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  • Where is your place in your family?

    Where is your place in your family?

    Wherever you come in your family, there are pro’s and con’s to that particular position. Of course, everyone has more empathy for the position of the oldest child if that is where they sit, but actually each placement has it’s own strengths and drawbacks. The Oldest Sibling As an oldest sibling it is very likely

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    Disciplining kids without making them scared

    Disciplining kids without making them scared

    Kids will play up – it’s in their DNA to test you and the boundaries you set for them. So some form of discipline is going to be required to help keep them on the right track. At times, it can seem like the only way to get them to listen, to stop, or to

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    Tired Parents

    Tired Parents

    Whether you’ve been up all night comforting a teething baby or waiting on a teenager finally coming home, parenting can be exhausting. It’s a common myth that once babies are sleeping through the night you’ll get enough sleep and adjust to your new lifestyle. But unfortunately it doesn’t quite work out like that. Between looking

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    Preparing your child for a new sibling

    Preparing your child for a new sibling

    Bringing home your first newborn baby involves a blend of personal recovery and a journey of discovery as you learn how to care for an infant. With your second child you may feel more confident and experienced, but just when you thought you had it all sussed out, there’s the issue of helping your first

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    Improving children's behaviour with diet

    Improving children’s behaviour with diet

    You are what you eat. If the saying is to be believed then in theory giving children a good balanced diet should translate into good, balanced behaviour. But how much truth is there in the idea that diet can affect kids’ behaviour? Research published by the School Food Trust in 2009 suggested that primary school

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    Mindfulness for mums

    Mindfulness for mums

    Mindfulness has become a buzzword in the last few years. It has been the biggest tool to demystify meditation, taking it out of retreat centres and monasteries and bringing it smack bang into mainstream of life. Benefits of mindfulness Simply put, it’s about being in the moment, attending to what is going on here and

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