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Autism and parenting. School holiday blues? Not for me!

I have to admit, I did dread the school holidays because of those long days with no structured activities. Sometimes I took him to holiday therapy sessions for autistic kids, and then there was his anxiety about going somewhere new and meeting new kids and my worry about how to cover the bills.

Birth story: Unprepared for Baby Buzz

I pushed more and his head crowned. I had been warned about the ring of fire, but oh. my. god. the ring of fire! I paused as the midwife instructed - 'let it stretch' - then out everything I had into my one last push. The head was free! I had done it!

Cyber-bullying … what can parents do?

Cyber-bullying is bullying that is carried out via the internet or mobile phone technology. Cyber-bulling can take the form of: insulting or threatening text messages, publishing embarrassing or private information online and creating hate sites or online campaigns of exclusion.

Can sex make him do the vacuuming?

Women need to feel loved and supported in order to want sex. Men often need sex to feel loved and supported. Lack of help around the house is often cited as a major reason women don’t want sex. They don’t feel supported and sex just feels like one more chore.