Sibling rivalry causes long-term psychological harm, but parents should leave squabbling teens to it to avoid further damage

Sibling rivalry causes long-term psychological harm, but parents should leave squabbling teens to it to avoid further damageRows over the remote control cause depressionStudy says parents should set clear house rulesBut parents must not intervene in children's disputes | UPDATED: 11:49 GMT, 22 December 2012 Sibling rivalries lead to anxiety, depression and low-self esteem later in life but parents should let children fight it out to avoid causing further psychological damage. Tired parents may welcome this warning ahead of Christmas Day, when rows over presents and the remote control can heap more stress on those finding the extra washing up and difficult in-laws too much to bear.

Newtown massacre: "There are no more alive," officer said… there was a guttural wail of pure despair

'There are no more alive,' Police officer's terrible words… followed by a guttural wail of pure despair | UPDATED: 11:58 GMT, 16 December 2012 For more than an hour, amid mass panic and confusion, scores of frantic parents raced to Sandy Hook Elementary School, desperate to find out if their children had survived the massacre

One in four parents now think heating up baked beans counts as cooking, while favourites like Bakewell Tart are dying out, study finds

One in four parents now think heating up a tin of baked beans counts as cooking, study finds Only a third of British parents spend more than 40 minutes preparing foodJust 19 per cent of us cook properly every night, while old favourites like Bakewell Tart are dying out | UPDATED: 17:28 GMT, 11 December 2012 A quarter of parents now regard heating up baked beans or putting a frozen pizza in the oven as ‘cooking’, according to a new study. The researchers concluded that British people are in danger of losing their cooking skills as more of us rely on ready meals. Another finding was that traditional British dishes such as Bakewell Tart and steak and kidney pie are in danger of dying out