Primary school age

Missing the kids after divorce

Missing the kids after divorce

Long before the ink is dry on the divorce papers, the effects of the separation rumble through your world. Divorce changes your life, and that of your kids, forever. No matter which parent you are, or what degree of access or custody you have, the simple fact that your family is no longer whole is

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How children deal with difficult situations in life

How children deal with difficult situations in life

All parents want to protect their children, at some point your child will end up facing a difficult situation. However, how your child deals with that situation can be a great life lesson. Providing life skills needed throughout the teenage years and beyond. As much as we might like to be, we can’t be there

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OCD in children

OCD in children

With voyeuristic glee, TV programmes like ‘Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners’ offer a sneaky-peek into the world of an OCD sufferer. While to an outsider, the condition can seem fascinating, to the sufferer, OCD is a serious condition that can affect every aspect of daily life. When that individual is a child, the effects can be even

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dwarfism

Dwarfism

Technically speaking, dwarfism refers to people who attain an adult height of less than 4ft 10in (147cm). There are more than 300 known possible causes of dwarfism, most of which are genetic. Acondroplasia is the most common cause, accounting for around 70% of cases of dwarfism. Some 80% of children born with Acondroplasia are the

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Setting boundaries for kids

Setting boundaries for kids

All kids need limits. From not throwing food onto the floor to obeying a curfew, it doesn’t matter what age your children are, they need to know where boundaries lie. But as parents, it can be difficult to judge whether the rules we make are too strict and assess how much truth there is in

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Helping the children when a pet dies

Helping the children when a pet dies

Pets soon become much-loved members of the family and when one passes away it affects everyone. As adults, we can usually deal with the sadness that comes from losing a pet but for many kids this will be their first taste of grief. How can you help them through it? Don’t shelter them It’s perfectly

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