Sensitive issues

how to fight off an attacker

How to fight off an attacker

It’s a situation we all hope we never experience – being attacked while out alone. The choice of fight-or-flight is one that only you can make. Everyone reacts differently in stressful situations. You may panic, or you may freeze. Far from exposing yourself to more danger, statistics show that those victims who do put up

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Is social media ruining girls confidence

Is social media ruining girls confidence

Social media: a ubiquitous feature of modern life. Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram et al mean our every move, thought and experience can be captured and posted for the world to see, comment upon and share. We are exposed to countless videos, articles and photographs in our increasingly connected world. In my former life as

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Dyspraxia

Dyspraxia

Dyspraxia is a specific learning difficulty meaning it only affects some skills and abilities, it is not linked to the general level of intelligence of the person who has it. It is thought the cause of dyspraxia is due to certain systems in the brain that are not fully developed, meaning messages are not transmitted

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Dealing with insulting teens

Dealing with insulting teens

Teens can be testy, we all know that. Adolescence is a tough time, so cut them a bit of slack. There comes a point when general teenage grumpiness crosses that line and mutates into behaviour that is rude and unacceptable. So what’s the best way to deal with it when your teen becomes insulting? Give

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deliberate self harming

Deliberate self harming

Self-harm can be a delicate topic to broach with your kids. If you suspect or discover that your child or teenager is deliberately hurting herself then you will probably have lots of questions. You may not be sure how to handle the situation without making it worse and might not know where to turn for

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ADHD and school

ADHD And School

A child with ADHD can find it tricky to sit still, listen attentively, and concentrate. These are key skills required for a successful school life, making mainstream schooling a challenge for many of those who suffer from ADHD. But it has been proven many times that kids with ADHD can adapt, with a little patience,

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