Mums & Tots: How to help children when a loved one dies

It’s an inevitable part of life that at some point we will lose people we love. It’s hard enough for us as adults to process someone dying. Grief for children can be both similar and different from adults. I reached out to some parent bloggers for their advice. Whether your family has lost someone recently…

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How families can lovingly cope with dementia

Dementia affects so many people directly and through their parents, relatives, colleagues and friends. It can be a heart-breaking condition and yet there are very simple things we can do to help. You can make a difference by signing up to become a Dementia Friend. Public Health England and the Alzheimer’s Society joined forces last…

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Guest post: Love by chequebook

Annie Murchie knows the real secret to making a child happy and it’s not with expensive gifts… I have to declare from the start that I am known in the family as silly granny. I shall never know which daughter- or son-in-law christened me thus but I will readily admit to be lacking in most areas…

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Guest post: When I think about grandparents I think about…

“…my late grandmother – who used to phone me regularly at 11pm on a Sunday evening (waking me up every time) to ask why I was in and not out finding myself a husband. “She would just be back from some do or other, fresh as a daisy in her high heels and I’d be…

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