Embedding our precious memories

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Can you remember when you last held your baby in your arms, the feel of them, their smell, their sounds? Article I wrote for Mums Delivery – on page 4 Our children grow so quickly. While we have a loving, tender memories of them when they are babies over time those memories become something we are looking at, from a distance. As a new mum we can recall these memories and feelings easily but as […]

Why Teen Friendships Don’t Last

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Why Teen Friendships Don’t Last ? A new study has indicated that the chance of your child’s teen friendships lasting through high school is pretty slim. It shows why teen friendships don’t last. Researchers at Florida Atlantic University decided to investigate why teen relationships tend to be short-lived. The strongest predictors of friendship dissolution were differences in sex, differences in the degree to which children were liked by other children, differences in physical aggression, and differences […]

Children’s Use of Social Media

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Children’s Use of Social Media Posts and online activities of the young often reflect attitudes and errors of judgment that are immature. Yet, these leave a public record that may prove difficult to escape. So what do we do about children’s use of social media? Similarly, children often don’t understand how their actions and information may be recorded and shared online, and so willingly tick boxes giving permission to do so. However, a new UK campaign […]

What happens when the Sibling Doesn’t Want the New Baby to come home?

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For most parents, breaking the news to their child that they are going to have a new baby sibling is a time of joy. And for some children, the idea that they will soon have a new baby sibling to play with fills them with excited anticipation. They love to wear their ‘I’m going to be a big brother/sister’ t-shirt with pride. by Jo Hartley But that’s not the case for everyone. Some children are […]