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Parenting with a disability: Tips will help to overcome challenges

Delighted to publish the first guest blog!! Having a baby presents a whole range of challenges for any new parent but if you are a  parent with a disability then these challenges can be even greater. In this blog Ashley shares some really practical advice about ways of overcoming some of these challenges.  Courtesy Pixabay […]

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Learning about Choices

First Published in Affinity Magazine I’ve heard a few times recently people saying things like ‘I couldn’t help it’ ‘they made me do it’ or ‘well it wasn’t my fault it was because …….’. Well let’s just set one thing straight. Unless someone literally has a gun to your head or is putting you under […]

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Keep Calm and Pass your Exams

For my blog post this week I have gathered together a nmber of earlier posts about revision and exams into a downloadable ebook Keep Calm and Pass your Exams. You candownload it by clicking here AND I’ve done summary video that I’ve put on the facebook page, you can watch it here  

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Learning about the Happy Hormones

This was first published in Affintity Magazine but I think its helpfulfor evry one to know a bit about the hormones that impact our happiness. Our state of happiness depends on a whole range of factors, some would say genetic predisposition plays a part as well as our current situation, but it’s probably fair to […]

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Helping Teenagers Revise

As the exam season is fast approaching once again here are a few tips for parents who are faced with supporting their teens to revise for exams I published this first on hubpages and you can read the whole article by following this link  Do’s and Don’ts Encourage but don’t nag Stay positive even if […]

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Questions to ask when Managing Behaviour

  It is easy when faced with difficult behaviour to let it become a battle. As the adult we imply intent which simply may not be there – the child probably isn’t behaving that way just to make our lives difficult. One of the ways to prevent a battle mentality is to approach with curiosty […]

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How to Easily Add Studying to Your Already Busy Life

  Many adults who return to study after a break or perhaps enrol on a course for the first time since they left school, find adjusting to study a difficult transition. That is not surprising but there are some simple steps you can take manage some of the trickier aspects of that transition so it […]

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5 Positive Habits you can Help Your Children to Develop

As parents we want our children to grow up to be healthy and resilient, both physically and emotionally. Teaching your kids these habits will help them to do exactly that but like anything else they need to be taught about them and see you as the adult modelling them. We often put a lot of […]

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Learning to Live in the Here and Now

If you have read some of my previous articles you will know I am a fan of mindfulness, not least because it can help us live in the present. This article was first published in Affinity magazine but I think it may be useful for readers of my website. I came across a quote recently […]

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7 Reasons Why Your Kids Misbehave (there are many more!)

Children are all individuals, and while some are generally compliant, others make misbehaviour and defiance almost an art form. All children misbehave and as parents we usually accept this as part of their growing up, which of course it is. But we also ask ourselves why on earth they do it? Well, here are a […]

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