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Groundhog Day

When every day is like Groundhog Day

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Do you feel like every day is like Groundhog Day? I do sometimes. I get out of bed of and just go through the motions. Its the same thing every day: I make breakfast, pack lunches, find lost school shirts, tidy up, wash clothes, cook, clean, work, drink tea, help…

talking to kids about poverty

Talking to my child about poverty

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One morning I turned the news on TV to find a segment about poverty in the Philippines. I watched even if though I about already knew it. But as it turned out, I didn’t know things had gotten even worse. The segment showed families going through rubbish, looking for food….

how to survive a crappy family holiday

How to survive a crappy family holiday

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Are you envious of those picture perfect holiday Instagram posts of families on holiday? You wish your family were the same. You want your family to have that same happiness-frozen-on-Instagram moment. But what you don’t see in those family holiday Instagram shots are the hundreds of other imperfect shots filling…

my child is being bullied

Ask Her: Help – My child is being bullied

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In our latest Ask Her column, clinical psychologist Dr Lissa Johnson – who specialises in therapy, treatment, and counselling for individuals, couples and families – talks to us about bullying at school: Q: I have a feeling my child is being bullied at school but I don’t know how to open…