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parent survival

Parents survival guide for tough times

Parenting can be extremely hard work and it’s easy to end up feeling out of your depth and overwhelmed. At times like these it is so easy to tell yourself that you are inadequate and spend time caught up in self-blame. If this rings true for you and you are going through a phase of

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dysmorphic disorder

Body Dysmorphic Disorder in children

Body Dysmorphic Disorder is a condition where someone worries to an unhealthy level about the way they look.  It is recognised as a mental illness, and affects 1 in every 100 people in the UK, many of them children.  Even when sufferers are told that their appearance is perfectly normal, they find this reassurance difficult

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school boy takes own life bullying

Internet Trolls – Why do they do it?

Bullies have always been around, but the global explosion of internet usage has seen a new breed of bully emerge – the internet troll. These abusive users prowl the web using shock-value comments and posts on social media and other websites to create arguments and disharmony among users. What do they do? At one end

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mental health

Worried about the welfare of a child?

The tragic story of four-year-old Daniel Pelka who was starved and beaten to death by his mother and step father in 2012 has highlighted the danger of ignoring vital warning signs when it comes to the welfare of children. But what should you do if you suspect a child is being abused? Safeguarding children Abuse

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