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I Told My Mother She Had To Accept Me As A...

I knew from a very early age that I was really a girl, even though I was born with a boy’s body - that...

We Were Looking Forward To Being Mothers Together, But Then My...

It’s often said there’s no relationship quite like the one which exists between sisters. That was certainly true when it came to...

Confession: My Wife Wants Attention – So She’s Faking Depression

I used to hate that work kept me away from home for a couple of nights each week, but I welcome it now. My...

Kids’ Mental Health – Why One Good Friend Is Better Than...

For as long as we can remember, kids have formed different social circles at school. My own schoolfriends used to talk about the Populars,...

Pregnant And Depressed – Why We Need To Speak Out About...

Life with young children can be tough – all parents know that. But if every day feels like an impossible battle, maybe it’s...

I Hid Who I Was Because I Thought Being Gay Was...

Until fairly recently, I spent the majority of my life being afraid to be who I am. I prayed that God would...

How I Fought Off Depression With Five Kids In Tow

I’m one of those people who enjoys variety. And when it comes to mental health problems, it seems, there’s no exception. By the time I was...

Ask The Parents – How Can I Cope With My Post-Natal...

It doesn’t matter whether life as a new mum is harder than you expected, or if everything is rosy. Post-natal depression is...

‘I’m Back!’ How I Beat Depression In Time For Father’s Day

Like much of the preceding two years, Father’s Day 2017 passed – not quickly enough – in a panicky, irrationally terrified blur. Sapped both mentally...

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Ask The Parents – How Should I Tell My Young Son We’re Having Another...

Some kids want nothing more than to have a little brother or sister. They’ll badger you with demands for a younger sibling and...
You Won’t Believe This Teenage Slang

You Won’t Believe This Teenage Slang

There are times when I say something and my parents look at me as if I'm insane. Trust me. I'm definitely not. Chances are...

Pets Can Improve Health, Reduce Stress And Make The World A Better Place

More and more often, animals are included in family events and become important to all members of the family. This can be particularly significant...

How Do Children Decide What’s Fair?

Should a teacher reward a whole class for the good deeds of one student? What about the other side of the discipline picture: should...

How Many Toys Is Enough For Our Children?

It’s the time of year when children everywhere are busily writing their Christmas wish-lists. Their heads are filled with images of intriguingly shaped gifts...

7 Tips For Welcoming Stepkids To Your Family

So you’ve been in a relationship for a significant amount of time. Maybe you’ve even gotten married. In some cases, this relationship comes with...

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