Life balance

Are you living vicariously through your children

Are you living vicariously through your children

Oooh that’s a bit of a question isn’t it? First off, what does vicarious actually mean? It is the word given to the behaviour of trying to experience something second hand, through another person’s experience. We all do it to some extent, for example, when people are telling us about their travels we imagine ourselves

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Permissive Parenting - Is It Good For Children?

Can You Fix Bad Behaviour In A Week

When the kids are constantly playing up it can seem like nothing will ever work to stop it. Even when you do find a solution that seems effective, the little tykes have an uncanny knack for developing an immunity to it within days … sometimes even hours. It can feel like you are forever lurching

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Where is your place in your family?

Where is your place in your family?

Wherever you come in your family, there are pro’s and con’s to that particular position. Of course, everyone has more empathy for the position of the oldest child if that is where they sit, but actually each placement has it’s own strengths and drawbacks. The Oldest Sibling As an oldest sibling it is very likely

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Letting go of shame

Letting go of shame

Shame is one of the hardest and most toxic of human emotions. It is centred in the belief that there is something wrong with you and carries thoughts such as ‘I’m bad’ or ‘I hate myself’. Because of its inherent behaviour of self-attack, it can be very difficult to seek help and support. Shame is

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Taking responsibility for our health

Taking responsibility for our health

The NHS is in the news on a daily basis at the moment, either with news about its potential demise, or reports from patients about the shoddy level of service that they have received. And within the NHS, it’s not least the local doctor, the GP who comes under the firing line very frequently. It

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Stress busting tips

Stress busting tips

S-T-R-E-S-S…is something that is unavoidable in the 21st century, but what we do have a bit more control over is how we respond to the signs of it when we spot them. It can be tempting to turn to alcohol, or sugary foods as a way of stemming the difficult feelings that stress involves. These

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