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The importance of free play for babies and children

Fortunately, your baby doesn’t need to hit the gym or sign up for that chubby-cherub-to-buff-baby programme to make exercise a part of their day....
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4 myths about breastfeeding & getting a good night’s sleep

Breastfeeding and sleep are thought to be part of two different worlds. Many people will tell you that your child won’t be able to...
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Why asking “why” is one of the most important questions we can ask anyone

On my days as a trainer, I teach adults communication skills. On my days as a divorce mediator, I work with families, facilitating their...
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The evolving role of the modern dad

The role that a father plays in his children’s lives is critical to their development and how they’ll develop relationships of their own and...
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The pain of a being a mom with no custody over her children

“After yet another awkward exchange with a mother at my son’s school, I really feel that other parents (especially mothers) should be made aware...
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What antidepressants could be doing to your libido & sex life

Depression is a common problem affecting more than 350 million people worldwide, with women being 50% more likely to develop depression than men. We...
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My great sleeper is ill – now what?

At this time of year, the seasons change and the mornings have become colder – and sometimes the sniffles rapidly catch up with us....
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5 steps to exercising while pregnant

Let’s face it, exercise can be a big ask when it’s frosty outside and all you want to do is snuggle up on the...
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Measles: Everything you need to know

I was recently asked to do a workshop for expectant parents and parents of young babies on the topic “To vaccinate or not to...
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Choosing the right spectacle frames & lenses for your child

As a parent, you have done the right thing by taking your toddler or child for their annual professional eye examination. But what if...
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