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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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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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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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Teaching children good work ethics

Teaching children good work ethics

From schoolwork to helping out around the house, a good work ethic is valuable even in childhood. And, of course, once they leave school and head out into the big wide world, a good work ethic becomes even more important if you want to succeed in life. Teaching children the significance of being willing to

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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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