Babies

Advantages of having children later in life

Advantages of having children later in life

It’s official – new parents are getting older! Last year women in England and Wales who gave birth aged 40 years and over, exceeded the number of teenagers who also gave birth the same year. The margin was slim but nevertheless higher, with 29,158 babies delivered to women forty and over and 29,136 babies recorded

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Becoming a foster parent

Becoming a Foster Parent

Foster parents provide a temporary, safe home for children who are unable to remain with their parents or guardian. It is an invaluable service offered by people across the UK, and there are currently more than 50,000 children in the foster care round the country. If you imagine that this could be a role suitable

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Secure attachment bond

Secure Attachment bond

The relationship a baby has with his primary carer is one of the most influential in his life, affecting his social, physical and emotional development. The strength of this relationship is thought to be one of the most accurate predictors of how well he will fare at school and in life. It is not the

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Gender learning development in kids

Gender learning development in kids

Parents have known for a long time that, in general, Girl and Boy brains are wired differently. Science has finally caught up and in recent years a number of studies have produced evidence to support this. Girls learn best when given the opportunity to talk through a problem and work within a group and Boys

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leaving an abusive relationship

Leaving an Abusive relationship

All relationships have their ups and downs, highs and lows, but being in an abusive relationship is different. It is destructive, demoralising and dangerous. It would never be recommended to stay in an abusive relationship but many people feel trapped for differing reasons. Leaving is imperative but you have to leave safely and planning the

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Kids Bed Times

Kids Bed Times

Kids get crabby when they don’t have enough sleep. And so do the adults who care for them. I’ve lost count of the studies that have been reported on this subject. Let’s just take it as read that kids who don’t sleep enough get grumpy, have difficulty concentrating, and struggle to take the best from

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