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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 Recognize And Support Your Highly Sensitive Child

Sensitivity in life is often seen as a negative. Being too sensitive emotionally can cause problems in relationships, friendships, social situations, and at work. Physical...

How To Help Your Kids Deal With Rejection

It’s a fact of parenting life – we find ourselves saying ‘no’ to our kids. Whether they want chocolate at bedtime, a new computer...

Ask The Parents – How Will I Cope When My Son...

The first time you take your child to nursery or kindergarten is often bitter-sweet. While you’re proud to see them becoming independent and know...

8 Reasons Why Discipline Is Good For Your Child

Often, it seems ‘discipline’ is a naughty word for parents. It sounds as though we’re being unkind to our children, upsetting them and depriving...

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10 Inescapable Truths Of Parenting

It's rarely a good thing when they’re quiet You know the feeling. You’re suddenly aware the house is silent. There’s no shouting or squabbling (if...

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...
What Is The ‘Right’ Age To Have A Child?

What Is The ‘Right’ Age To Have A Child?

Over the past three decades, there has been a steady increase in the average age of parents. What is the 'right' age to have...
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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...

I Hid Who I Was Because I Thought Being Gay Was A Sin –...

Until fairly recently, I spent the majority of my life being afraid to be who I am. I prayed that God would...
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Advice For New Parents – How To Hold Your Newborn Baby

Babies don’t come with an instruction manual, more’s the pity. So it’s not surprising new mums and dads often find the whole parenting thing...

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