How Do You Deal With Absent Father Issues?

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How Do You Deal With Absent Father Issues?

Children with an absent parent need you to be reassuring, and to boost their self-esteem & to help them cope with feelings of loss.

I was delighted to attend the launch of The Sleep Charity Sleep Manifesto at the House of Commons as sleep – is crucial for good mental health, the ability to learn and to the emotional, physical and mental wellbeing of the WHOLE family.

We chat about ‘Stay At Home Mums’ – Do you agree with Sarah Vine & Esther Rantzen?

Sue In Conversation With …. Mari Nosal.

Mari Nosal from Plymouth, Massachusetts, has used her own experiences of raising a child with Asperger’s Syndrome, now a young man, and her years of professional experience working with both children and parents within the autism community to help and inform others.

 Mari is a published autism author and blogger with over 25 years’ experience of working with children and adults in the field of special needs. She has a Masters degree in Educational Foundations and a B.A. in psychology and has worked with children, parents, and educators within the classroom and the wider community. Mari also presents autism workshops where she shares her knowledge, experience and insights.

Find out more about Mari here:

Ten Commandments Of Interacting With Kids On The Autism Spectrum And Related Commandments



Mari’s Blog Taking The Diss Out Of Disabled







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