Challenges of being a working parent

Raising children to believe in themselves

Raising children to believe in themselves

A child that enters adulthood knowing they’re someone who deserves respect and love, will have a much easier time dealing with life’s up’s and down’s than a child who feels that they are fundamentally lacking. So how do we help our kids to feel good about themselves and bring a healthy sense of confidence to

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choosing unusual baby names

Choosing unusual baby names

It’s the one thing we are all given. Our name! We don’t get to choose it, we don’t always like it, but we spend our lives answering to it and announcing ourselves by it. We are often named after others our parents’ have loved or admired, the name might be traditionally handed down through generations,

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Have breastfeeding trials been a success

Have vouchers for breastfeeding trials been a success

When the government first announced its ‘Vouchers for Breastfeeding’ scheme there was mixed reaction. The trial scheme was introduced in order to address lower rates of breastfeeding in more deprived areas of the UK. Initially, Mums in three different areas of South Yorkshire and Derbyshire were offered shopping vouchers, valued up to a total of

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my child has a phobia

My child has a phobia

All children experience fears and anxieties, but for some the feelings can become so intense they can turn into a phobia. What is the Difference Between a Fear and a Phobia? Fear Childhood fears will come and go, often disappearing for several years before resurfacing again. Your child may fear something one day and feel

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Parents and drugs

Parents and drugs

When it comes to issues such as drug taking, kids and teenagers are perhaps more interested in their parents’ opinion than you might think. Therefore, it’s important to chat to your kids about the issues surrounding drugs. But, if you yourself take recreational drugs, or have a drugs problem then that conversation can be a

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Help build your child's self esteem

Help build your child’s self esteem

Self-esteem is about feeling loved, valued and capable. It acts like protective body armour, helping us to face the challenges of the everyday world. Healthy self-esteem is just as valuable in childhood as it is for adults. Children who feel good about themselves generally have an easier time of it when dealing with the inevitable

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