Challenges of being a working parent

Moving In With A New Partner

Moving in with a new partner

Moving in with a new partner is a significant step in any relationship, but it throws up additional challenges when there are children in the mix. The ease with which you create your step family will depend on many things, some of them out of your control, particularly in respect of your exes. Navigating the

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Is social media ruining girls confidence

Is social media ruining girls confidence

Social media: a ubiquitous feature of modern life. Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram et al mean our every move, thought and experience can be captured and posted for the world to see, comment upon and share. We are exposed to countless videos, articles and photographs in our increasingly connected world. In my former life as

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Is your child stealing and lying

Is your child stealing and lying

Are you concerned that your child may be stealing and/or lying? Depending on the age of your child and the frequency these things are occurring there are different ways to approach the issue. Tall tales Young children often come up with tall tales when asked about their day, which may reach the point where you’re

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Dealing with A Defiant Child

Dealing with A Defiant Child

No! It’s the word that all parents dread hearing from their kids. It’s a stake in the ground that requires not only our attention, but also our best persuasive response. It is often strategically timed to push our stress levels to the max, which requires super-human levels of patience to deal with. Defiance is a

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What happens if maternal instinct doesn't kick in

What happens if maternal instinct doesn’t kick in

No matter what your views on babies and children before you fall pregnant, once a woman conceives it’s expected that maternal instinct will suddenly appear from nowhere. But for some expectant and new mums that just isn’t the case. What is maternal instinct? The Collins English Dictionary defines maternal instinct as: “The natural tendency that

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