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Members Advice on Buying Toys

(+) Buying the right bike makes it a less frequent event (-) It only starts with buying the bike - what about knowing how to ride it? (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2001)

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Member Advice on Respect

(+) MY 200th Review. (-) MY 200th Review. (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2001)

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Member advice on Caring

(+) Caring, closeness, rewarding (-) Hugely frustrating, disappointing, shattering (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2002)

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Member Advice on Living with an autistic child

(+) A very loving child (-) Social problems, very difficult to live with, the list goes on.... (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2002)

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Member Advice on Adoption

(+) Finding all about you (-) Finding out the truth (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2001)

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Member Advice on Tests During Pregnancy

(+) Peace of mind that your child is normal (-) Heart-wrenching decision if all is not well (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2000)

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Member Advice on Baby Walkers

(+) An extra form of entertainment for baby. (-) Can be dangerous. (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2000)

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Member Advice on Coping With Colic

(+) see review (-) see review (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2004)

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Member Advice on Teen Suicide

(+) I can't think of any (-) Depression, ruins your life if you let it. (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2003)

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Member Advice on Communicating with your Child

(+) can open up communication, spare awkwardness (-) can cause awkwardness, not direct (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2001)

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Member Advice on Difficult Behaviour in Children

(+) Sometimes I cant think of any!!!!! (-) very hard work...your life will never be normal again (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2004)

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Member Advice on Coping When a Loved One is in Prison

(+) not a lot of them really (-) travelling and upset (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2002)

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Member Advice on Single Parents

(+) N/A (-) N/A (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2001)

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Member Advice on Wedding Photographers

(+) Memories worth seeing over and over! (-) hearing "Just a few more please!" (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2006)

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Member Advice on Being a Good Dad

(+) Watching them grow and mature. (-) Watching as they get hurt. (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2002)

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Member Advice on Preparing for your Baby's Arrival

(+) This'll tell you everything you could possibly want to know (-) It'll also tell you a hundred and one things you don't (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2001)

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Starting Playgroup

(+) Your child gets to learn and play in a wonderful vibrant enviroment, get some time to yourself, watching your child grow. (-) You have to let go! (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2006)

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Member Advice On Being A Mistress

(+) for most people none (-) most things (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2004)

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Member Advice on Long Distance Relationships

(On Ciao since: 01/2005)

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Member Advice on Antenatal Classes

(+) Plenty of opportunity to discuss hopes & fears (-) May have to pay a fee (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2000)

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Member Advice on Vaccination

(+) Saves lives. Lots of them (-) A lot of largely ill-informed hysteria (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2001)

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Member Advice on Being a Step Parent

(+) Can Be Very Rewarding, You Can Get Lots More Love, You Can Help The Children Grow (-) Can Be Very Hard Work, The Children Can Be Resentful, Ex-Partners Can Make Life Difficult (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2000)

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Member Advice on Being in Foster Care or Children's Homes

(+) At least I wasn't put in a "home" (-) There are some foster parents that have no right to be (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2003)

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Member Advice on Remarriage

(+) You learn from all of your previous mistakes (-) There are none (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2001)

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Parent Teacher Association

(+) Being involved with your childrens school (-) Being at school too much! (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2006)

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Member Advice on Family Planning

(+) Free, impartial advice (-) None (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2000)

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Member Advice on Dealing with a Stalker

(+) It's flattering...for about 2 minutes! (-) You end up hating the person (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2003)

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Member Advice on Positive Parenting

(+) You should end up with a well behaved child (-) You will have a headache. The exact technique may not work for every child (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2008)

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Member Advice on Vasectomy

(+) No more children (-) It is just a small prick but it hurts (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2001)

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Member Advice on Working Parents

(+) Overwhelming - allows me to be at home with my daughter (-) Practical complications, but all surmountable! (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2001)

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Tyre Pressure, Good, Peer Pressure, Bad!

Advantages: Buying the right bike makes it a less frequent event
Disadvantages: It only starts with buying the bike - what about knowing how to ride it?

Amazing isn’t it? Only last night, over a pint or two, there I was admiring the new bike that Kate (Mattygroves) and her husband Pete had just bought for their daughter, and here I am writing about the decision-making process! Mental note: Must drink Lond ...

BNibbles 23.04.2004 · Read full review
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Buying toys for your special child

Advantages: Can help your child develop as they have fun
Disadvantages: Can be expensive, some even more so than standard toys.

Before I start, this is not going to be a review about buying toys for an average child, instead I'm going to offer some (hopefully) helpful advice on selecting and buying toys for a child with special needs, although you may find some useful bits of info ...

sandemp 01.03.2005 · Read full review
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All I want for christmas is...a deluxe megazord!

Advantages: Promotes a childs development, bonding sessions.
Disadvantages: Teenagers, WWE and the prices!

Choosing what to buy your child can be such a minefield. Do you go for something educational or something exciting? Do you follow the suggested age ranges or decide for yourself? As a father of four aged two to thirteen I have a fair bit of experience of ...

Shortsharpshock 13.12.2005 · Read full review
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Catalogue or Bike shop.

Advantages: Knowledgeable staff who work with you. Back up service.
Disadvantages: None Really

We have now had to buy two "Real" Bikes for our eldest and there are few things that we found out when we were looking for a first bike for our sons fourth christmas. I looked out some bikes that I liked to look of in the catalogues and was going to ge ...

claireydeacon 09.08.2001 · Read full review
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Baby play

Advantages: good fun
Disadvantages: none

Baby toys toy for a baby. This is some advice I would give anyone buying a toy for a baby or a young child. Safety is always important make sure toys if bought have the safety mark. If you are using home made toys run a check on them before you gi ...

mumsymary 30.10.2003 · Read full review
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