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The new 50 - single with a 5 year old

By guest blogger, Andrea Frankenthal, Producer/Director, Whether to be young parents or to delay having children till later, each has its own benefits. Indeed there are good reasons for choosing not to have kids at all. A 2019 YouGov survey showed half of Britons in the 35-44 age group who weren’t already parents said they […]

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What are the signs that a traditional school may not be right for your teenager?

Could school closures have helped your child escape a school bully? Find out how to spot the signs that your child is happier at home.

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I'm not your GBF - my coming out experience

By guest blogger, 17 year old Joseph Lyons As I grew older I started to realise that I wasn't like the other people in my year.  I couldn't figure out if it was because I was taller than everyone else or if I had freckles. One day at school I saw someone mocking the way […]

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Coronavirus and Child Contact Arrangements Guidance

Sir Andrew McFarlane, who is in charge of family courts in England and Wales, gave this and other guidance to parents in April 2020 due to the increase level of disputes concerning contact arrangements for children during the current Covid-19 crisis. He urges people to focus on the child’s welfare and to try and ensure […]

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Child Contact Arrangements – the help of the court

Going to court can be a minefield for most. Family lawyer, Shahzea Tahir explains a bit about how the courts can help, if necessary.

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Life after lock-down, for the older generation

Those of you of my generation may remember the words of this song, written by Cole Porter and sung by the Beverley sisters. It keeps rewinding in my head as we approach the second phase of the government’s plan for dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Yesterday, many of us in the UK, watched a tired […]

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KATIE'S BLOG: A case of the blues

I sighed deeply, dragged myself out of bed, willing my brain to stay positive; after all we had been treated to 2 glorious weeks of April sunshine, very unexpected and most welcome during this difficult time for everyone, so what's one day of rain?. Atleast i won't have to water the plants. But after forcing […]

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KATIE'S BLOG: The ebb & flow of lockdown

It's been 4 weeks since the UK went into lock down and i've noticed a significant, but gradual change in our families mindset and daily activities recently. When i first started blogging about this pandemic and the impending lockdown, my initial feelings were those of shock, fear, and panic which took us fairly swiftly into […]

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