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  • my child has a phobia

    My child has a phobia

    All children experience fears and anxieties, but for some the feelings can become so intense they can turn into a phobia. What is the Difference Between a Fear and a Phobia? Fear Childhood fears will come and go, often disappearing for several years before resurfacing again. Your child may fear something one day and feel

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    losing a friend can really hurt

    Losing friends can really hurt

    There is a lot of emphasis in our culture about the significance of primary relationships, whether it’s partners or spouses and how painful it can be when these relationships go through difficulties or end. There is however, little consideration about the impact of long term friendships ceasing even though this a fairly common experience particularity

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    Parents and drugs

    Parents and drugs

    When it comes to issues such as drug taking, kids and teenagers are perhaps more interested in their parents’ opinion than you might think. Therefore, it’s important to chat to your kids about the issues surrounding drugs. But, if you yourself take recreational drugs, or have a drugs problem then that conversation can be a

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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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    loneliness

    Loneliness

    Loneliness is part of the human experience and can be felt on a spectrum, from a slight pang to a deep unremitting ache. Most people experience it at some point in their lives, but for some, it’s a recurring reality that strongly colours the day to day experience of their lives. Despite its common occurrence,

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    Being a new single dad

    Being a new single dad

    Being a single parent is a tough role. For newly single Dads it can be doubly hard – the social support systems available to men in this situation are simply not as common as they are for women. And, any single parent knows that one of the crucial elements of success is having friends to

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