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My son left me a note saying he worries a lot…

My son left me a note saying he worries a lot…

I recently found a note that my nine-year-old son wrote. In it he said that he worries a lot. When I asked him what it is that he worries about, he said he worries that either my husband or I won't be there to collect him from after-school care. We have always...

Will my son be disadvantaged by being an only child?

Will my son be disadvantaged by being an only child?

My son is turning four this Christmas and myself and my husband are considering having another child. In many ways we are a very content family, and having a new baby will potentially disrupt that! But I worry that my son will miss out by not having a sibling. Do you...

My 12-year-old hates how she looks

My 12-year-old hates how she looks

My 12-year-old daughter is a bright child but lacks confidence in herself and in her appearance. She thinks she is ugly. She hates her freckles. She hates the fact she has thin arms and thin legs. She hates the fact that she has hairy arms. The list is never ending...