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Opinion: Is it OK to teach a child how to use a firearm (safely)?

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Single parenting: coping as a non-resident parent

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Opinion: Is it OK to teach a child how to use a firearm (safely)?

What is a no doubt contentious issue – we’ve had a letter in from a reader asking for our opinion on whether...

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There are a whole heap of studies that place moving house among the most stressful events in life. One recent survey even places...

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