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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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Advantages of having children later in life

Advantages of having children later in life

It’s official – new parents are getting older! Last year women in England and Wales who gave birth aged 40 years and over, exceeded the number of teenagers who also gave birth the same year. The margin was slim but nevertheless higher, with 29,158 babies delivered to women forty and over and 29,136 babies recorded

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Is your child being bullied for being ginger

Is your child being bullied for being ginger

Jokes can easily be labelled as being sexist, ageist, racist or bigoted. People telling them at work or in school can be, and often are reprimanded, and rightly so. However, make a joke about a person’s hair colour and it’s often a different story. The majority of redheads will have been teased about their hair

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Gender learning development in kids

Gender learning development in kids

Parents have known for a long time that, in general, Girl and Boy brains are wired differently. Science has finally caught up and in recent years a number of studies have produced evidence to support this. Girls learn best when given the opportunity to talk through a problem and work within a group and Boys

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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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Kids Bed Times

Kids Bed Times

Kids get crabby when they don’t have enough sleep. And so do the adults who care for them. I’ve lost count of the studies that have been reported on this subject. Let’s just take it as read that kids who don’t sleep enough get grumpy, have difficulty concentrating, and struggle to take the best from

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