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  • Dealing with defiant children

    Dealing with defiant children

    It’s a situation that all parents have been in. You ask your kids to do something, they dig their heels in pretty deeply and say no. For most kids this will generally be something that happens now and again but if it looks like it’s starting to become the norm then you’ll want to try

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    First date do's and dont's

    First date do’s and dont’s

    First dates can be nerve-wracking, especially if you’ve been out of the dating game for some time. If you’re ready to get back out there her are some first date dos and don’ts to bear in mind as you look for the perfect partner. Do Make yourself comfortable If you show up wearing uncharacteristically high

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    Dealing with measles

    Dealing with measles

    Measles is a viral illness that spreads with alarming ease and ferocity. It can be utterly miserable for those who contract it, in some cases it can lead to serious health complications. Thanks to the MMR vaccine, measles is now relatively unusual in the UK. The vaccine is not 100% effective however and not all

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    Dealing with chickenpox

    Dealing with chickenpox

    This common childhood disease is experienced by most little ones at some point. There is now a vaccine available, but it is not widely administered as the symptoms of the illness are generally very mild. Chickenpox manifests as a rash of itchy red spots, that eventually turn into blisters filled with fluid. The blisters then

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    Three strategies children use when dealing with emotions

    Three strategies children use when dealing with emotions

    The earlier we are supported to accept our difficult feelings, the easier it will be in the longer term to process and release them. However, because it is part of the human condition to want to avoid pain, there is a common tendency for all of us to develop clever behavioural strategies in order to

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    Avoid indulging the baby of the family

    Avoid indulging the baby of the family

    There are certain things that most parents swear that they are not going to do, and then they end up doing them! One of the classics is the intention not to indulge or ‘spoil’ the youngest child. Letting your child develop Indulging can be subtle or overt, whilst from the outside it looks as if

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