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Sibling with a disability

Keeping harmony between children can be hard at the best of times. It can be difficult to make sure each child feels valued and to give them the attention they need and in a way which doesn’t create jealousies or rivalries. Siblings disagree and argue, they also bond and play together, but how do you

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Shared parenting schedules

Divorce (or separation) is never pleasant, but when children are involved the situation can become much more complex and emotionally charged. It is difficult to set aside personal feelings and decide upon a schedule that meets the needs of all involved, but that is what MUST happen for the benefit of your children. Although it

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Coping when your partner works away

Whether it‘s a regular occurrence or just on an ad hoc basis, when one partner has to work away from home it can disrupt the normal family dynamic. Even just one or two nights away can be stressful for both the parents and the children. If you’re looking for ways of making your life easier

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Should you force kids to show affection

As a child, I can remember visiting my Grandparents or other relatives, and often cringing as I was made to stand there whilst big, wrinkly faces loomed in towards me for a kiss or hug. It depended on the relative and how I was feeling on the day, but getting through the experience as quickly

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Separation anxiety in children

As parents you are the most important people in the world of your children. So it’s natural that when there is a need to be apart from them for a time they will experience separation anxiety. This is a recognised response in young children, and is completely normal. For most children, with understanding, time and

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One partner wants another baby and the other doesn’t

What happens when one partner wants another baby and the other doesn’t? The past few generations have seen a sharp decline in the number of children couples are choosing to have. Large families are no longer the norm and many couples now decide that two or fewer is the right number of children for them. There

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