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For Three Happy Years We Didn’t Know Our Daughter Was Dying

When I read the announcement that new research into a therapy for the currently-untreatable Mitochondrial Depletion Syndrome is to be funded by a UK charity, it...

My Daughter Almost Died – Why I’m Warning Other Parents About...

You don’t imagine, the first time you hold your baby in your arms, that the day might come when you have to contemplate...

My Son Has Hydrocephalus – It’s Not Easy, But Our Life...

When my son, Braden, graduated last year it was one of the most emotional days of my life. One that, at various...

I’m Desperate To Know What’s Wrong With My Son, But The...

It would be great to write a story with a neat and happy ending, but sadly I can’t do that. At this...

We Care For Terminally Ill Children – Because They All Deserve...

Every baby, every child deserves to know love before they die. They deserve to be held, to know they are truly cared for, and...

My 4-Year-Old Son’s Heart Stopped Beating for FOUR Days – How...

One morning in December 2014, my then-four-year-old son Kierken woke with what we thought was croup. He’d had it before, so we made a...

I Thought It Was Just A Childhood Cold, But Now My...

It’s always a little worrying when your kids are ill. Most times, of course, it’s just a cold or a sickness bug or a...

Meet The Teenager Determined To Beat Cancer – And Become...

“I’m going to be a professional wrestler,” says Kira Noble with a beaming grin. "My career choice often takes people by surprise and they don't...

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What It’s Like To Discover Your Teenage Daughter Is Self-Harming

You never think self-harming will reach you. About three months ago, I took a phone call that would turn my life upside down. I was...

What You Need To Know If Your Child With A Disability Is Starting School...

Starting school can be daunting for any parent, prompting many questions: will my child settle in, make friends and progress academically? If your child...
angry teenagers

5 Ways To Defuse Your Angry Teenager

Are you in the angry teenager phase of parenting? It probably feels like you’re clashing all the time and you don’t know how you’re...

Something For The Weekend – Spicy Vegetable & Lentil Casserole

Whether you’re vegetarian or simply want your family to eat less meat, this spicy vegetable & lentil casserole makes a tasty and filling meal....

We Were Devastated When Our Daughter Became A SIDS Victim – And People Thought...

It’s fair to say I was somewhat shocked when I learned I was pregnant with my third child. My relationship with Nick was...
kids and maths

How To Help Kids Overcome A Fear Of Maths

It’s fair to say maths is not everyone’s favourite subject. In fact, for many people, the feelings of tension and anxiety that arise when...

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