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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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    Family babysitters: Are you taking advantage?

    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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    Dads with newborns

    Dads and Newborns

    Dads and newborns can be a funny mix; there are first time parents that adapt to their new role of parent with the greatest of ease, little support and just instinctively know what to do. For others it may be a rockier road and many dad’s can find themselves overwhelmed with this crying little pink

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