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Letting your child have secrets

Letting your child have secrets

The delicate balance of letting your child have secrets whilst still supporting them is something most parents will have to deal with at some point. The process of letting your child go whilst ensuring that you are giving them what they need, is an ongoing aspect of healthy parenting throughout your relationships. In the early

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Six things to stop doing in order to believe in yourself

Six things to stop doing in order to believe in yourself

Being a parent has never been easy, and it seems like the pressures on men and women are growing. It seems like there’s a perceived notion of success which leaves you feeling short of the mark if you don’t at least try to hit it. Have your children, lose your baby weight, and hold down

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Help for children who stutter

Help for children who stutter

Stuttering is an interruption in the flow of speech. It can manifest as a repetition of certain syllables, phrases, or single words, or a silence where a certain sound would normally be. Many children between the ages of two and five go through a period of stuttering – in most cases it then disappears and

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Tips for being a great dad

Tips for being a great dad

Sometimes fathers can feel like they always get the short straw. From the moment a woman tells people she is pregnant, all questions are directed her way, whereas the father, more often than not, is left feeling like a forgotten shadow in the background. Ok, so women are the ones that go through the physical

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shouting at children is not the answer

Shouting at the children is not the answer

Having a good shout at your kids can sometimes feel like the only way to get them to listen. It’s not pretty, and it probably makes you feel bad inside, but it works. The occasional vent is harmless and can be very effective, but when shouting becomes the norm your kids quickly develop and immunity

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how to be a happier parent

How to be a happier parent

Parenting magazines and advertisers would have us believe that parenthood is an idyllic life of never-ending bliss. Sure, there are glimpses, maybe even whole days like this, but there is no escaping the facts – being a parent is HARD WORK. And it doesn’t always make you happy. And then you feel like it should,

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