Princes William and Harry and their wives will spend Christmas with the Queen this year. It comes amid speculation about where the two royal brothers would celebrate the festive season following rumours of a strained relationship between Meghan and Kate.There were reports that William and Kate would spend Christmas with the Middleton family while Harry and Meghan would join the Queen and the rest of the royals at Sandringham.But it is understood that both couples will spend the Christmas period with Her Majesty on the Norfolk estate.Rumours of strife between the Duchess of Cambridge and Duchess of Sussex have been the subject of media reports in recent weeks.There have been allegations of a dispute over who reprimands staff, as well as tensions during Princess Charlotte's bridesmaid dress fitting.Harry and Meghan's move from London to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, Berkshire, was reported to have reflected the discord between the royal wives.Kensington Palace has declined to comment on … [Read more...] about Royal Christmas plans revealed amid rumours of strife between Meghan and Kate
Relationships between parents and child
While it is clear that new inventions in the field of audio-visual technologies are presenting new challenges for parents in terms of their role in raising their children, it is also clear that the role and responsibilities of parents, in other words the significance of appropriate parenting, has never been as crucial as now in the wake of digital technologies and the way they have absorbed children, adults and families.In order to fulfill this role appropriately in light of children's access to various provisions of the internet – which is increasingly happening at much younger ages – and the diversifying content of the issues, not only do parental digital literacy skills become more crucial in empowering and protecting children, but also the significance of parental modelling behavior and the quality of parent-child interactions and relationships. In other words, as the number of gratifying and enticing stimulants increase rapidly, the significance of providing children … [Read more...] about The growing disconnect between parents and children
THEY make an odd couple — a supermodel who devotes her life to wellness, and a doctor branded a one-man global health catastrophe. But there they were, pictured sharing a kiss and being touchy-feely as they picked up fruit and veg from the market. And the news that Elle Macpherson is dating Andrew Wakefield, struck off as a doctor in the UK over his fraudulent theory that linked the combined measles, mumps and rubella vaccine to autism, is not just raising eyebrows. It is also raising alarm. Wakefield’s anti-vaccination crusade saw sharp rises in childhood diseases that had once been all but eradicated. And there are fears that Elle’s name could now be linked to the movement because of her relationship, and that anti-vaccination could become “enmeshed” with the type of wellness the model promotes. On Tuesday, investigative journalist Anna Merlan wrote on Jezebel, the online women’s magazine: “If the relationship lasts, Macpherson could be … [Read more...] about Inside the bizarre relationship between supermodel Elle Macpherson and disgraced anti-vaccine doc Andrew Wakefield
EVERY parent wants to give their child the best possible start in life but with so much conflicting advice from in-laws, medical professionals and the internet - it can be hard to know where to start. Some parents recommend attachment parenting as the best way to nurture young ones, but what's it all about? We've got the lowdown... What is attachment parenting? Attachment parenting is a philosophy that encourages mothers to build a strong connection with their children through close physical contact and with responsiveness and maternal empathy. Some believe that it is the ideal way to raise secure and independent children. It is thought that a strong and trusting attachment to parents forms a solid foundation for good relationships in later life. The term "attachment parenting" was initially suggested by Amercian pediatrician William Sears. The practise can be achieved in a number of different ways including co-sleeping, breastfeeding and baby-wearing.What is … [Read more...] about What is attachment parenting and why is breastfeeding, baby-wearing and co-sleeping seen as important?
MEGHAN Markle has joined the Queen on a string of official engagements in recent weeks, but the Queen still prefers the company of her sister-in-law Kate Middleton, according to a body language expert. Author and behaviour expert Judi James believes that while the Queen has a very relaxed friendship with Kate, it's still early days with Meghan. Judi says: "She's clearly fond of both but she's more at ease with Kate and I think she must enjoy her royal duties when Kate is with her. "But the Queen still has a parent-child relationship with Meghan so they've got a long way to go before they're friends. "Kate and Meghan use perfect, regal-looking smiles and almost zero underlying 'tells' to suggest their real feelings or to create any kind of soap opera interest. "But Kate excels in the low-key, professional body language that the Queen uses. "Kate subtly seems to have mirrored the kind of non-verbal behaviour that the Queen's ladies-in-waiting use. "These women are usually the Queen's … [Read more...] about The Queen has VERY different relationships with Meghan and Kate, says body language expert (and it’s bad news for Meg)