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  • How does adoption leave work?

    How does adoption leave work?

      To be entitled to adoption leave, you must be an employee, if you are self – employed, this does not count. The rule applies to prospective adopting parents and also parents who have a surrogacy agreement. What you are entitled to Only the main adopter can apply for adoption leave, the partner or secondary

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    Is Your Child A Brat

    Is Your Child A Brat

    No parent wants to imagine their child is a brat. But deep down we all know that sometimes our kids behave like one, not matter how sweet they may be most of the time. Personally, I’m not a fan of the word ‘brat’. It’s literal definition is that of a child who is ‘ill-mannered and

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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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    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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