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One in Three Brits Could be Descendants of VIKINGS

Millions of Brits could be descendants of Vikings – especially if your surname ends in ‘son’ according to experts.  Despite it being more than 900 years since the Viking Age, almost one in three believe their roots can be traced back to the Scandinavian invaders.  And experts say surnames can give you an indication of a possible Viking heritage in your family, with anything ending in ‘son’ or ‘sen’ likely to be a sign.

Exhausted new parents lose out on over 650 hours of sleep a year

Grumpy Parents

Research out today by children’s reading charity BookTrust reveals new parents are completely sleep deprived in the child’s first few years, losing out on a whopping 657 hours per year, which equates to almost four weeks of less sleep a year.

Be Prepared When the Clocks Change - 5 Tips to Help Your Little Ones Adjust

If you relish the few childfree hours in the evenings once your little ones have gone to sleep (finally!) then don’t let the clocks change on 26th March sneak up and ruin that precious time – get prepared!

Do you really know what your child is getting up to on their smartphone?

There's no doubt that smartphones are the must-have accessory of this generation, but have you ever wondered what your child is so distracted by, as they sit tapping away on their smartphone for hours?  In order to find out, online mobile retailer, e2save surveyed children and their parents to find out exactly what they’re spending their time on.

Just 16% of parents score full marks in 11 Plus Quiz

Are you as smart as an eleven year old? That’s the question Explore Learning has been asking Families readers across the country. The leading extra tuition provider quizzed more than 5,600 parents to see how they fared with the types of questions that thousands of primary school pupils face every year in their 11 Plus exams. Just over one in ten parents scored a confident 100% whilst a quarter of parents failed to achieve even 50% - a testament to the level of ability and skill that is required to pass the challenging entrance exams.

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