The Parent Space

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  • Start date:    Tuesday 26th September 2017
  • 5 week group:    Three Tuesday evenings, three week break for half term, then the final two Tuesdays: 7.30pm - 9.45pm in Hampstead

Children's difficult questions

08/05/2014

Talking about difference with children

Talking about difference with children

We live in an increasingly diverse society and children will inevitably have contact with people from many different cultures, ethnicities and family compositions.  Parents play an important role in teaching children tolerance and appreciation of difference in order for them to flourish and succeed in their communities and the wider world as they grow up.

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09/04/2013

Talking with children about death

Talking with children about death

Children become aware of death, at some level, at a very young age.  They come across it in fairytales, on news reports, they see dead insects or animals and may hear adults discussing it quite regularly.

Most children will have their first personal experience of bereavement through the death of a pet or elderly relative and the following might be useful to think about when helping a child to understand and adjust:

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21/03/2013

Making things work after parental separation

Making things work after parental separation

Parenting can be hard at the best of times.  It is hard enough when the job is shared by two cohabiting parents, but when couples separate, whole new ways of managing, both practically and emotionally, often have to be found.

No matter how recently or long ago you separated, there are some golden rules for parents who share custody of their children that will help smooth the process and keep it as positive as possible for all concerned.

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