Parental Absence In Early Childhood Linked To Smoking And Drinking Before Teenage Years, Research Suggests

Parental absence in early childhood has been linked to kids taking up smoking and drinking before they reach their teenage years, a study has revealed.  Children who experienced parental absence – defined as the loss of a biological parent as a result of death or a relationship breakdown – before the age of seven were more than twice as likely…


Parents Admit Sleep Deprivation Affects Mental Health And Their Relationships

Nearly a quarter of parents admit a lack of sleep impacts their wellbeing and mental health. What’s more, 22% of 7,535 parents surveyed by Netmums, in conjunction with The Children’s Sleep Charity, also said their relationship with their partner is negatively affected by their tiredness.  “Our research clearly shows that sleep deprivation impacts on the physical, emotional and mental…