Challenges of being a working parent

OCD in children

OCD in children

With voyeuristic glee, TV programmes like ‘Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners’ offer a sneaky-peek into the world of an OCD sufferer. While to an outsider, the condition can seem fascinating, to the sufferer, OCD is a serious condition that can affect every aspect of daily life. When that individual is a child, the effects can be even

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How to be an organised single parent

How to be an organised single parent

Any parent knows that good organisation is the secret to a calm and happy family life. Your best-laid plans will often (usually) be scuppered, but having a framework, within which to manage your busy life can help enormously. For the single working parent, this juggling act takes one monumental proportions. There is no back up.

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the sensory guide to stress

The sensory guide to stress

Stress is a part of modern life, but the danger is when stress becomes the norm and we fail to recognise the signs of an overstressed system. Do you know what it feels like to be calm and stress-free? Would you say that your system is settled and relaxed and that you have a feeling

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dwarfism

Dwarfism

Technically speaking, dwarfism refers to people who attain an adult height of less than 4ft 10in (147cm). There are more than 300 known possible causes of dwarfism, most of which are genetic. Acondroplasia is the most common cause, accounting for around 70% of cases of dwarfism. Some 80% of children born with Acondroplasia are the

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Setting boundaries for kids

Setting boundaries for kids

All kids need limits. From not throwing food onto the floor to obeying a curfew, it doesn’t matter what age your children are, they need to know where boundaries lie. But as parents, it can be difficult to judge whether the rules we make are too strict and assess how much truth there is in

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the importance of rest

The importance of rest

Do you remember when you were at nursery school? After dinner, you and all the other children would lay down next to each other for quiet time? This was not only for the benefit of the staff, it was to rejuvenate physiological systems, returning them back to rest again after what had probably been very

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