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  • Preparing your child for a new sibling

    Preparing your child for a new sibling

    Bringing home your first newborn baby involves a blend of personal recovery and a journey of discovery as you learn how to care for an infant. With your second child you may feel more confident and experienced, but just when you thought you had it all sussed out, there’s the issue of helping your first

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    Improving children's behaviour with diet

    Improving children’s behaviour with diet

    You are what you eat. If the saying is to be believed then in theory giving children a good balanced diet should translate into good, balanced behaviour. But how much truth is there in the idea that diet can affect kids’ behaviour? Research published by the School Food Trust in 2009 suggested that primary school

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    Peer relationships with children

    Peer relationships with children

    Children’s relationships with their peers form an integral part of their development. Not only does it help them to be happy during their childhood, it teaches them how to make friendships, work with colleagues and form partnerships as adults. Don’t expect too much too soon Babies and toddlers don’t necessarily take much notice of their

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    Moving baby on to solid foods

    Moving baby on to solid foods

    Eeek! The moment has arrived! It’s weaning time! And so opens up a whole new world of discovery for you and your baby. There is so much conflicting advice on how to do it, when to start it and what foods to serve, you’d be forgiven for burying your head in a tub of formula.

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    Tips for preventing bed wetting

    Tips for preventing bed wetting

    Most parents look forward to a time when they no longer need to get up with their children during the night. However, if you’re a parent of a child who often wets the bed, you’ll know that sometimes this can take years rather than months to achieve. You’re not alone While it’s not generally something

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    What is a personality disorder?

    What is a personality disorder?

    A personality disorder is defined as: “a deeply ingrained and maladaptive pattern of behaviour of a specified kind, typically apparent by the time of adolescence, causing long-term difficulties in personal relationships or in functioning in society.” Put simply, a personality disorder is a mental health condition that affects the way a person thinks, behaves and

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