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children and drugs

Children and drugs

Finding out your child is involved in drugs is every parent’s nightmare. However, it’s important to remember that drugs aren’t a part of life for most children and teenagers, the ones that do experiment usually don’t continue to use them. Here’s how to make sure your kids fall into that category. Educate Kids who are

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Widowed at a young age with kids

Widowed at a young age with kids

When we hook up with our partners the last thing we think about is dying. We are so busy planning ahead, having children and getting on with our lives. Our vows may include “til death do us part” but how often do we really think of it? So when the unthinkable happens and our partner

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self harm in children and teens

Self Harm In Children And Teens

The transition from childhood into adolescence is fraught with challenges. Changing bodies, rampant hormones, the influence of peers and an increasing need for independence, can all create a world that is exciting, yet simultaneously unnerving for youngsters. Fortunately, most children pass through this stage relatively smoothly, but a minority will struggle. Self-Harming Recent years have

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How Can You Be Sure If Someone Is Sincere

How Can You Be Sure If Someone Is Sincere

I tend to try and see the best in people. Most of the time it works out just fine – people are lovely and my faith in human nature is borne out. But there are times when the person you’re dealing with is not entirely honest with you. And when that happens, I’m rubbish at

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eating problems in children

Eating problems in children

Show me a parent who, at some point has become exasperated at their child’s eating habits. As parent’s we all worry about our children and being aware of a food problem can be hard to detect. How do you recognise the signs of an eating problem in children and teenagers? Is there a problem? Kids

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why being thinner is not always healthier

Why being thinner is not always healthier

I’ve been saying this for years, but not for any medical or scientific reason. It’s usually as a form of self-justification for the latest bar of Dairy Milk that has worked its way into my mouth. So I was interested to hear of an article in the medical journal PLOS that offers scientific evidence that

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