Challenges of being a working parent

The meaning of dreams

The meaning of dreams

Dreams – we all have them even though we don’t always remember them. Dreams can seem very real, it is like you actually are living the experience and feeling the emotions; and a bad dream can leave us confused, upset and shaken for the rest of the next day. If we dream about a specific

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Sunday Night Blues

Sunday Night Blues

Even those of us lucky enough to have a job we love can succumb to the Sunday night blues. You know, the feeling you get when you realise the weekend is almost over and tomorrow you’ll be heading off to face a new working week. But if the dread of Monday morning is cutting into

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maxed out parents

Maxed out parents

Working full-time can be pretty demanding. Parenting can be pretty demanding. Add the two together and you often get what we call ‘maxed out parents’. That’s mums and dads who are doing so much that they get a bit burned out. There’s no easy one-size-fits-all solution to finding a great life-work balance. It’s all about

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Are your teens hanging around with the wrong crowd

Is your teen hanging around with the wrong crowd

Be honest now – there are times when we all seriously question the kind of company our kids are keeping. If they start to exhibit undesirable behaviours, it is comforting to look outwards and find others to blame. As parents, it’s natural to feel protective of our kids, but equally important to acknowledge that our

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Helping the children when a pet dies

Helping the children when a pet dies

Pets soon become much-loved members of the family and when one passes away it affects everyone. As adults, we can usually deal with the sadness that comes from losing a pet but for many kids this will be their first taste of grief. How can you help them through it? Don’t shelter them It’s perfectly

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failure to thrive

Failure to thrive

‘Failing to Thrive’ – these three little words can carry enormous meaning and strike fear into the hearts of parents. The phrase essentially refers to any child that has a current weight, or rate of gaining weight, that is much lower than average for their age and gender. Causes of Failure to Thrive There are

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