Marriage can be tough. For some couples issues can be worked through but for others there is little point in flogging a dead horse. If your marriage is leaving you less than inspired but you’re not sure which camp you fall into, then trial separation may be something you’re considering. But is it really a
Time with Dad
Pregnancy and birth may be a challenging time for women, but new Dads have their own journey too, and often get forgotten in the frenzy of Mum-focused activity. From the point of conception, all attention shifts to the woman. And rightly so. But many men experience significant emotional upheaval during the 9 months and beyond.
A recent survey by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) revealed that around 56% of educators believe working parents are spending less time with their children today compared with 20 years ago. More than 90% of respondents attribute this change to the rise in demands of work on family life, with a similar percentage stating
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
Your baby may be cute and cuddly, but just occasionally it would be lovely if they could tell you exactly what it is they need. Any parent who has tried in vain to satisfy the cry of a distressed or frustrated infant, knows that understanding baby talk is not easy. As you get to know
Despite many changes in the way residency and guardianship of children are managed in the event of divorce or separation, it is still most often Mum who is nominated as the primary care provider. As your children grow up, they may begin to express preferences about which parent they would like to live with. In