Separation

What to Do About Your Clingy Child – Parents Article

A parent shares that she is frustrated and exhausted by her son’s clingy behavior. She describes a typical evening arriving home from work to find her boy waiting by the door, insisting she drop everything to sit down and play with him. If she tries to use the restroom, put some things away or eat dinner, this often causes a tantrum with her son pulling at her hands or clothing to go back and play. This parent says both she…

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PODCAST: If Anyone Cares – The Art of Letting Go ⋆ Dreams of My Own – Single Mum, Parents Article

Recently, I was invited as a guest on one of the most popular and most listened podcast show with my girl, Jandeltha Rae of If Anyone Cares. Speaking on my faith, re-marrying my ex-husband, what’s next with Dreams of My Own and some good ol’ fashioned girl talk! ‘If Anyone Cares’ is a bi-weekly podcast that addresses controversial topics with a HILARIOUS twist. No topic is off limits: Race, Sex, Relationships, Social Issues and more is all fair game! Catch…

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How to survive Christmas without your child – Single Mum, Parents Article

Christmases were the same for me every year as a child.  I don’t mean that in a bad way, in fact I mean it in a very good way.  Our Christmas traditions involved: an annual pantomime; leaving a mince pie, some whiskey and a carrot out for Santa and his reindeer; stockings at the end of the bed; piles of presents for each of us scattered around the living room and then a further pile of presents known as ‘tree…

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In memory of dad – What did he do that you’ll always remember? – Single Dad, Parents Article

What were the special moments dads made with us? Research says that dads react with kids differently from mums. Mums usually nurture in their familiar way. When we reflect in the memory of dad, we realise he played dozens of different games. Dr Peter West explores more. It starts with “Peek a boo, where’s Dad? Here I am!” We tickle, we chuck balls, we play hide and seek. Watch dads at a café play with kids in their care. Of…

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Involved dads reduce childhood obesity by 33% – Single Dad, Parents Article

Dads matter. You know it, I know it and – increasingly – science proves it. The latest study to show that hands-on fathering reaps rich rewards for our children comes in the arena of childhood obesity. As you probably know, childhood obesity is reaching epidemic levels. Professor Russell Viner of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has claimed that “We are entering a state of emergency” when it comes to childhood obesity, citing statistics which show that 22% of…

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How to talk to children about terrorism – Single Dad, Parents Article

I’ve been dreading some difficult conversations with my son from pretty much the first moment I set eyes upon him. The ‘birds and the bees’ chat, the ‘how to tackle bullies at school’ advice, the ‘sorry I’ve just discovered our beloved pet has karked it on the kitchen floor.’ One conversation I never expected to have has been about terrorist atrocities and my child’s chances of being affected by them. In this guide, we’re going to cover: Opening up a conversation…

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The Life Of Single Dads – obstacles, work, law, dating – Single Dad, Parents Article

The life of single dads today is more complex than it ever has been before. Some of you reading this might not have even imagined the existence of such fathers 30 years ago, and the concept might still be alien to some. The fact of the matter is that many single fathers have always existed, but simply haven’t been focussed on with the sort of depth and exposure that single mothers receive. In this guide we talk about: Single Dads & Obstacles Single Dads & Work…

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Nappy Changing Dads – Will Society Celebrate Progression? – Single Dad, Parents Article

Once upon a time, in what seems like a parallel universe, fathers were never expected to change nappies (diapers). In a strange and crazy period it was seen as a ‘woman’s’ role. Fast forward to the 21st century and there are nappy changing dads taking on more duties than you could possibly imagine. “While daytime nappy changes are largely the responsibility of the mother, likely due to mums spending the daytime caring for their child whilst on maternity leave, Britain’s dads…

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How to raise happier boys – Single Dad, Parents Article

Is raising a son harder than raising a daughter? Can we raise happier boys? Dr Peter West explores. Imagine the scenario – Dad’s sitting down after a hard day. His daughter appears. “Daddy -can I ask you something?” “I want  to go to Mary’s place for a sleepover… (sniff)  but Mummy says I can’t ….and that’s not fair….” “All right darling. I’ll talk to Mummy. Please…don’t cry…please..” Daddy might as well give up. God (or Nature, if you like) gives…

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