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setting healthy boundaries for your children

Setting Healthy Boundaries For Your Children

Parental boundaries are the guidelines we establish on behalf of our kids, creating a safe space within which they can exist. They are the invisible safety net, borne of an adult take on the world and our children just love to push against them and test the waters that lie beyond. The Fine Line The

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Women's safety and self defence

Women’s safety and self defence

‘Kick them in the you-know-whats, scream, and run like hell!’. That was my Mum’s advice on self-defence, back in the day. And very useful it has been too, on more than one occasion. While it may be very satisfying when it works, this response isn’t always practical. Staying safe is no joke and prevention is

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should I have a home birth

Should I have a home birth

Having your baby in the comfort of your own home is a warm, snuggly blanket of a thought for many women, yet the stuff of nightmares for others. The choice remains yours and statistics show that, in the main, a home birth is perfectly safe and most are free from complications. If you are trying

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changing bad behaviour in children

Changing bad behaviour in children

My head regularly spins when I’m faced with a challenging child. What is the best to deal with bad behaviour in any given moment? There really is no simple answer. But there are things we can all do as parents both before and during these testing time to help ease the pain. Keep a few

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how to thrive under stress

How to thrive under stress

How do those people who seem energised by stress do it? They zip about like hyperactive pinballs and seem to thrive when the dial is turned up and the pressure increases. Wears me out just thinking about it. Stress is a part of life for us all and a landmark study back in the 1980s

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Support for sickness in pregnancy

Support for sickness in pregnancy

There is no medical knowledge that can predict which expectant mothers will experience morning sickness. It is a hormonal lottery that leaves many women feeling far from blooming. Experts do know that it is not the baby that is the root of the problem, but hormones produced by the placenta. Great to know, but not

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