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Emotionally Healthy Families Are Happy Families

Emotionally Healthy Families Are Happy Families

This Monday 20th March, people, organisations and governments around the world are marking International Day of Happiness - a day for everyone to promote happiness and kindness. Where better to start practicing this than within our own families?

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Dealing with change as an expectant or new parent

Dealing with change as an expectant or new parent

Parents going through pregnancy and looking after infants could be experiencing the most intensified period of change of their lives, and it’s important to be prepared and equipped with the right skills to cope with these changes.

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Removing the stigma from parenting classes

Removing the stigma from parenting classes

Parenting classes can get a lot of bad press. It’s not surprising therefore that a stigma exists, as historically some parenting classes using an expert model have tended to come across as judgemental and instructional, rather than exploratory, supportive and nurturing.

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Empathy – A Parent’s Ace Card

Empathy – A Parent’s Ace Card

“Empathy! Yes, I know what that is, I use it all the time!” However, do we really know what empathy is and how powerful it can be in our relationships with our children (and in fact in all our relationships)?

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