Is It Ever OK To Smack A Child?

After Martin Freeman admitted he has done it, parents are now debating whether corporal punishment is ever a necessary form of discipline. The actor Martin Freeman has admitted to smacking his children when they were young, saying that sometimes it’s just too...

Feel the chill and not the overwhelm

Oh to feel chilled and not anxious, exhausted and overwhelmed. When the nights draw in and we turn our attention to the festive season feelings are mixed. We all wish for a relaxing end of the year when family and friends gather together and there is goodwill for all....

Can a relationship ever be ‘happily ever after’?

The couple walks in, sits down heavily and says we fight too much. We have all bought into the notion that if we love each other there will only be harmony and contentment. If only. We know that we have to work at our relationships. Anyone who has a successful...

Divorce is a family affair!

When our children are hurting, so do we as parents, doubly so when we feel it is somehow our fault. Divorce brings up a range of differing emotions that can be challenging for us and for children of divorced parents. Over half of families going through a divorce have...