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Caring for a deaf child

Caring for a deaf child

Deafness can affect the way in which children communicate, learn and socialise. There are varying degrees of hearing loss and different children will need different levels of support. If your child, or someone close to you, has been diagnosed with hearing loss then are some things you can do to make life easier. Reduce background

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child abduction

Child abduction

Having your child abducted is every parent’s nightmare. The chances of a stranger whisking your child away are, mercifully, very slim. But every day many children are taken illegally away from the care of one parent by the other or a member of the extended family and taken overseas without mutual consent. If you fear

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leaving an abusive relationship

Leaving an Abusive relationship

All relationships have their ups and downs, highs and lows, but being in an abusive relationship is different. It is destructive, demoralising and dangerous. It would never be recommended to stay in an abusive relationship but many people feel trapped for differing reasons. Leaving is imperative but you have to leave safely and planning the

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Kids Bed Times

Kids Bed Times

Kids get crabby when they don’t have enough sleep. And so do the adults who care for them. I’ve lost count of the studies that have been reported on this subject. Let’s just take it as read that kids who don’t sleep enough get grumpy, have difficulty concentrating, and struggle to take the best from

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Respite care for you and your kids

Respite care for you and your kids

The parents of children with special needs have one of the toughest roles of all. Any parenting is tiring, but some children need additional care and support every day, often on a 24/7 basis and the demands this places on Mum and Dad can be immense. Here are some tips on getting that much deserved

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Avoid family life burnout

Avoid family life burnout

Before I had my little boy, I wondered why my friends with children said they never had any time, why did they always look tired and stressed? I admit, I could even feel a little dismissive – I mean how hard could it be? Fast forward to having a child of my own, I was

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