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Stress and the holidays – managing expectations and family dynamics

April 20th, 2024

Navigating the school holidays: managing expectations and family dynamics For many children, the countdown to the summer holidays is already on – six weeks away from the classroom, no more exams, no more trigonometry, and a whole month and a half of fun and endless possibilities. However, although the school holidays are often portrayed as…

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The stresses of summer holidays as a parent – the effects on your relationship

August 9th, 2023

Summer holidays and parent stress go hand in hand for so many. On social media and on the television, the summer holidays are portrayed as a period in which time appears to be plentiful – six weeks filled with sunshine, days out, holidays abroad, relaxed parents and children who always seem to be smiling.  These…

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The stresses of summer holidays as a parent – the effects on a healthy work/life balance

August 3rd, 2023

Working parents can find it harder than most during school holidays The summer holidays bring joy, sunshine, and a well-deserved break for children. But for working parents, it can present unique challenges that are often more stressful than people perceive.  In the fast-paced, modern world that we live in, balancing the demands of work and family…

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The stresses of summer holidays as a parent – the effects on you and parent anxiety

July 28th, 2023

The stresses of summer holidays as a parent – the effects on you and parent anxiety As a child, the summer holidays were that golden, long-awaited time of year – six weeks full of endless possibilities, sunshine and fun. However, when you become a parent of school-age children, this time of year can bring its…

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