Helping hand: Liza Caldwell, right, and Kimberly Mishkin say clients feel paralysed by the decisions they face
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Ready to shake up the break-up blues

Divorce coaches help the newly-single navigate a split

Caucasian girl painting on glass
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A plan to help Britain’s precious little burdens

More than subsidy is needed to make childcare affordable for parents

Can you be a good dad and businessman?

Children of high achievers often long for more attention

A 'hunter lodge'

Into the swing at Celtic Manor

Once a derelict maternity hospital, the Welsh resort has grown into a golf club grand enough to host Nato’s next summit

Bannockburn Battle Game
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Don your 3D glasses to fight Scotland’s ‘auld enemy’

A new attraction at the historic site enables visitors to relive the confrontation between Robert the Bruce’s followers against a mightier English invasion force

Rose Cottage

The five-star cottage

British hotels are reinventing the traditional country cottage, offering a cosy retreat - with a concierge on call

Neil O’Sullivan with his son Sam, daughter Beth and ‘Wolverine’ at Harlyn Bay in Cornwall
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On the road in a classic V Dub bus

Production of the VW van finally ends next month but rental companies are keeping the hippy dream alive

Great River Journeys: the Dordogne

In our series on great river journeys, Robert Twigger and family tackle the Dordogne in canoes

Le Mas de Chastelas, St Tropez

The expert selection: where Mr and Mrs Smith can take the kids

Guidebook publisher Tamara Heber-Percy picks six Mediterranean favourites

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We will survive

Adventurer Bear Grylls has launched a ‘survival academy’ – aimed not just at adults, but families too. Neville Hawcock and his son sign up for its first course

Land of lakes and volcanoes

Explosive scenery and teeming wildlife make Nicaragua the ideal destination for a family holiday

Travels with my teenager

Could Imogen Stubbs persuade her teenage son to put down his phone long enough to appreciate a trip to Malaysia?

Five-star farms offer a taste of the country in luxurious settings

The latest trend in family holidays offers a taste of the country in luxurious settings, writes Joanne O’Connor

Alone with the pharaohs

One year after the Arab spring, the FT’s Alec Russell rediscovers Egypt’s pyramids and other treasures – but this time without the crowds

We’re off to see the wizard

A major new Harry Potter attraction opens near London this weekend. Isabel Berwick – and family – got a preview, and a night in the Legoland Hotel

My winter retreat

After 40 years of visiting Africa, Max Hastings has found the perfect place to write and relax – not a hotel but a Kenyan ranch for rent


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