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When people spoil your birth announcement via social media

When people spoil your birth announcement via social media

You’ve just given birth and you’re so excited to tell all your friends and family about your new arrival, but first you need to rest up a bit and spend a little time getting to know each other. Grandparents, Aunties and Uncles have all been informed, the rest can wait a little while longer while

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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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Moving baby on to solid foods

Moving baby on to solid foods

Eeek! The moment has arrived! It’s weaning time! And so opens up a whole new world of discovery for you and your baby. There is so much conflicting advice on how to do it, when to start it and what foods to serve, you’d be forgiven for burying your head in a tub of formula.

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What is a personality disorder?

What is a personality disorder?

A personality disorder is defined as: “a deeply ingrained and maladaptive pattern of behaviour of a specified kind, typically apparent by the time of adolescence, causing long-term difficulties in personal relationships or in functioning in society.” Put simply, a personality disorder is a mental health condition that affects the way a person thinks, behaves and

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