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Parenting Hacks | Fear of The Doctors Part 2 ?‍⚕️ | Disney Junior UK with Simon Hooper, aka Father of Daughters, Sue Atkins and Helen Skelton

  Brushing their teeth may not be every little one's favourite thing to do. So how do you get them into the habit of doing it regularly? Is it better…

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Parenting Hacks | Fear of The Doctors Part 2 ?‍⚕️ | Disney Junior UK with Simon Hooper, aka Father of Daughters, Sue Atkins and Helen Skelton

  Brushing their teeth may not be every little one’s favourite thing to do. So how do you get them into the habit of doing it regularly? Is it better to make it into a game, or just get them into a headlock? ? How do you […]

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Divorce and Your Special Needs Child – Things to Consider.

Divorce is always difficult for the whole family but if you do find that you are heading for a divorce here are some things to consider if you have a child with additional needs. Things to Consider Divorce is a difficult time for all family members, but […]

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Caring for Siblings of Very Sick Children.

Caring for a seriously ill child takes a tremendous toll on the whole family, physically, mentally and emotionally and your healthy children are no exception. They too suffer from lack of your time, and may feel resentful and angry about the time, energy and focus that naturally […]

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What’s wrong with Granny? Talking to your children about Dementia

    My children’s Grandma has senile dementia and it has been sad to see this once incredibly active, kind and weekly golfing woman become a shadow of her former self. When I found out I Googled “Dementia” as my former husband had his head rather firmly in […]

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Toddlers and Teeth

You can start brushing your baby’s teeth as soon as they start to come through. Use a baby toothbrush with a tiny smear of fluoride toothpaste. Don’t worry if you don’t manage to brush much at first. The important thing is to get your baby used to […]

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Give Your Screenager’s Eyes a Break: Here’s Why

​​   Children spend more & more time than ever since lock down staring at a digital screen whether it’s on their mobile phone, laptop, computer, tablet, TV or other devices. That’s why I call them ‘screenagers.’ All that screen time can take a toll on children’s […]

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Thriving Not Just Surviving The Coronavirus

  In these challenging & unprecedented times. Connect with your friends & loved ones, obviously not in your usual ways, but we have the technology to stay in touch. So pick up the phone & chat, Skype or FaceTime to stay connected & caring. Let people know […]

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How to Talk to Your Kids About the Coronavirus

I was speaking on Channel 5 News about ways of handling the Coronavirus with your children. The crisis of COVID-19 that has engulfed adult lives for the past few weeks has frightened and confused children too. As they hear you and teachers repeatedly stressing the need to […]

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Why I DON’T think singing ‘Happy Birthday’ is a good idea for kids protecting themselves from the Coronavirus

 I was thinking that’s it’s not a great idea to link the ‘Happy Birthday Song’ to the Coronavirus ! ? It may become anchored in your child’s mind as a negative, scary time and you don’t want that association unconsciously associated around their birthday ! Also do […]

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