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    Five Ways To Improve Your Mental Wellbeing From The Comfort Of Your Home

    2020 has been a challenging year for many parents, with the complete change of routine throwing everything up in the air. As well as feeling uncertain about what is going on, you have also had to deal with questions from your children in a subject that is as new and unclear to you as it is to them. You’ve had to deal with a changing home schedule, homeschooling, and entertaining for days on end with little time for yourself. It’s important to remember to take care of your own mental wellbeing during this time, and you will find everything else that little bit easier when you do so. Here are…

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    Help Children Make Sense of their Feelings with the HappySelf Journal

    Mental health is being talked about such a lot at the moment. We are becoming better at talking about our own mental health and how to help others who may be suffering mental health issues. More and more is being done to help anyone with mental health problems but what do we as parents do about our child’s mental health when they are too little to explain to us properly how they are feeling? How do we help children make sense of their feelings? We worry, as most parents do, about our children and especially Mia and the way she deals with stressful situations and her emotions. We have a…

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    How Can We Help Our Daughters Grow Up To Be Strong and Free?

    Ever since before Mia was born, we knew that whatever kind of person our son or daughter would turn out to be, they would be strong and confident. Mario has always been extremely self-confident and although I was the complete opposite (and still am a bit!) I knew I would do everything I could to make our child confident and feel like they can be whoever and do whatever they want to in life. Mental health is a hot topic at the moment and as mental health issues become increasingly talked about, it is a really important topic to address. With 1 in 4 of us experiencing some form of…