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Help build your child's self esteem

Help build your child’s self esteem

Self-esteem is about feeling loved, valued and capable. It acts like protective body armour, helping us to face the challenges of the everyday world. Healthy self-esteem is just as valuable in childhood as it is for adults. Children who feel good about themselves generally have an easier time of it when dealing with the inevitable

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Dealing with difficult babies

Dealing with difficult babies

As a mum-of-two, I wouldn’t say that either of my kids were ‘difficult’ babies. Sure, we had the colic, the weaning issues and a few sleep blips, but broadly I feel that I got off fairly lightly. For some parents their reality seems very different. From the outset their babies are restless, fussy, and difficult

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Coping with the death of a child

Coping with the death of a child

The death of a child is every parent’s worst nightmare. While it’s expected that you’ll lose your parents at some point and perhaps your partner or some of your friends will pass away before you, a parent losing a child seems to go against the natural order of things. Following the death of a child,

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What is the right age to teach children about rape?

What is the right age to teach children about rape?

Rape is not a subject that many parents look forward to discussing with their kids. The government has recently announced plans for lessons on sexual consent to be taught in schools from the age of 11, bringing the issue of the right age to teach children about consent into the foreground. Protecting sexually active youngsters

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TV and kid's health

TV and kid’s health

The current generation of kids in the UK spend more time looking at screens than ever before. Between 24-hours kids’ TV programming, games consoles, laptops, tablets and smartphones, there are a lot of screens keeping a lot of children occupied. Back in our day, young television viewers were catered for with an hours’ worth of

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Being a middle child

Being a middle child

Birth theories present a common-sense background for personality differences between children in the same family. There are lots of other factors that also impact such as health and wealth of parents, spacing between children and amount of support that family receives. But sometimes just looking at the placement of each child can reveal an interesting

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