Articles written by Alison Todd

I'm worried my child has ADHD

What is ADHD?

ADHD is a condition which has only come into our field of recognition in recent years. That is not to say that it never existed before. We are now better equipped medically and scientifically to identify the symptoms of this disorder, whereas in the past many of its characteristics were simply put down to bad

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Children and computer games

Whether we like it or not, computer games are a part of most children’s growing up. As a busy working parent, this is something that is almost impossible to fight. Therefore the only way to deal with the issue is to monitor, as closely as possible, the types of games your child is playing. In

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how to be a supermum 1970s style

How to be a supermum 1970s style

The epitome of perfect motherhood in westernised society has often been represented by the 1950s housewife; meticulously polishing and shining her home; taking a break to sit and ‘Watch with Mother;’ and dedicatedly hearing little Janet and little John read their Janet and John books. However, it was those little ‘Janets’ who had the real job

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miscarriage

Miscarriage

Miscarriage is a very sensitive issue which tends to be brushed aside in our society due to the fact that there is simply no ‘cure’ for it.  It is thought that about 12% of pregnancies miscarry in the first 23 weeks, with about three quarters of those happening in the first trimester. There is now

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starting nursery

Starting Nursery

Starting nursery can be a very anxious time for both toddler and parent. Having a child who is reluctant to go can be doubly distressing. Often there can be feelings of guilt and sadness on the part of the parents, exacerbated by the knowledge that an era is ending. What should be an exciting and

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