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Try these 5 top techniques to help soothe anxious kids. They're good to help calm kids and calm adults too
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5 top techniques to help soothe anxious kids

Unfortunately there is no magic wand that we, as parents, can wave to take away our child’s anxiety. But there are things we can do to help our children manage their feelings and learn to cope when anxiety hits. 

You will always be my baby girl - a mother's letter to her grown up daughter before she leaves home
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You will always be my baby girl

Claire Henderson

No matter how big you grow, you’ll always be my baby girl. No matter how big you grow I’ll always have a place for you in my arms. No matter how tall you are I’ll always try to get to your level and listen.

mess up as parents - 12 parenting fails you'll almost definitely experience
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12 ways you’ll almost definitely mess up as a parent

There’s no such thing as a perfect parent and, if truth be told, everyone is bound to mess up as a parent and make mistakes along the way. Let’s just hope our kids forgive us somewhere down the line. In our defence – we REALLY didn’t mean it.

hand to hold - mum life - motherhood
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My favourite hand to hold

Sally Johnson

It was a haze of hospital beds, nurses and bleeping machines when suddenly you were here, with that first exhilarating cry. I reached out and you wrapped your tiny hand round my finger and held on tight.

talk to teenagers - secrets of communicating with teenagers
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Secrets to communicating with teenagers

We all know how hard it is to talk to teenagers when all you seem to get back is a grunt or a monosyllabic response to the most innocent questions, such as ‘How was school?’.