Making time for your child

Preparing your child for a new sibling

Preparing your child for a new sibling

Bringing home your first newborn baby involves a blend of personal recovery and a journey of discovery as you learn how to care for an infant. With your second child you may feel more confident and experienced, but just when you thought you had it all sussed out, there’s the issue of helping your first

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Improving children's behaviour with diet

Improving children’s behaviour with diet

You are what you eat. If the saying is to be believed then in theory giving children a good balanced diet should translate into good, balanced behaviour. But how much truth is there in the idea that diet can affect kids’ behaviour? Research published by the School Food Trust in 2009 suggested that primary school

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Mindfulness for mums

Mindfulness for mums

Mindfulness has become a buzzword in the last few years. It has been the biggest tool to demystify meditation, taking it out of retreat centres and monasteries and bringing it smack bang into mainstream of life. Benefits of mindfulness Simply put, it’s about being in the moment, attending to what is going on here and

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Peer relationships with children

Peer relationships with children

Children’s relationships with their peers form an integral part of their development. Not only does it help them to be happy during their childhood, it teaches them how to make friendships, work with colleagues and form partnerships as adults. Don’t expect too much too soon Babies and toddlers don’t necessarily take much notice of their

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Lessons to learn from a failed relationship

Lessons to learn from a failed relationship

When a relationship fails it’s natural to dwell on the reasons behind the break down. You may find yourself wondering what you did wrong, what you could have done differently and be angry at the time and energy you feel you have wasted. While valid and totally understandable, these downbeat emotions keep you locked in

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insomnia

Insomnia

Insomnia can drive you potty, leaving you feeling cranky and unable to face the day. However, it is not an uncommon complaint, with an estimated 33% of people in the UK suffering from episodes. What is Insomnia? Insomnia means not getting enough sleep to feel refreshed in the morning, even though you’ve had plenty of

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