Grandparents

what is parental responsibility

What is parental responsibility

Most parents understand that they have direct responsibility for their child. What is parental responsibility? It is actually a legal term that concerns who has overall responsibility for a child’s upbringing and welfare. It’s important to know whether or not you automatically have responsibility as a parent and if not how you can achieve this.

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Respite care for you and your child

Respite help for you and your child

Parents and carers of children with special needs often feel like they should be able to cope on their own. However, every parent needs some time off now and again and parents of special needs children are no different. Respite help for you and your child is a way of giving everybody a well deserved

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Defiant toddlers

5 things NOT to do when your toddler is defiant

If you have a militant little person in your midst then you are probably no stranger to the impressive degree of defiance that a toddler is able to demonstrate. It can develop gradually, or seemingly overnight, as if they attended Rebellion School while you were asleep. Bookstores are lined with helpful tomes stuffed with advice

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Telling a child about the death of a grandparent

Telling a child about the death of a grandparent

The passing of Nan or Granddad may be the first experience your child has of death. What, and how you break the news to them will depend on many things – the age of your child, the relationship they had with the grandparent, how mature they are, and so on. We all want to protect

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child anxiety

How much of the news do you let your children see

Natural disasters such as Fukushima in Japan are disturbing to all of us and it’s hard not to feel overwhelmed and helpless as we witness people lose their lives and their homes. It’s almost impossible to protect children from being exposed to some of the inevitable and extensive media coverage, and as a result many

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mums over 40

Tips for new grandparents

Becoming a grandparent for the first time can be an exciting phase of your life. However, there’s also the potential for it to cause problems, especially in your relationship with your child and their partner. Here are some top tips on how to survive that initial new baby time. Start the right way Even from

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