Challenges of being a working parent

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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Three strategies children use when dealing with emotions

Three strategies children use when dealing with emotions

The earlier we are supported to accept our difficult feelings, the easier it will be in the longer term to process and release them. However, because it is part of the human condition to want to avoid pain, there is a common tendency for all of us to develop clever behavioural strategies in order to

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Avoid indulging the baby of the family

Avoid indulging the baby of the family

There are certain things that most parents swear that they are not going to do, and then they end up doing them! One of the classics is the intention not to indulge or ‘spoil’ the youngest child. Letting your child develop Indulging can be subtle or overt, whilst from the outside it looks as if

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Making time for family

Making time for family

Hectic schedules can really get in the way of family time. Even if you manage to spend a decent amount of time with each member of your family every week, how often do you all get to spend quality time together? Many families find one parent is rushing off to football training with one child

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Helping your child with Dyslexia

Helping your child with Dyslexia

It is estimated that around 10% of the British population are affected by dyslexia. If you suspect that your child may be one of them then you’ll be keen to get a diagnosis. The earlier children are diagnosed with the condition the better, as their treatment will be more effective. What is dyslexia? Although dyslexia

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