Single mums

NSPCC

NSPCC

Almost 1 in 10 children in the UK are neglected by their parents or carers. Their emotional, behavioral and physical anguish often leads to a lifetime of struggling; the ability to lead a normal life often interrupted by confusion and sorrow about their upbringing. But it can be prevented. The NSPCC defines neglect as the

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nightmares and night terrors

Nightmares and night terrors

As I kissed my kids goodnight and padded down the landing to bed I felt all warm and fluffy inside. Precisely one minute later I was haring back down the landing like a loon in response to a blood-curdling scream from my then-two-year-old son. In his nightmare, a monster was looming over him, large, slobbering,

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life as a single parent

Life as a single parent

If you’re new to single parent life it can be a daunting prospect. Just thinking about everything you have to deal with, as well as coping with the breakdown of a relationship, can seem too much. This is probably not how you planned your life working out and it might not even be your choice.

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what is parental responsibility

What is parental responsibility

Most parents understand that they have direct responsibility for their child. What is parental responsibility? It is actually a legal term that concerns who has overall responsibility for a child’s upbringing and welfare. It’s important to know whether or not you automatically have responsibility as a parent and if not how you can achieve this.

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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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How to handle pressure

How to handle pressure

Stress caused by too much pressure can be debilitating and each year, thousands of people in the UK suffer the consequences of stress due to work and lifestyle changes. If you suffer from stress and it is not dealt with correctly, it can lead to prolonged bouts of depression and anxiety. Learning how to handle

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