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Festive family strife

Celebrated as a time for the family, the logistics of the festive period can turn Christmas into one of the most stressful times of the year for many separated and divorced parents across the UK, according to new research from The Co-operative Legal Services.

Brits planning a 90 mile round trip for turkey and stuffing this Christmas

Brits planning a 90 mile round trip for turkey and stuffing this Christmas

The dispersed nature of families in Britain today means that on average we will be making a round trip of more than 90 miles to be with our loved ones this Christmas.

Family matters with most over-40s living within 50 miles of their immediate family

Christmas is often a time for family but most over-40s in the UK live within 50 miles of their immediate older relatives reveals new research from Partnership.

One in three teenagers has online regrets by age 16

AVG Technologies, the online security company for 182 million active users, latest AVG Digital Diaries research has found that almost a third of teens (28 percent) say they regret posting something online.

Parents and grandparents are the must have party accessory this Christmas

As the Christmas party season begins in earnest, it seems that the must have accessory for a care free Christmas shindig is a willing parent or grandparent in their 50s to perform babysitting and taxi duties.

Britain’s grandparent army save Britain £17bn annually in childcare costs

Britain’s grandparent army save Britain £17bn annually in childcare costs

Over two thirds (67%) of UK grandparents are providing childcare for their grandchildren, according to research from RIAS, the over 50s specialist insurance provider.

Sleep-deprived parents reliant on bedtime bribery

Forget story time, sleep-deprived British parents are taking unconventional steps to get their children into bed, including allowing their children to stay up and watch TV until they fall asleep (20%), bribing them into bed with the promise of presents (10%) and even allowing them sweets at bedtime (9%).

Over half of Brits will give ‘virtual’ gifts this Christmas

A new survey looking into the nation’s Christmas shopping baskets reveals that over half of Brits are planning to give ‘virtual’ gifts including gift cards and vouchers for high street retailers, book or garden vouchers and magazine subscriptions.

New Shared Parental Leave regulations come into effect

Parents will gain greater flexibility in how they share the care of their child as new Shared Parental Leave regulations come into force.

Enter the entrepreneurs: A quarter of Millennials plan to start their own business, but have the generation called time on traditional family values?

The start-ups in Silicon Valley are famously led by the elite under 35 and it seems in Britain too, many Millennials are hungry for entrepreneurial success.

Surfing the communication highway abroad

A recent poll of more than 10,000 over 50s shows that staying in touch with friends and family whilst on holiday is important to almost 75% of today’s travellers.

Something beautiful and personal to unwrap

Something beautiful and personal to unwrap

Pictures, books and music in digital format can be distributed cheaply and quickly, but when it comes to presenting digital goods as a gift one is literally empty-handed.

Stay and Play sessions give glimpse of nursery life

Stay and Play sessions give glimpse of nursery life

A Bristol nursery is offering parents the chance to bring their babies, toddlers and pre-school children along to a free session which aims to give a glimpse into nursery life.

Pay your child maintenance or damage your credit rating

Separated parents who fail to contribute financially to the upbringing of their children, face ruining their credit rating from next year.

Where there’s no will there’s no way

There are currently 8.1 million over 50s in the UK (35%) who have no will in place, according to research from specialist insurance provider RIAS. The findings come as Will Aid Month kicks off on the 1st November.