Divorce and separation

Missing the kids after divorce

Missing the kids after divorce

Long before the ink is dry on the divorce papers, the effects of the separation rumble through your world. Divorce changes your life, and that of your kids, forever. No matter which parent you are, or what degree of access or custody you have, the simple fact that your family is no longer whole is

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How to be an organised single parent

How to be an organised single parent

Any parent knows that good organisation is the secret to a calm and happy family life. Your best-laid plans will often (usually) be scuppered, but having a framework, within which to manage your busy life can help enormously. For the single working parent, this juggling act takes one monumental proportions. There is no back up.

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Coping strategies for everyday life

Coping strategies for everyday life

Life can sometimes seem like it’s a never-ending round of work and obligations. Where’s the fun?! The danger is, that over time, physical and emotional stress can build up triggering chemical changes in the brain that can lead to mental health issues, such as depression. And it’s all too easy for this to creep up

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Is your partner controlling

Is your partner controlling

If your partner seems to be more interested in influencing your behaviour than in considering your happiness then they may be too controlling. Being in a relationship with a control freak is rarely healthy, for either partner, and in many cases can actually be classed as domestic abuse. If you think your partner may be

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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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