Family Life

How to help your child thrive

Helping your child thrive means fighting for them; it means bonding with them and encouraging trust, and it also means teaching them the right values right from the start. It can be difficult, but with these three pillars, your child will thrive no matter the obstacle.

Fight for Your Child

Not every child will be perfect, whole, and healthy. Birth defects occur; sometimes the brain is overactive. There are endless challenges that people face during childhood that they may or may not grow out of.

Claire Small

Claire Small



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couple love

How to show him, Real Love

Authored by
Posted: Wed, 05/20/2020 - 10:30am


There are countless ways through which you can show your man real love. Love can never have a meaning if it is not expressed well.

Buy Him an Elegant Bracelet

Among many ways of expressing love to your man, buying him gifts is one of the most wonderful moves. Since there are many gifts that you may choose, bracelets are just among them. A bracelet is not just a bracelet since several factors have to be considered.

Lawyer Donna Hart

Free webinar for those thinking of separating at this difficult time

Authored by The Family Law Co.
Posted: Fri, 05/15/2020 - 6:15pm

The Family Law Company offers support to those facing separation

After the success of a webinar offering guidance on co-parenting to separated parents during the Covid-19 pandemic, The Family Law Company is following up with another, designed to help anyone who is thinking of ending their relationship.

Specialist divorce and finance lawyer Donna Hart explains the thinking behind the ‘Facing Separation’ webinar. “There’s no doubt whatsoever that lockdown has put additional pressures on couples, particularly those with children.

YoungMinds publishes parent to parent mental health guide 

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 05/10/2020 - 11:48pm

YoungMinds, the UK’s leading children and young people’s mental health charity, has published a guide sharing advice from parents to other parents on how to support themselves and the young people in their care during the coronavirus pandemic. 

NSPCC launches UK-wide campaign to help children exposed to harm under the lockdown

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 05/04/2020 - 12:22pm

With growing concern for the safety of some children during the coronavirus crisis the NSPCC wants more people to know how to get advice and support and where to raise concerns about a child’s wellbeing.

The charity is launching a new TV and advertising campaign today (May 4) across the UK to promote its free and confidential helpline for adults.

The film, which will run on national television and across social media, depicts a helpline expert taking a call from someone concerned for the wellbeing of a neighbour’s child.

Families urged to check if their children are eligible for free school meals

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 04/28/2020 - 12:49pm

Families in Devon are being urged to check if their children are eligible for free school meals as the coronavirus crisis creates more hardship across the county.

Nationally applications for Universal Credit have gone up dramatically with initial estimates of an extra 10,000 claims in Devon in the last two weeks of March.

Now Devon County Council is appealing to hard-pressed families to make sure they do not miss out on free food for their children - even if they are not currently in school.

Make Your Mom's Birthday Special With These Gift Ideas

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Fri, 04/24/2020 - 8:16am

Moms are our best friends and often remain that one person we can run to when the world turns its back on us. Even though your mom thinks that you're in a bad place and you shouldn't get her anything for her birthday or even Mother's day, which is around the corner, you still want to remind her that she matters. You may also have another great person that's a mother figure, or maybe you're the mom! Every mom deserves a present, and this list should give you ideas that will help you make her day:

Award-winning children’s author brings story time online to help children during coronavirus lockdown

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 04/21/2020 - 12:11pm

An award-winning Exeter children’s author has become a virtual bedtime storyteller to help families cope with the coronavirus lockdown.

Dr Wendy O’Shea-Meddour has replaced her work in schools and libraries with story sessions filmed at her home for toddlers to nine-year-olds. Her books have already garnered recognition for helping adults support children through difficult experiences and have become even more relevant now.

Local Adoption Charity, Families for Children, recognised in the Parliamentary Review

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 04/16/2020 - 7:58pm

The Parliamentary Review, co-chaired by former ministers Lord Pickles and Lord Blunkett, publishes its latest, highly anticipated edition this spring. Featuring commentary from the prime minister and senior politicians alongside business and thought leaders across both the private and public sectors, The Review aims to share and promote best practice among executives and policymakers.

Protection and care of children remains as important as ever during COVID-19 outbreak

Protection and care of children remains as important as ever during COVID-19 outbreak

Authored by Reporters
Posted: Wed, 04/08/2020 - 4:53pm

A WESTCOUNTRY legal practice says during these uncertain times the protection and care of children remains as important as ever (April, 2020).

As of March 24, it was confirmed by the Government that children can move between separated parents during the current coronavirus restrictions.