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How To Get Your Child To Clean Their Room – 5...

My friend Tracy were divided in our views on the second Mary Poppins film, a couple of years back. She loved it, whereas I...

How To Choose A Family Pet

“Can we have a pet?” It’s one of those refrains dreaded by so many parents. Often closely followed by: “I’ll look after it, you...

Why Your Kids Should Get To Know Their Cousins

A vivid memory from my childhood involves trying to recreate John Travolta’s moves to the Bee Gees’ You Should Be Dancing (from the movie...

Parents, Limit Your Screen Time – For The Benefit Of Your...

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...

7 Ways You Can Teach Your Children Empathy

You might want to teach your children empathy. But sometimes they do it for you. Take this example. A little boy was hunched on the restaurant...

He Dealt With Murders, Sexual Assaults, Kidnap And More – Life...

When a major crime story breaks and you see the police officer heading up the inquiry on television – giving an update or...

My Son Has Hydrocephalus – It’s Not Easy, But Our Life...

When my son, Braden, graduated last year it was one of the most emotional days of my life. One that, at various...

Our Little Girl Stops Breathing While She’s Asleep But Coping With...

There was no suggestion anything was wrong. We already had two boys, and my latest pregnancy had gone pretty much perfectly. So on December...

7 Wonderful Things I Did Before I Had Kids

Do you ever look back at those hazy days before the kids came along, when you could please yourselves? When life didn’t revolve around...

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...

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Promoting Parent-Teacher Communication: Working Together To Build Skills In Our Children

The vast majority of parents want their children to be educated, to enjoy school and to create solid relationships in the school setting. Most...
why won't my baby stop crying

Why Won’t My Baby Stop Crying? A Guide To The Most Common Causes

There’s a reason newborns have a reputation for doing nothing but cry while they’re awake. Although they sleep a lot, it’s not uncommon...

Why My Brave Little Girl With The Rare Disease Breaks My Heart Into A...

My brave little Bailey Grace was ten months old when she was diagnosed with a very rare genetic disease called Gaucher's. There are three...

I’m Desperate To Know What’s Wrong With My Son, But The Doctors Can’t Give...

It would be great to write a story with a neat and happy ending, but sadly I can’t do that. At this...
 Keeping Their Frenemies Close

Keeping Their Frenemies Close

So we all know what a frenemy is. Made famous in the Noughties by the Sex and the City TV show, the phrase actually...

An Ode To My Grandfather – Why Magnolia Trees And Sinatra’s My Way Will...

“...Your new silence does not seem right. / We do nothing but listen deeply to / your life pass through our heads. / ...We...

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