Divorce and separation

Dealing with attention seeking kids

Dealing with attention seeking kids

All kids need attention, but when their demands become intrusive or out of control it’s time to act. Attention seeking comes in many forms and can range from mildly irritating to downright manipulative. The aim of the child is simple – get the attention of the grown-up, no matter what. The way we handle these

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Ending a relationship when you are living together

Ending a relationship when you are living together

Ending a relationship is rarely easy but the experience can be much more difficult when you have been living together as a couple. On top of all the emotional heartache, there will be plenty of practical stuff to deal with. If you’re not married or in a civil partnership you don’t need to formally end

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Love the skin you are in

Love the skin you are in

How do you feel when you look in the mirror? Are you always happy with the reflection peering back at you? Do you worry how others see you? Body image is about how we see ourselves and how we understand others to see us, but it can be influenced by attitudes and beliefs as well

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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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same sex couples

Same sex couples

It has been proven repeatedly that what children need most is a happy, secure, loving and stable environment to grow up in. The type of family unit in which this is achieved is irrelevant – single parents of either sex, and heterosexual, gay or lesbian couples can all deliver the perfect upbringing for a child.

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choosing to be childfree

Choosing to be child free

If you’ve recently got married, moved in with your partner or have reached a certain age, you might be experiencing some awkward questions about when you plan to have children. But what if you don’t ever want to have a baby? Having kids isn’t for everyone but some people just don’t understand the decision not

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