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  • 10 Mar 2016

    Holding On During the Teen Years

    Jeanne Meijs shares how to maintain your relationship with your teenager and understand the journey. Many parents have a great, underlying fear: that they will lose their relationship with their child in the teen years. There are a few straightforward ways to lose your child during the teen years. They occur over and over, and parents only realise what has happened when it is too late. I welcome the opportunity to discuss these tragic and unnecessary errors here. […] more

  • 23 Jan 2016

    Talking About Sex

    As our children grow from little people into young adults, keeping an open dialogue is probably one of the most important things we can do. Though at times it is hard to find the right words, our youngsters need us to stay open, aware and free from judgement. The idea behind Thinking About Sex Day on 14th February is to encourage everyone to think about the physical and psychological issues surrounding sexual activity. The day is organised by the Sexual Advice Association (formerly the Sexual Dysfunction Association), a charity which aims to improve the sexual health and wellbeing of men and women. […] more

  • 9 Jan 2016

    8 Ways to beat the January blues

    With January statistically the most depressing month in the UK, we round up eight ways to beat the blues and make January happy and fun. […] more

  • 9 Jan 2016

    Get away this January!

    January is the ideal time to get away. There are lots of great deals to be had across the UK and, even if January doesn’t strike you as the best time to be exploring the countryside, if we are blessed with crisp, cold days, a winter walk can be magical. With so much incredible countryside all around us, escaping after the rush and bustle of the festive period can be just what the doctor ordered. Finding yourself in a cosy cottage with a roaring fire and just the sound of birdsong to interrupt your thoughts, offers the chance to reflect on the past year and the year to come. […] more

  • 7 Dec 2015

    10 Ways to Celebrate New Year with Your Family

    If you’ve got a young family, there’s a good chance you won’t be out until the early hours of New Year’s Day, coming home with a traffic cone on your head and few memories of the night before. But there are loads of fun ways you can make New Year celebrations magical and memorable, without the dreadful hangover and lost wallet and/or keys. Kids naturally pick up on the excitement of a new year, and whether you celebrate new year as the beginning of January or in March (Iranians) or October (Pagans) etc., this time of year naturally lends itself to both celebration and reflection. Here are ten ways to celebrate with your family: […] more

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