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They say parents will do anything for their kids, but surely there has to be a line that gets drawn somewhere after dressing up like Santa, but before having to wear this Piggyback Driver helmet. It lets kids steer where they want mum or dad to go while getting a piggyback ride, but shouldn't kids just be happy that they don't have to walk?

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I know breast milk is good and all, but when I became a mum I was kinda shocked at how often it was cited as a cure-all for anything that ailed my newborn. That's not just because of the nutritional value. It turns out my baby's immune system is communicating with mine THROUGH MY NIPPLES. And now that I know how it works, I kid you not when I say I am staring down at my boobs in wonderment.

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This sounds extreme, but first let me ask: how many parents do you think actually keep track of their kids' screen time? If the TV is on but one of the children wanders out of the room, does that count? What if they're following along to a yoga video? What if the kid borrows mum's phone at dinner to ask Google what snails eat?

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Enjoy peace and quiet? Like it when you get to unwind? Maybe you look forward to a weekend filled with nothingness. If you have kids, all that alone time gets replaced with blaring pop music wondering what certain animals sound like and dolls getting smashed on your shoulder. Every damn day. What a wonderful trade off!

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In a recent study, 33 per cent of Swedish parents surveyed admitted that their phone and tablet use was a sore point with their kids. The children said that their parents spend too much time on the devices. And experts are weighing in about the developmental damage this could cause.

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If your kid is spending too much time on Facebook, what should you do? Cut the internet? Annoying for you. Restrict access? Not realistic. Ground them? Haha. What about a signed contract that promises to give up $200 if your kid stays off Facebook for five months? Sounds like a plan!

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The Daily Mail is reporting that more than 1-in-4 mother's — 27 per cent to be precise — will hand her cranky or bored baby a mobile phone — rather than, you know, something whose name literally means to pacify.