Divorce Can Be A Positive Experience

Dec 05 2014
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Times have changed and the old fashioned view that a marriage will last forever has to fade. Britain has the highest divorce rate in Europe with 42% of first marriages ending in divorce. If we do achieve the fairy tale of happy ever after that is fast becoming the exception rather than the rule.

It is often said that divorce is the 2nd most traumatic experience after loss of a loved one. The divorce journey is a rollercoaster of emotions and a minefield of unknowns. Having been through my own divorce I am fully aware of how it can hit you like a freight train and leave you feeling overwhelmed and unable to move forward.

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First aid: Preventing Halloween horrors

Oct 21 2014
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Like it or not; Halloween has now become a major event and excitement in the UK. Our family have always had great fun and it is really special to dress up, go out in the dark and be rewarded by bucket loads of gooey sweets. However please be careful as Halloween is not without its dangers!

Trick or Treat should start with basic ground rules: if someone has a pumpkin and Halloween paraphernalia outside their house then it is fair game to knock on their door – if not please respect their privacy and leave them alone.

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Tiger Parenting? Extra curricular activities: How do you know when they are getting too much?

Oct 12 2014
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Mozart in the womb, Baby Einstein DVD’s for newborns and i-pad learning apps for toddlers.

From the moment the umbilical cord is cut, today’s parents feel trapped in a never-ending race to ensure their child is the brightest and the best.
Now a provocative new book, Taming the Tiger Parent gives parents the confidence to step away from the frenzy and shows them how to protect their children’s well-being in today’s hothouse atmosphere.

In an exclusive extract of my book on tiger parenting, here are tips to help parents decide which extracurricular activities should stay and which should go:

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