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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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Permissive Parenting - Is It Good For Children?

Permissive Parenting – Is It Good For Children?

Everyone has different ideals about how they’d like their parenting style to pan out and permissive parenting is just one. But is it good for children? What is permissive parenting? If your own parents were particularly strict then you may be drawn to permissive parenting, which allows kids plenty in the way of freedom and

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Helping Kids Through Divorce And Separation

Helping Kids Through Divorce And Separation

Whether married or living together, the vows we make and the determination we initially set out with – to be happy and love each other – can fizzle away,  sometimes despite all our best efforts relationships break down. This is not only hard for the couple involved but can be as hard if not harder

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How Long Should Babies Nap During The day?

How Long Should Babies Nap During The day?

It’s a well-known fact that for the first few weeks of their lives babies do little except feed and sleep. But even as they grow, daytime naps remain important for babies and young toddlers. Getting too much or too little sleep during the day will have a knock-on effect and stop your baby from sleeping

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