Articles written by Maria Brett

How To Stay Happy When You Are Struggling With Debt

How To Stay Happy When You Are Struggling With Debt

Struggling with debt is never easy. As it plays on your mind and you get more and more worried about the situation staying happy can become a real challenge. If you have financial troubles then looking after your emotional wellbeing is important. Debt has been linked to anxiety and depression and so it’s essential that

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Benefits Of Play For Children

Benefits Of Play For Children

Kids love playing but did you know that as well as being fun it also has a lot of educational value? Explore For young kids, play is how they investigate and explore the world around them. You may not see much educational value in running around the park or kicking a football about but for

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Update Your Christmas Decor In Five Easy Steps

Update Your Christmas Decor In Five Easy Steps

You’ve retrieved your Christmas decorations from the loft, dusted them down and now you’ve decided that you’d like to do something a little different this year. After all, you’ve been putting the same decorations up for years now. However, time and cost can be a factor when updating your Christmas décor and you might not

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At What Age Should Children Be Allowed Out Alone

At What Age Should Children Be Allowed Out Alone

It’s a dilemma faced by all parents – what age should your kids be when you let them go out and about on their own? Context Many parents are quite relaxed about allowing their children to go out and play with friends from a relatively young age. Presuming someone responsible is keeping an eye on

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Alcohol And Sex Advice For Teens

Alcohol And Sex Advice For Teens

Parents worry. It’s part of our job description and there’s no getting around it. The teenage years are some of the most worrisome and while you may trust your teen’s judgement generally, there’s no guaranteeing what kind of situation they may find themselves in if they choose to drink alcohol. While it may be tempting

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Dealing With Troublesome Neighbours

Dealing With Troublesome Neighbours

They say you can pick your friends but you can’t choose your family. The same goes for neighbours. Even if you move into a new home with the most amazing people living next to you, you never know when they’re going to up and leave and you have no control over who’s going to move

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