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    Love me love my child

    As a single parent it can be difficult to make time to meet your own needs and relationships can seem like a distant memory. However, it is important to remember that if you are happy as an individual then you will almost certainly be a better parent to your children. Of course happiness does not

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    Coping with loneliness as a single parent

    Meeting the needs of a family alone can leave single parents feeling both exhausted and isolated with little time to think about their own needs and interests.Coping with loneliness as a single parent is really hard sometimes. It is easy to fill every waking hour working, looking after a home and caring for children, yet

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    Boost your communication skills

    Are you a good communicator? We might all think we’re good at communicating, but it’s about much more than just what we say.Could you boost your communication skills and become a better friend,family member etc. Being an effective communicator involves being a good listener, dealing with stressful issues and using body language. Taking steps to

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    Long distance grandparents: How to involve them

    Do your children have long distance grandparents? Every parent knows the value of extended family, and especially the older generation, in helping us raise our children – not just for advice, treats or regular childcare, but for the valued and valuable bonds they have with our kids. But if you’re not lucky enough to live

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    Helping your children through divorce or separation

    When you have children you never expect that you will be bringing them into a world that one day will be blown apart around them when two parents choose- or are forced by circumstances – to consider separation or divorce. Yet the statistics show it is more common than ever and a simple survey of

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    My teenage daughter is pregnant

    My teenage daughter is pregnant! – Probably not the words most parents will relish saying. Drugs, sexually transmitted diseases and teenage pregnancy are probably the three major worries a parent has for their children and finding out your teenage daughter is expecting a baby can throw families into turmoil. Parents will encounter a range of

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