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Finding yourself as a single parent

Finding yourself as a single parent

Some people are single parents from the word go, whereas others become single parents after a relationship ends for whatever reason. The transition from being joint parents to being a single parent can be a real test and not something that is adapted to overnight. The simple reality of single parenting is that you have

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Ways children Express Their Love For You

Ways children Express Their Love For You

As parents we love our children with all our hearts. Yes, sometimes they may push boundaries, get into trouble and cause us to stay up all night worrying about them but even so they know they’ll always have our unconditional love. On the other hand, from time to time it can be tricky to spot

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Risks to children in the home

Risks to children in the home

The home is a safe haven for our families, our go-to place when the need for space and sanity strike. But it is also the most dangerous environment our young children inhabit, mainly because they spend so much time there; they have so much freedom there, relative to when they are outside the house. How

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Dealing with defiant children

Dealing with defiant children

It’s a situation that all parents have been in. You ask your kids to do something, they dig their heels in pretty deeply and say no. For most kids this will generally be something that happens now and again but if it looks like it’s starting to become the norm then you’ll want to try

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Dealing with measles

Dealing with measles

Measles is a viral illness that spreads with alarming ease and ferocity. It can be utterly miserable for those who contract it, in some cases it can lead to serious health complications. Thanks to the MMR vaccine, measles is now relatively unusual in the UK. The vaccine is not 100% effective however and not all

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Dealing with chickenpox

Dealing with chickenpox

This common childhood disease is experienced by most little ones at some point. There is now a vaccine available, but it is not widely administered as the symptoms of the illness are generally very mild. Chickenpox manifests as a rash of itchy red spots, that eventually turn into blisters filled with fluid. The blisters then

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