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Is this your first Christmas apart and are you really struggling with how to deal with it? Here’s some help.

Dear Sue I separated from my partner at the beginning of this year.  We were together for 10 years and have two children aged 8 and 6.   My real problem…

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The Baby Blogs. Day 16 – Preparing Your Older Child for Your New Arrival

Having a new baby is very exciting but your older child may worry about what all the changes may mean to them as for the last year or two they have probably been the centre of your universe so it’s a good idea to prepare them for […]

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Is this your first Christmas apart and are you really struggling with how to deal with it? Here’s some help.

Dear Sue I separated from my partner at the beginning of this year. We were together for 10 years and have two children aged 8 and 6. My real problem is the fact that my partner and I were originally family friends and our families are really […]

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A Brilliant Way To Break The News About Santa Without Crushing Your Child’s Spirit.

If it’s about time to tell your kids the truth about Santa 🎅 or Father Christmas, but you aren’t sure how to do it without crushing their innocence or breaking their dreams – relax! I’ve just discovered a lovely way to help that is just so lovely. […]

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As Harry & Meghan Choose NOT to Join the Queen for Christmas at Sandringham. How do YOU handle Christmas Family Fall Outs? Here Are My Tips.

I was interviewed on the Vanessa Feltz Show on BBC Radio London about the news that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will not join the Queen for Christmas as they have chosen to spend baby Archie’s first festive season away from Sandringham. Big News? None of our […]

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Co-Parenting Over Christmas

I was delighted to have been interviewed about Co-Parenting over Christmas – often a tricky and stressful time for The Divorce Magazine. We focused on helping children of divorced parents’ during their first christmas and their life after divorce co -parenting. Click here to read and watch […]

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More Play Leads To More Learning – Age Appropriate Toys – Making Christmas Presents Easy

“Play is essential to development because it contributes to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children and youth.” ~ American Academy of Paediatrics It’s coming up to Christmas and you’re probably wondering what toys to buy for your kids. I think it’s helpful to remember that […]

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Teenagers, ADHD and the Christmas Holidays.

      I found an interesting article on Health Central about Teenagers finding the change in routine very stressful around the Christmas holiday time. Here are some tips to help you get through the holiday period when you have a teenager with ADHD: Plan out their holiday homework. […]

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Should I get my child an e-reader or books for Christmas?

  Kindles are hugely popular with parents – but research shows kids prefer printed books, magazines and comics. So is it worth buying them a book? Check out these ideas The best way to get cheap or free books The best way to get cheap or free […]

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15 of the best children’s books about Christmas

Get into the festive spirit with some Christmas-themed bedtime stories – perfect to snuggle up to in front of the tree, sipping hot chocolate 🙂 From wintery classics to new favourites about Father Christmas and his life in the North Pole, this reading list is suitable for all […]

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You know it’s Christmas when…..

I am very proud to be one of the Ambassadors for Home Start because it is a remarkable charity and last night I had the privilege of being invited to attend the Home-Start Charity Carol Service in St. Bride’s Church in Fleet Street – the most delightful place […]

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Read my tips for less stress at Christmas with a new baby.

  Christmas can be a stressful time of year – and one spent with a newborn even more so! Here are some handy tips to help you and your little one, enjoy the festive season. This Christmas will be different for you in terms of what you […]

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