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Top 5 things you need to know to survive as a working parent 07/08/2014 06:27

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Is Television making you Unhappy? 5 Steps for getting it under control 20/01/2014 10:04



“If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace.”  John Lennon


On average as a nation, we …

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Is Facebook Reducing your Wellbeing? 22/10/2013 09:54
Facebook lowers life Satisfaction
According to a recent study Facebook can make us feel worse about ourselves and our lives.  Facebook is widely regarding as a way of keeping in touch with our friends and family and allowing us to stay well connected.  The stu…
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Is your child suffering from 'almost Anorexia'? 21/04/2013 11:45

“We turn skeletons into goddesses and look to them as if they might teach us how not to need.” – Marya Hornbacher.

It’s no secret that the media makes women who are genuinely underweight se…

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The Little Gamer- Video Games & Violence 13/01/2013 13:22

“So, if falling crime rates coincide with the rise of violent video games and increasing violence on TV and at the cinema, should we conclude that media violence is causing the drop in crime rates?” – Hugh Mackay


There has always been …

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How to Avoid the Family Feuds this Christmas 17/12/2012 04:12

“I think there must be something wrong with me. Christmas is coming, but I’m not happy. I don’t feel the way I’m supposed to feel.” – Charlie Brown – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl

There can be a lot of social pressure at…

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6 Steps to Improving your Child's Behaviour 07/11/2012 09:01

A client of mine, Liz came to see me about ways of dealing with her 12 year old son and 15 year old daughter whose behaviour had got so out of her control, the family home had become a virtual warzone with constant petty arguments. She felt like the mediator of the family, trying to keep a lid on it all, though at the same t…

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Eating Disorders and your Teenager 29/10/2012 16:24

“I am angry that I starved my brain and that I sat shivering in my bed at night instead of dancing or reading poetry or eating ice cream or kissing a boy...”  Laurie Halse Anderson.


Eating disorders are on the rise. According to the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), the rate of hospital admissions for the treatment of eating disorders has increased by 16% over the last year. These include;

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The Reality of Virtual Stress 27/05/2012 15:43

Life is getting as fast pace as our cars.  We are expected to maintain a juggling act and keep all the balls in the air to work hard, play hard and still have time to see our friends and family. Also don’t forget keeping up with our virtual ‘friends’, one in ten admit to feeling anxious about maintaining Facebook relationships, and those with more than 117 online friends are more likely to suffer from a phobia about keeping up with their group*. Keeping up with the J…

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Building Body Confidence 10/05/2012 14:11

"Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Confidence is very individual and means different things to each of us. Many people believe that they will finally feel body confident when they lose enough weight, get in shape, or get that perfect haircut or piece of clothing. While it is true that all of these thin…

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