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survival tips for single parents

Survival tips for single parents

Even with all the rewards it offers – and there are plenty – parenting can be hard work and this is doubly true if you’re bringing up children on your own. Parents who live together can pull resources and lean on each other for support but for single parents, getting through the challenges parenting brings

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Tired all the time

Tired all the time

If you wake most mornings feeling sluggish and exhausted then you are not alone. Even among those who manage to get a good, undisturbed night of sleep there exist a significant proportion who feel tired all the time. Statistics from the Royal College of Psychiatrists show that as many as 1 in 5 people regularly

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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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family and child helplines

Family and child helplines

We all need a little support sometimes but not everyone finds it easy to ask for help, or to talk about how they are feeling. Helplines offer a non-judgemental, third party service that is available to anyone, anytime. The majority of the telephone numbers associated with Helplines are freephone, which can be especially useful for

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child anxiety

How much of the news do you let your children see

Natural disasters such as Fukushima in Japan are disturbing to all of us and it’s hard not to feel overwhelmed and helpless as we witness people lose their lives and their homes. It’s almost impossible to protect children from being exposed to some of the inevitable and extensive media coverage, and as a result many

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The terrible twos

The terrible two’s is a testing phase for most parents. Some children coast through with nothing more than a few sulks when things don’t go their way. Others crash into it head on overnight with an almighty scream throwing themselves on the floor wildly at any opportunity. I think most children would probably fall somewhere

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