Fussy eaters: A worry for parents

Aside from the time and stress spent sourcing ingredients, cooking a nutritious meal and getting it to the table (or choosing a family friendly restaurant to satisfy everyone’s needs), fussy eating brings with it increased anxiety and frustration for parents. Mealtimes – which should be a pleasurable, enjoyable and convivial ...
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Christmas

Most parents are aware of how stressful the build up to Christmas can be, perhaps it’s timely to remind ourselves what drives the stress. Over time Christmas has come to be about family relationships, beginning with a phase of manic shopping to find the right present, which is hoped ...
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Halloween: Past and Present!

It’s that time of year again, Halloween or Oiche Shamhna is upon us, a celebration steeped in mystical folklore linking us back to what could be considered a more primitive time. On a practical note, for parents, Halloween bring us in touch with our very competitive nature, as we ...
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Life Imitating Art: Pan the movie

J.M.Barrie, the author of Peter Pan, personally knows something about being a lost boy; At the tender age of six, Barrie’s next eldest sibling, his 13 year-old brother, was killed in a tragic accident leaving his mother devastated and swallowed in grief. Trying his best to breathe life ...
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