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eating disorders in children and teens

Eating disorders in children and teens

Eating disorders are on the rise in the UK and children are not immune to their often devastating effects. There is, rightly, much focus on childhood obesity in the media at the moment. But at the other end of the spectrum the number of young people slowly starving themselves is also on the rise. Each

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Are children living with one parent as happy as those living with both

Are children living with one parent as happy as those living with both

Children living with only one of their biological parents can be just as happy as those living with both, according to a recent study by the London-based social research group NatCen. The study focused primarily on 12,000 seven year olds from 3 distinct groups – those living with both biological parents, those living with one

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child maintenance

Advice on becoming a single parent

Most people don’t have kids with the intention of single parenting. But life often has other ideas, and for a host of reasons, many Mums and Dads find themselves left holding the baby alone. Being a single parent can be incredibly stressful and overwhelming – suddenly it’s all on you. If you find yourself in

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Negative or challenging personality traits

Negative or challenging personality traits

Sometimes it can be easy to get stuck seeing ourselves or other people in set ways. This is particularly true with regard to ‘negative’ or challenging personality traits. Tools to help understand ourselves like astrology or psychological tests such as Myers Briggs, can help us to realise that there are different ways of viewing the

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positive parenting

Positive parenting

All of us want to be good parents. Ideally we want our children to grow up feeling safe, loved and respected. And of course because we are human, there are times when positive parenting feels a real stretch for us and we can end up reacting to children in ways that we feel regret about

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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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