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four types of parenting styles

Four types of parenting styles

As parents we encounter many of the same situations, but we may deal with them very differently according to the style of parenting we have adopted. Experts say there are four types of parenting style and the different approaches can influence a child’s mood and temperament into adulthood. Here we examine the different styles and

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child abduction

Child abduction

Having your child abducted is every parent’s nightmare. The chances of a stranger whisking your child away are, mercifully, very slim. But every day many children are taken illegally away from the care of one parent by the other or a member of the extended family and taken overseas without mutual consent. If you fear

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does your child think they are ugly

Does your child think they are ugly

Kids can be cruel and at some point most are likely to become a victim of teasing or bullying because of the way they look. Of course, as adults we (should) know that people come in all shapes and sizes and that doesn’t define beauty. But children and teenagers are different. They value the opinions

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leaving an abusive relationship

Leaving an Abusive relationship

All relationships have their ups and downs, highs and lows, but being in an abusive relationship is different. It is destructive, demoralising and dangerous. It would never be recommended to stay in an abusive relationship but many people feel trapped for differing reasons. Leaving is imperative but you have to leave safely and planning the

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Self awareness exercises

Self awareness exercises

Being self-aware means consciously considering the way in which your thoughts, actions and beliefs affect you, and the world around you. It delivers many personal benefits, leading to general positivity and a natural tendency to bypass negative thought patterns. Yet developing self-awareness requires an active engagement with the inner self, an indulgence for which many

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overcoming a burglary

Overcoming a burglary

Sadly, burglary is an all too common crime and there are around half a million homes burgled in England and Wales each year, leaving the victims and families devastated. The thought of someone entering your property, whether you are away from the premises, whether you are at home, or (possibly the most concerning) whilst asleep

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