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Changing lives of families with young children

The Nuffield Foundation published their report on the changing lives of families with young children in November 2020.Key findings are that:• Most children still spend their early childhood (under five) in families with married parents, although the proportions have declined over time (61% in 2019 compared to 71% in 1996) • The proportion of famili...
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Perspective can be powerful

Perspective can be powerful. When we come across an idea or behaviour we don't agree with, our initial reaction can often be negative. However, these negative emotions fade away when we reflect on the situation and take time to consider it from a different perspective. But how can we use perspective to resolve conflict? There were five blindfolded ...
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Family Mediators Association - Tips for Christmas

These tips are mainly aimed at Christmas, but could apply equally to any holiday period.1. Remember the holidays are not all about you.Your children deserve their holidays/celebration even if you feel cheated out of yours. Even though you will miss them and may feel sad, encourage them to have a really good time with their other parent.2. Get into ...
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Separating couples: Tackling the tensions of still living together

We are living in strange and challenging times. Covid-19 has drastically changed our role and place within our family, at home and work. We have had to alter our habits and how we use our home and other spaces. Stress, conflict, uncertainty and feeling unsettled may be the consequences of such changes, which can, in turn, be the last straw for a ma...
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