnancy could have a greater risk of developing asthma, research carried out in Scotland suggests.
  • Lucy Thomas     -
  •      December 10, 2016     -
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Pregnant women to be screened for risk of depression

Women who book into maternity hospitals will soon have their mental health history and current status logged electronically, in an effort to combat post-natal depression (PND).
  • Lucy Thomas     -
  •      September 30, 2016     -
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Alfie Friedman, 13, with Liane Grant

How the rich home-school their kids

Parents are ditching top private schools in favour of wall-to-wall private tutors. Sally Williams reports on the rise of bespoke education
  • Lucy Thomas     -
  •      September 18, 2016     -
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