Parenting styles

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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sure start services

Sure Start Services

Sure Start is a government-funded programme introduced by Labour in the late 1990s, which aims to offer support to parents and young children. The services provided by Sure Start are varied and expectant/new parents are bound to find something they will find useful or interesting. The sessions usually take place in a Sure Start Children’s

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Teaching children about charity

Teaching children about charity

Every Christmas, there is a charity trolley that hovers at the door of our local supermarket. It is asking for toy donations for orphaned children. With my kids being spoiled rotten by Santa each year, I always make a point of visiting the store with them and helping them choose and pay for a gift

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stranger danger

Stranger Danger

There is a fine line between educating kids about Stranger Danger and making them terrified of meeting new people. Strangers are everywhere you go, most of them are perfectly nice, decent people. As adults we know this, but we are also aware that there exists a tiny minority who are not. But how to impart

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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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Moving In With A New Partner

Moving In With A New Partner

Moving in with a new partner is a significant step in any relationship, but it throws up additional challenges when there are children in the mix. The ease with which you create your step family will depend on many things, some of them out of your control, particularly in respect of your exes. Navigating the

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