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Alcohol And Sex Advice For Teens

Talking to your teen about alcohol

It may be illegal for under-18s to buy alcohol but that doesn’t stop some of them from getting their hands on it. The earlier you start to speak to your kids about the effects and risks of drinking, the less likely they’ll be to experiment. Studies have shown that kids whose parents have discussed alcohol

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Caring for a deaf child

Caring for a deaf child

Deafness can affect the way in which children communicate, learn and socialise. There are varying degrees of hearing loss and different children will need different levels of support. If your child, or someone close to you, has been diagnosed with hearing loss then are some things you can do to make life easier. Reduce background

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help for socially withdrawn children

Help for Socially withdrawn children

The world can seem like a big scary place sometimes, and children can react to this by withdrawing into themselves in social situations, as a form of self-protection. While a degree of shyness and social anxiety is okay – even healthy – when this behaviour starts to interfere with your child’s ability to form relationships

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discussing puberty with kids

Discussing puberty with kids

We’ve all been through it, but when it comes to our kids, us parents often struggle to understand puberty. Going through puberty can be an awkward time for everyone and parents can sometimes find it almost as difficult as their children. If your kids are hitting that in-between stage, then here are some tips to

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does your child think they are ugly

Does your child think they are ugly

Kids can be cruel and at some point most are likely to become a victim of teasing or bullying because of the way they look. Of course, as adults we (should) know that people come in all shapes and sizes and that doesn’t define beauty. But children and teenagers are different. They value the opinions

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same sex couples

Same sex couples

It has been proven repeatedly that what children need most is a happy, secure, loving and stable environment to grow up in. The type of family unit in which this is achieved is irrelevant – single parents of either sex, and heterosexual, gay or lesbian couples can all deliver the perfect upbringing for a child.

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