Parents who try to be their children’s best friends are doing more harm than good, a leading headmaster has said.
Mothers and Fathers are increasingly succumbing to “buddy syndrome”, according to Dr Martin Stephen, the principal of The National Mathematics and Science College.
The imposition of clear parent-child boundaries is crucial for a child’s development, he argues.
He joined us today to defend his views.
We’re in the midst of a 'sleep loss epidemic' says Professor Matthew Walker, and it’s 'the greatest public health challenge' we currently face.
Matthew's bestselling book, Why We Sleep, argues that we’re starving ourselves of adequate kip, contributing to a range of serious physical, mental and neurological problems including obesity, depression and dementia.
Sleep is the 'bedrock' of a healthy and long life says Matthew, and he joins us today to explain how we can all get a good night’s kip.
The World Health Organisation has found that two thirds of us don't get enough sleep, and the consequences of this are massive - including an increased risk of developing cancer, dementia and heart disease.
So we're asking you: do you think you get enough sleep?
It’s a patterned behaviour - startlingly similar in almost every case. It’s the sweeping you off your feet and the suggestion that you might improve yourself if you only listen to him
Coercive control is the abuse that leaves no bruises, breaks spirits and robs victims of their sense of identity.
It took Helen Walmsley-Johnson years to realise she was emotionally battered by one boyfriend who controlled her every move.
She joins us today in a bid to make others take a closer look at their own experiences.
We’ve had a haunted doll in the studio and who can forget our overnight shoot with the paranormal teddy bear - who made one of our producers sick?
Today prepare for even more creepiness as paranormal collector Neil Packer packs up his antique collection from his Leicester museum and brings them into our studio.
From a World War II wheelchair to a Victorian doctor’s bag - Neil reveals the stories behind the possessed possessions.
We wouldn't change a thing about our children, but we'd change the world for them. The barriers we come across are all because of perceptions of our children.
James Corden has called it the most beautiful carpool karaoke he's ever seen and even admitted it made him cry - it’s the video of 50 mums lip-syncing and signing Christina Perri’s A Thousand Years alongside their children with Down’s Syndrome.
Since being uploaded on Friday, the video has been viewed over a million times and has been released to support World Down Syndrome Day tomorrow with the hashtag #WouldntChangeAThing.
Rebecca Carless who came up with the idea said she wanted as many people as possible to see it - and realise mums of children with Down’s Syndrome are just normal mums who love their kids and wouldn’t change them for the world.
A new study suggests parents’ lives are being made miserable by grown-up children coming back home to live because they can't afford a place of their own.
So should these nest returners be charge rent by their parents? Vote in our poll to let us know what you think!
New Year celebrations are now less than a month away. No this isn’t an old script. On 6 April the new tax year starts, and around then many public services change their prices. From prescriptions to water bills, and stamps to council tax, our Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis, is here to show you how to steal a March on April’s changes…