Toddlers

Minimising the affects of ADHD

Minimising the affects of ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neuro-behavioural disorder that is linked with developmental difficulties. Classic symptoms include inattentiveness, being easily distracted, hyperactivity and impulsivity. 5-7% of children are diagnosed with this developmental disorder. Some simply cannot concentrate, others become disruptive, defiant and have trouble getting along with family, peers, or teachers. There are mixed

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Missing the kids after divorce

Missing the kids after divorce

Long before the ink is dry on the divorce papers, the effects of the separation rumble through your world. Divorce changes your life, and that of your kids, forever. No matter which parent you are, or what degree of access or custody you have, the simple fact that your family is no longer whole is

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dwarfism

Dwarfism

Technically speaking, dwarfism refers to people who attain an adult height of less than 4ft 10in (147cm). There are more than 300 known possible causes of dwarfism, most of which are genetic. Acondroplasia is the most common cause, accounting for around 70% of cases of dwarfism. Some 80% of children born with Acondroplasia are the

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Setting boundaries for kids

Setting boundaries for kids

All kids need limits. From not throwing food onto the floor to obeying a curfew, it doesn’t matter what age your children are, they need to know where boundaries lie. But as parents, it can be difficult to judge whether the rules we make are too strict and assess how much truth there is in

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Helping the children when a pet dies

Helping the children when a pet dies

Pets soon become much-loved members of the family and when one passes away it affects everyone. As adults, we can usually deal with the sadness that comes from losing a pet but for many kids this will be their first taste of grief. How can you help them through it? Don’t shelter them It’s perfectly

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failure to thrive

Failure to thrive

‘Failing to Thrive’ – these three little words can carry enormous meaning and strike fear into the hearts of parents. The phrase essentially refers to any child that has a current weight, or rate of gaining weight, that is much lower than average for their age and gender. Causes of Failure to Thrive There are

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