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Pets and child development

Pets and child development

Did you know that having pet could enhance your child’s development? Various studies have proved that this rite of childhood passage does far more than teach children about responsibility and caring for other creatures. Irrespective of the nature of their pet – be it furry, slippery, or many-legged – your child’s cognitive, physical, emotional and

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changes to the laws on adoption

Changes to the laws on adoption

This year has seen changes to the laws on adoption change with a new Children and Families Act being passed by parliament. Aiming to speed up the process and increase the level of support that adoptive parents receive, the Act has been welcomed by children’s charities. Work/family balance The new legislation will make life easier

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How to find the right babysitter

How to find the right babysitter

For many parents the idea of an evening out seems like a pipe dream as extended family aren’t around to babysit. However, taking time to do things as a couple is important to maintaining a healthy relationship with your partner, as well as helping to keep you sane! If you’re unsure of how to find

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Asperger syndrome

Asperger syndrome

Asperger Syndrome is the name given to a range of developmental disorders that sit on the spectrum of Autistic disorders. Autistic disorders are thought to affect around 1% of people in the UK in some form, and typically become apparent in childhood, staying with a person into adulthood. Those who have autism  suffer from a

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Breast feeding maybe natural but not always easy

Breast feeding maybe natural but not always easy

You are pregnant and want to breastfeed. You read all the books, and scour the internet for advice. You maybe even ‘practice’ breastfeeding with a toy baby doll. Breast feeding maybe natural but not always easy! You feel confident. You feel ready. Then you survive childbirth and, feeling utterly exhausted, are handed a wriggling pink bundle

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Permissive Parenting - Is It Good For Children?

Parenting is the toughest job you will have

It’s 9.30 pm and I have just sat down at my laptop to write this. My two kids have been ‘in bed’ for the last hour. Approximately 5 minutes in, Preschool Boy discovered that Year 2 Girl wasn’t in fact going to sleep, but secretly reading in bed (with her torch, with our permission and

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