How To Take Charge Of Your Difficult Teenage Daughter

How To Take Charge Of Your Difficult Teenage Daughter

The relationship between teenage girls and their mothers is traditionally a tricky one. While girls are often dad’s little angel, they’re more likely to...
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“We’ve Never Discussed It Before.” When A Family Finally Talks About Sex

Ina was with her late husband Jim for 70 years and married to him for 63 of those years. Their relationship was a love...
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Confession: How I Forgave My Mum For Her Emotional Abuse

“You know,” said my therapist, leaning forward slightly, “you could see that as emotional abuse.” Emotional abuse. The term felt right, somehow. At 29, sitting...
Parents, Limit Your Screen Time – For The Benefit Of Your Kids

Parents, Limit Your Screen Time – For The Benefit Of Your Kids

I've never really thought about limiting screen time until a few days ago, when I was sitting on the living room floor building a...
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7 Tips for New Grandparents To Ensure A Healthy Relationship With The Parents

“When is the grandchild coming?!?” You’ve been asking for years. Finally, your first grandchild is on their way. Congratulations to the new grandparents! You couldn’t...
At What Age Is It OK To Leave Your Kids Home Alone?

At What Age Is It OK To Leave Your Kids Home Alone?

The film has become a firm family favourite. An eight-year-old troublemaker – Macauley Culkin – has to protect his house from burglars when he’s...
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How To Help Kids Develop A Positive Body Image

It was the first time I really considered the need of consciously promoting a positive body image around my daughter. I walked into the bedroom...
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How To Safeguard Your Kids Against Cyberbullying

Social media moves at such a pace, it’s often hard for parents to keep up. While most of us feel comfortable with Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram...

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Why You Should Give Your Grandparents A 3D Printer For Christmas

Why You Should Give Your Grandparents A 3D Printer For Christmas

Senior citizens might really like – and use – a 3D printer. That’s the surprising, and money-saving, conclusion of a new study I co-authored:...
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5 Great Ways Grandparents Can Become Closer To Their Grandkids

Are grandparents important for kids? Most people are probably nodding right now. It is reasonable to assume that extended family networks are good for kids and...
Robots Will Care For You In Old Age – And Your Kids Will Teach Them

Robots Will Care For You In Old Age – And Your Kids Will Teach...

It’s likely that before too long, robots will be in the home to care for older people and help them live independently. To do...

‘It’s Not You, It’s Them’ – What To Do When You...

You’ve been BFFs for years – since school, college, or maybe your first job. Even when the babies came along, you didn’t see why...

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Parents, Limit Your Screen Time – For The Benefit Of Your...

I've never really thought about limiting screen time until a few days ago, when I was sitting on the living room floor building a...

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Everyone loves Sarah. Why would I want a divorce? She’s kind, smart and very capable, and over the last two years she's looked after me...

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“When is the grandchild coming?!?” You’ve been asking for years. Finally, your first grandchild is on their way. Congratulations to the new grandparents! You couldn’t...

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I’m Glad My Daughter Has Been Diagnosed With Autism

When I gave birth to my first daughter in March 2009, I never dreamt that eleven years later I’d be praying she’d be diagnosed...

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It was November 1994 and it was my wedding day. I stood at the front of the church with my best man and fidgeted. Then...

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