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School bullying biggest worry for parents, says charity

Bullying is the top concern for parents before Scottish schools going back this week, according to research by a children’s charity.

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Leader: Have the courage to ban smacking

Like smoking tobacco when aware of the health risks, smacking children is illogical when the effects are considered. It is established that physical punishment can harm a child’s health and well-being, doesn’t work, and strains the relationship between parent and child. Meanwhile, smoking tobacco can cause lung disease, and can damage the heart and circulation.

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Surprise wedding proposal by man in SSE Hydro which he helped build

A man surprised his girlfriend with a wedding proposal at the SSE Hydro - a venue he helped build.

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Family: Janet Christie’s Mum’s the Word

A sister learns the importance equal pay

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Family: Janet Christie’s Mum’s the Word

Stuff parity - what about fighting for more?

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Family: Janet Christie’s Mum’s the Word

Floored by a self-esteem masterclass

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Richard Meade: Waiting months for benefits is unfair if you only have a short time left

This June, the Scottish ­Government tabled its Social Security (Scotland) Bill and with it comes an opportunity for us to have a system that ­truly ­provides a genuine safety net for those who are the most vulnerable in society.

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Scots are open about their lives, finds Regina Erich. Picture: Getty Images.

Regina Erich: No such thing for Scots as too much information

In my experience as a German incomer, the cliché of the ‘mean’ Scot is completely untrue. Nobody is more generous, at least when it comes to ­sharing personal information, than two Scots who have never met before.

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Family: Janet Christie’s Mum’s the Word

Self-assembly for fascist furnituristas

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Family: Janet Christie’s Mum’s the Word

I’ve still got weeks and weeks of summer holidays!” shouts Youngest as she eats her tea. “Yay!”

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Family: Janet Christie’s Mum’s the Word

Youngest’s cast-offs suit me just fine

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JANET CHRISTIE ,  MAGAZINE WRITER

Mum’s the word: Pared down pear tree lights up the season of goodwill

The older we all get, the simpler Christmas becomes and the partridge in our pared-down tree is more of a robin with a missing leg. I’m not to blame. It’s them. They’ve outgrown Christmas.

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JANET CHRISTIE ,  MAGAZINE WRITER

When did the generation gap disappear?

Janet Christie’s Mum’s the Word

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A survey found that just 33 per cent of people say they enjoy hosting guests. Picture: Sean Bell

Jane Bradley: Friends and family can be house guests from hell

Friends or family members can turn into house guests from hell if they visit for even the briefest of stays, says Jane Bradley

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The politics of sibling rivalry

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Same-sex marriages will drive away some worshippers but should also bring back those who have felt discriminated against. Picture: Getty/iStockphoto

Dani Garavelli: Let no-one put asunder gay couples

Seconds after the Scottish Episcopal Church’s historic vote in favour of allowing same-sex marriage ceremonies, there was a flurry of excited tweeting as couples began to plan their long-awaited nuptials.

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Smoking kills, especially midges

Mum’s the Word

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Kids can still learn a thing or two from snail mail

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A smack must be the ultimate deterrent, says John V Lloyd

John V Lloyd: Nothing wrong with a smack to keep kids safe

Green MSP John Finnie has launched a ­consultation on a ­proposed member’s bill to ban ­smacking in Scotland.It has no chance of success.

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The Scottish Government's baby box. Picture: Scottish Government /PA Wire

Registration for Scotland’s baby box will open in June

All new-born babies in Scotland due on or after 15 August 2017 are to benefit from baby boxes.

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