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Weird and wonderful ways families can save cash

Vicky Shaw
WITH many families feeling the squeeze from the increasing cost of living, looking for ways to save cash here and there can really help – and, according to a new survey, we're finding ever more creative ways to do this.

Ask the expert: Are there any dangers in women drinking coffee while pregnant?

Q: I'M PREGNANT, but if I drink too much coffee could it harm my baby? If so, how much is too much? A: Midwife Sophie King, from the pregnancy and baby charity Tommy's, says: "We all know caffeine is found in coffee and tea, but many of us don't realise it's hidden in lots of other things, such as chocolate and energy drinks.

Ask The Expert: How can I keep my social media-obsessed daughter safe?

Ask The Expert: How can I keep my social media-obsessed daughter safe?
Q: MY 14-YEAR-old daughter is obsessed with social media, How can I best 'police' her activity on there, and keep her as safe as possible?" A: Carmen Greco, co-founder with her 12-year-old son Jenk Oz of the online lifestyle magazine for eight to 15-year-olds iCoolKid, says: "Social media is an integral part of the social fabric for today's kids.

Advice on how mums and dads can help their autistic children to be happy

AUTISM: Is it a terrible tragedy if your child has it, or do they simply have a different brain and skills that are no better or worse than those of non-autistic children? Whatever you think, one thing's for sure – life can be challenging both for an autistic child and his or her parents.

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