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Widowed at a young age with kids

Widowed at a young age with kids

When we hook up with our partners the last thing we think about is dying. We are so busy planning ahead, having children and getting on with our lives. Our vows may include “til death do us part” but how often do we really think of it? So when the unthinkable happens and our partner

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How to reward good behaviour

How To Reward Good Behaviour

Gold stars, chocolate bars or a day at a play area can often be given as a reward for a child’s good behaviour. We feel better making a fuss of the good behaviour, sometimes, at the expense of disciplining the bad. We hope they will cotton on, liking the treats and they’ll behave. All will

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teaching kids about money

Teaching Kids About Money

Whether you want your children to learn from your financial good sense or you dread the thought that they might pick up your bad habits, teaching kids about money is an essential life skill that they’ll use right through their adulthood. However, it can seem like a daunting prospect, where do you start? How do

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Dealing With Temper Tantrums

Dealing With Temper Tantrums

Even the best-laid parenting plans in the world cannot always prevent temper tantrums. It’s a dead cert that at certain points in your child’s younger years, a few meltdowns will occur. And that’s just the parents. (I guarantee that most normal parents are tempted to throw a wobbly themselves on occasion. Or is that just

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Helping your child grow up happy

Helping your child grow up happy

Parenting may involve a bit (or a lot) of winging it, the basics of care are fairly easy to tick off. Making sure your child has a home, is fed, clothed and stimulated with toys and activities is not difficult as such for most, although granted the cost of all this may present a few

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The Importance Of Touch In Families

The Importance Of Touch In Families

Families fall into different categories regarding touch. Some are naturally physical with each other and display lots of affection, whereas others have a much more distant protocol. These families rely on talking or sharing activities as ways of spending time together. Now that we’ve moved far away enough from the age where babies were swaddled

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