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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.

The ‘Full Nest’ costs parents £3.2bn each year in additional household expenditure

Parents with adult children living under their roof are spending £1,200 more than their Empty Nester counterparts each year on every day household expenditure, bringing the total annual cost of ‘Full Nest Syndrome’ in the UK to £3.2 billion.

Grandmother knows best: Half of grandparents teach their grandchildren domestic skills

Grandmother knows best: Half of grandparents teach their grandchildren domestic skills

Many Brits often lament the loss of ‘the good old days’ with the prevalence of home cooking, baking and other domestic skills.

How much does it cost to raise an adult?

With the costs of bringing up a child spiralling, British parents could be forgiven for hoping that their offspring will be off their hands (and wallets) by the time they reach adulthood.

Six in ten university students also have jobs

Six in ten university students also have jobs

More than six in 10 (61 per cent) university undergraduates in full-time education also have jobs, according to new research from the 1l2l3 Student Current Account.

£877,000: the cost of meeting ‘life goals’ for the average UK couple

The average UK couple spend close to a million pounds (£877,000) on key lifetime events such as buying a house, getting married, having children and enjoying a comfortable retirement, according to a report from Lloyds Bank.

UK funeral debt reaches £142m

A major new study conducted by Royal London highlights that funeral debt in the UK has reached £142m. It also reveals how Brits are struggling to pay for funerals, but showing resilience as they find ways to pay.