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survival tips for single parents

Survival tips for single parents

Even with all the rewards it offers – and there are plenty – parenting can be hard work and this is doubly true if you’re bringing up children on your own. Parents who live together can pull resources and lean on each other for support but for single parents, getting through the challenges parenting brings

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How to find the right babysitter

How to find the right babysitter

For many parents the idea of an evening out seems like a pipe dream as extended family aren’t around to babysit. However, taking time to do things as a couple is important to maintaining a healthy relationship with your partner, as well as helping to keep you sane! If you’re unsure of how to find

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Are children living with one parent as happy as those living with both

Are children living with one parent as happy as those living with both

Children living with only one of their biological parents can be just as happy as those living with both, according to a recent study by the London-based social research group NatCen. The study focused primarily on 12,000 seven year olds from 3 distinct groups – those living with both biological parents, those living with one

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child maintenance

Advice on becoming a single parent

Most people don’t have kids with the intention of single parenting. But life often has other ideas, and for a host of reasons, many Mums and Dads find themselves left holding the baby alone. Being a single parent can be incredibly stressful and overwhelming – suddenly it’s all on you. If you find yourself in

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I think I might be gay

I think I might be gay

It is estimated that one in ten people around the world may be gay or lesbian. Not all gay people are openly ‘out’ about their sexuality and, sadly, society still plays host to varying attitudes towards the gay community. The majority of gay people become aware of their homosexuality in their teens, as they pass

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coping with a chronic illness

Coping with a chronic illness

A chronic condition is one that is likely to be with you every day for the rest of your life. Typical examples include diabetes, arthritis, angina, or osteoporosis. There are many others. Unlike a tummy bug or a broken bone there is no end in sight for sufferers of chronic illnesses. Coping with a chronic

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