Life balance

Preventing childhood obesity

Preventing childhood obesity

Kids in the UK are among the most obese in Europe. Not good. Being overweight at such a young age means our children are at grave risk of developing lifelong health problems. There is much that we can do as responsible parents to prevent this. So why don’t we just get on with it? Most

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Facing up to the end of a relationship

Facing up to the end of a relationship

It is now common for people to experience relationship break up several times in their lifetimes. The old model of staying together forever, although still a dream for many, is a reality for few. But even though many people have left relationships, or been left by partners before, it doesn’t necessarily become any easier to

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secrets to long term love

Secrets to long term love

Finding a happy relationship is one thing. Keeping it is another thing altogether. We’re romantics at heart here at the Working Parent, so we have searched far and wide for wisdom on how to keep the love fires burning for the long-term. Here are the top 8 secrets we uncovered. 1. Accept that neither of

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Chores and responsibilities

Chores and responsibilities

Do your kids pull their weight when it comes to household chores? Not all parents agree that children should be asked to participate in keeping the home running smoothly. If you do encourage your kids to get involved, it can sometimes feel like it’s more effort than it’s worth. The constant need to nag and

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adoption activity days

Adoption activity days

An Adoption Activity Day is a fun, vibrant and caring environment in which potential adopters can meet children who are waiting to be adopted. These events can be attended by adults who are on Stage 2 of the adoption process in England, which means they are under assessment and have, or are likely to, receive

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Looking after your health in the face of change

Looking after your health in the face of change

Change can feel both exciting and scary. Inevitably bringing in the new also means letting go of the old which carries a potential host of emotions such as grief, loss, sadness, fear and anxiety with it. It is easy to forget that human beings operate on many different levels and whilst the practical side of

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