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Are You Controlling

Are You Controlling

Hands up those of us that have a secret or not so secret control freak aspect to their personality?! The reality is that this is a very common human characteristic; one that pops out for many of us during times of stress and strain and one that, left unchecked, can cause difficulties in family and

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Troubled Families Programme

Troubled Families Programme

The Troubled Families Programme is a government initiative that aims to help families facing a number of complex problems. David Cameron introduced the Programme in 2010 with the goal of transforming the lives of ‘troubled families’. Following the London riots of 2011 a larger emphasis was placed on the scheme with £448million being shared between

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Dealing with more than you can handle

Dealing with more than you can handle

There is a saying that life only throws what you can handle at you, but there are times when it seems something has gone awry and you have been dealt a much tougher hand that you feel you can deal with. The natural response at a time like this is to resist what is happening

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Where is your place in your family?

Where is your place in your family?

Wherever you come in your family, there are pro’s and con’s to that particular position. Of course, everyone has more empathy for the position of the oldest child if that is where they sit, but actually each placement has it’s own strengths and drawbacks. The Oldest Sibling As an oldest sibling it is very likely

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Letting go of shame

Letting go of shame

Shame is one of the hardest and most toxic of human emotions. It is centred in the belief that there is something wrong with you and carries thoughts such as ‘I’m bad’ or ‘I hate myself’. Because of its inherent behaviour of self-attack, it can be very difficult to seek help and support. Shame is

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Stress busting tips

Stress busting tips

S-T-R-E-S-S…is something that is unavoidable in the 21st century, but what we do have a bit more control over is how we respond to the signs of it when we spot them. It can be tempting to turn to alcohol, or sugary foods as a way of stemming the difficult feelings that stress involves. These

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