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

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In my article Single Parenting: coping as a non-resident parent, we discussed coping from the perspective of the emotional, physical and personal challenges...

Single parenting: coping as a non-resident parent

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You need patience plus a good understanding of the emotions and thoughts your newly acquired step-child is experiencing in order to become...

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The goal of finding work-life balance has been the subject of much community discussion. Despite this, many families are continuing to find...

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These days when so many parents are involved in multiple roles, achieving a balance between work and family can be very difficult...

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One of the aspects of development on most parents' minds is growth. Is my baby growing at the correct rate? Is she...

Food Allergies – Does Your Child Have Any?

Food allergies aren't as common as you might think, but food intolerances can come and go. Here's how to sort out the...

Nutrition and your child’s development

In the beginning The old adage states that we are what we eat. It's certainly true that everything in...

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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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