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My Damaged Mother Taught Me How NOT To Be A Parent

I know exactly what kind of parent I want to be, but like most mums (and dads), there are times when it feels like...

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‘Nipple Nazis’ Vs Overwrought Mums: The Breastfeeding Debate

Intrigued by recent research that shows longer-term breastfeeding may be linked to higher IQs, I shared an article about it on my Facebook page....
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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...

How To Help Your Teen Deal With A Broken Heart

Do you remember the anguish of your first heartbreak? How it felt as though the world was ending and you’d never be happy again?...

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

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...

Curious Kids – How Do X-Rays See Inside You?

Have you ever played shadow puppets to make shadow pictures on the wall? When you do, your hand is stopping the light rays from...

How To Raise A Child Who’s A Sceptic (Not A Cynic)

A few nights ago, I was watching a dance talent show on television with my daughter. “She’s good,” I commented about one young hopeful....

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