How to cope with being a single parent

Dec 27 2014
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“I feel exhausted trying to juggle being a single parent and working at the same time. I don’t feel I am doing well at either.” 

Does this sound familiar? Being a single working parent can be very demanding.  The transition from being part of a team managing your time equally, to coping alone can often seem impossible.

Being a single parent means that you have to juggle so much more and for some this means less time spent with the children in order to work or provide. With this inevitably comes the feeling of guilt. That as a result, some parents cannot be there for their children as much as their children would like, and the stresses and strains of working life can make things very difficult at home.

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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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