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  • Cervical Cancer risks: Tell your daughter

Cervical Cancer risks: Tell your daughter

Many health services, including the UK and Ireland’s, refuse women under the age of 25 the right to  a cervical smear test. A 24 year old woman, Heather Keating, who was showing signs of cervical cancer was recently told to come back when she was 25 by her GP in

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  • Our kids might never know a David Bowie

Our kids might never know a David Bowie

My poor son. It was his 14th birthday on Monday, and as I served him these bad boy pancakes for his birthday, I was also weeping as the radio news announced that David Bowie had died of cancer. Apart from one or two tracks that I love, and Bowie’s little known

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“Your relationship with your kid is worth more than grades”

Four things to remember about your kid’s exam results With exam results hitting teenage eyeballs just now, what can you as a parent do to limit the pain or keep any smugness in check? We asked around on Facebook and to Parenting expert Elizabeth O’Shea. Elizabeth’s advice was: “Your relationship

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Got a messy teenager? Share your messy room photos!

Got a messy teenager? Share your messy room photos!

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  • Letter to my 13 year old self

Letter to my 13 year old self

Recently I have been thinking what would I tell my 13 yr old self? Working on my current project Rocking Ur Teens, made be think about how things are different for teenagers versus 25 years ago when I was 13. Looking back at 13, I really wanted to be cool.

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  • Should I get my kid a card? Valentine’s Day and how to get your kid through

Should I get my kid a card? Valentine’s Day and how to get your kid through

Parenting wisdom for Valentine’s Day 1) Thinking of getting your kid a Valentine’s card just in case? Resist! Resist! Resist!  If they find out, they’ll throw furniture across the room or sulk for a week 2) Show them that you care in a different way 3) Start by sharing your

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What do you say to somebody whose kid has been diagnosed with cancer?

This post isn’t just a reflective piece about what happened when my young daughter was diagnosed with cancer, but if you ever find yourself in that awful situation when a friend’s child is diagnosed with cancer, or some other life threatening illness, it may be of some help. Actually much of

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The middle classes’ best kept secret

My Dad was asking the other day why our son was staying on for A Levels. He wondered if a 17 year old should be getting a job given the high rates of graduate unemployment. Good question. So I told him about the shocking truth I discovered when I went

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My Son had Malignant Melanoma

I wanted to write a blog to raise awareness on my sons condition, he is just 16 and had a mole that went horribly wrong, when I say that, I mean he picked it!!!! By the time he had it removed it had turned into metastatic malignant melanoma (it means

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Eating Disorder Awareness Week 11-17 February 2013

I would love to hear from anyone about how this week could be used to raise awareness. Does your school /youth group etc know about it ? Would you like to help advertise this fact. If you are a parent or a teenager who has had experience of eating disorders

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