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Keeping kids safe whilst out and about

When my daughter was born I felt like my eyes had suddenly been opened to all the dangers in the world. I imagined trouble lurking at every turn and her growing independence has sent my parental-protection chip into overdrive. I know I must allow her the freedom she deserves to blossom into the unique, special

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5 tips for maintaining a healthy relationship

Maintaining a healthy relationship

Our closest relationships can be both our greatest gifts in life and our deepest challenges. They can very often become the places where we feel safe enough to both shine and unfortunately, dump aspects of ourselves that are normally kept out of view. It can be all too easy to start taking primary relationships for

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5 Tips for staying calm under pressure

5 Tips for staying calm under pressure

Stress is unavoidable in the modern world. We move fast and are often trying to do more than is possible and within a time frame that is crazy! To some degree, we have limited control of external factors that can possibly cause us stress, but what we do have under control is our relationship to

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limiting computer time for kids

Limiting computer time for kids

There can be no denying technology is here to stay and likely to become more and more engrained in our culture as time goes on, but there can be too much of a good thing can’t there? Especially where the kids are concerned – they can become so engrossed in their computers that it becomes

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reasons not to give pets at Christmas

Reasons NOT to Give Pets at Christmas

On the face of it, pets make the perfect present – often furry and with an undeniable cute-factor the anticipated oohs and ahhs on Christmas morning are guaranteed. And yet, many pets, especially dogs and cats, bring with them a demand for 10 or more years of commitment from their new owner if they are

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Keeping kids active in Winter

Keeping kids active in Winter

Winter is a tough time to keep the kids active. As the nights draw in and temperatures plummet, our atavistic hibernation tendencies emerge. The attraction of the outdoors quickly loses ground to the lure of the cosy techno-cave housing the TV, iPad and X-Box. Yet keeping the kids moving is just as important in winter

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