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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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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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