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  • 26 Feb 2014

    “I was spanked and I’m OK”

    If you’re the proud owner of a Facebook or Twitter account and have eyes, you will no doubt have experienced the joys of several memes floating around to the tune of: It’s OK to hit your children, in fact it’s good for them. With interesting quotes such as “My parents hit me when I was a child and I suffer from a mental illness called respect for others” and “I was spanked and I turned out OK” and endless likes, it’s enough to drive anyone a little bit mad. But, is there any truth in it? […] more

  • 25 Feb 2014

    The truth about Judgement

    If you were to believe everything you read in the mainstream media, you’d be forgiven for thinking that all it takes is a single glimpse of Rihanna “twerking” in a thong to lead young girls astray and cause boys to lose all respect for the female gender. You would also, therefore, be cautious to never let your child leave the house, lest they see it such a thing on a TV in a shop window or over at a friend’s house... you know, the one from the wrong side of the tracks. They probably even have a poster of breasts on their wall or something... *Shudder* […] more

  • 25 Feb 2014

    Acupuncture Awareness Week

    Always wanted to try acupuncture but never been sure if you’ll like it? You’re not alone; lots of people who fear needles think that acupuncture seems like a good thing but they’re rather nervous to try it themselves. My partner is one of those people and several years ago, he bit the bullet and decided to give acupuncture a try – he was pleasantly surprised! The needles were far less intimidating than he’d anticipated and he found the experience not only painless but incredibly relaxing. Within a few treatments, he was a convert and when he moved offices, rather than give up on his weekly lunchtime treatment, he sought out a new acupuncturist nearby. […] more

  • 24 Feb 2014

    Getting help if your child self-harms

    Almost all of our lives will be touched by self-harm – or self-injury as it is sometimes known. Either we’ll have a friend or family member who struggles with self-harm, or we will have experienced it ourselves. Or perhaps we simply remember someone at school whose scars broke our heart. Self-harm has often been rather derisively painted by the media as teenage angst and it is still a very taboo subject in our society. That’s why events such as Self Injury Awareness Day (SIAD), taking place on 1st March, are so important. […] more

  • 12 Feb 2014

    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

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