Parenting guilt

failure to thrive

Failure to thrive

‘Failing to Thrive’ – these three little words can carry enormous meaning and strike fear into the hearts of parents. The phrase essentially refers to any child that has a current weight, or rate of gaining weight, that is much lower than average for their age and gender. Causes of Failure to Thrive There are

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Coping strategies for everyday life

Coping strategies for everyday life

Life can sometimes seem like it’s a never-ending round of work and obligations. Where’s the fun?! The danger is, that over time, physical and emotional stress can build up triggering chemical changes in the brain that can lead to mental health issues, such as depression. And it’s all too easy for this to creep up

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Raising children to believe in themselves

Raising children to believe in themselves

A child that enters adulthood knowing they’re someone who deserves respect and love, will have a much easier time dealing with life’s up’s and down’s than a child who feels that they are fundamentally lacking. So how do we help our kids to feel good about themselves and bring a healthy sense of confidence to

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choosing unusual baby names

Choosing unusual baby names

It’s the one thing we are all given. Our name! We don’t get to choose it, we don’t always like it, but we spend our lives answering to it and announcing ourselves by it. We are often named after others our parents’ have loved or admired, the name might be traditionally handed down through generations,

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Have breastfeeding trials been a success

Have vouchers for breastfeeding trials been a success

When the government first announced its ‘Vouchers for Breastfeeding’ scheme there was mixed reaction. The trial scheme was introduced in order to address lower rates of breastfeeding in more deprived areas of the UK. Initially, Mums in three different areas of South Yorkshire and Derbyshire were offered shopping vouchers, valued up to a total of

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my child has a phobia

My child has a phobia

All children experience fears and anxieties, but for some the feelings can become so intense they can turn into a phobia. What is the Difference Between a Fear and a Phobia? Fear Childhood fears will come and go, often disappearing for several years before resurfacing again. Your child may fear something one day and feel

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