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The dangers of hidden caffeine for mums-to-be

A recent survey by BabyCentre UK found that 80% of parents don’t pay attention to how much caffeine they are consuming. Excessive caffeine consumption can harm a baby during pregnancy or breastfeeding. As Caffeine Awareness Month gets underway, the leading UK parenting…

Addictive behaviour starts young – so give children experiences and not devices this Christmas, says Priory expert

As the Children’s Commissioner for England urges parents to buy children old-fashioned phones, a Priory psychotherapist warns that young people are spending an “obscene number of hours” on their smartphones, and says parents should “ditch addictive gadgets and buy children…