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Member Advice on Communicating with your Child

(+) can open up communication, spare awkwardness (-) can cause awkwardness, not direct (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2001)

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17 reviews

Member advice on Caring

(+) Caring, closeness, rewarding (-) Hugely frustrating, disappointing, shattering (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2002)

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8 reviews

Are you ready to move in with him?

(+) You get to be with the one you love (-) You could realise that you are not meant for each other (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2004)

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Member Advice on Being a Step Parent

(+) Can Be Very Rewarding, You Can Get Lots More Love, You Can Help The Children Grow (-) Can Be Very Hard Work, The Children Can Be Resentful, Ex-Partners Can Make Life Difficult (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2000)

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Members Advice on Buying Toys

(+) Buying the right bike makes it a less frequent event (-) It only starts with buying the bike - what about knowing how to ride it? (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2001)

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13 reviews

member advice on toilet training

(+) Saves money on nappies, gives your child independance. (-) Can be stressful and time consuming. (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2002)

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11 reviews

Member Advice on Being a Good Mum

(+) Being a mum is the biggest responsibility any woman can have! (-) So many woman are not taking it serious enough! (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2002)

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16 reviews

Member Advice on Dating

(+) It's a fun and interesting way to spend an evening! (-) It may lead to dissapointment and a severe sense of uneasiness! (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2002)

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23 reviews

Member Advice on Difficult Behaviour in Children

(+) Sometimes I cant think of any!!!!! (-) very hard work...your life will never be normal again (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2004)

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7 reviews

Member Advice on Living with an autistic child

(+) A very loving child (-) Social problems, very difficult to live with, the list goes on.... (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2002)

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6 reviews

How loneliness can affect your life

(+) may help somone. (-) A general view. (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2004)

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7 reviews

Member Advice on Being a Good Dad

(+) Watching them grow and mature. (-) Watching as they get hurt. (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2002)

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8 reviews

Should one parent stay at home full-time?

(+) see review (-) see review (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2002)

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12 reviews

Member Advice on Vaccination

(+) Saves lives. Lots of them (-) A lot of largely ill-informed hysteria (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2001)

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14 reviews

Member Advice on Respect

(+) MY 200th Review. (-) MY 200th Review. (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2001)

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18 reviews

Living with Alcoholism

(+) N/A (-) Lack of support, ungrounded opposition to solutions (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2004)

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8 reviews
Member Advice on Relationships & Family - Member Advice on Coping With Being Cheated On

Member Advice on Coping With Being Cheated On

(+) Can maybe make you realise your relationship needs working on (-) Hundreds, absolutely hundreds. (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2009)

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Finding out your child is Gay

(+) A much closer relationship (-) none (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2007)

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2 reviews

Member Advice on Open Relationships

(+) You may laugh (-) You may eat ice cream (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2003)

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6 reviews

Member Advice on Baby Walkers

(+) An extra form of entertainment for baby. (-) Can be dangerous. (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2000)

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11 reviews

Member Advice on Single Parents

(+) N/A (-) N/A (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2001)

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22 reviews

Member Advice on Vasectomy

(+) No more children (-) It is just a small prick but it hurts (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2001)

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12 reviews

Member Advice on Long Distance Relationships

(On Ciao since: 01/2005)

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7 reviews

Member Advice on Antenatal Classes

(+) Plenty of opportunity to discuss hopes & fears (-) May have to pay a fee (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2000)

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6 reviews

Members Advice on Seniors Relationships

(+) Trips down memory lane, getting to help them (-) Difficult to watch them grow old (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2006)

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2 reviews

Member advice on Family Feuds

(+) Standing on your own to feet (-) A lot of heart ache (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2007)

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2 reviews

Member Advice on Teen Suicide

(+) I can't think of any (-) Depression, ruins your life if you let it. (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2003)

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10 reviews

Member Advice on Attracting Women

(+) sex, love, marriage, friendship (-) black widow after effects, stds, slahed tyres (just kidding) (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2002)

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5 reviews

Member Advice on Philandering

(+) Fun and sex if thats what you want, and are unhappy. (-) Loss of partner, home, security, respect, other peoples lives destroyed. (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2003)

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9 reviews

Member Advice on Discipline

(+) Doesn't have any (-) spanking doesn't work because it sends the wrong message (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2001)

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22 reviews

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Writing letters

Advantages: can open up communication, spare awkwardness
Disadvantages: can cause awkwardness, not direct

I've always prided myself on being able to talk to my mother about nearly anything. Even now, as I'm about to go off to college as an almost 19 year old, I still talk to her constantly - at night, in the car, at the table, wherever. I'm very grateful t ...

mystikchick17 26.07.2004 ˇ Read full review
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Holly And Jessica

Advantages: It Can Save Their Life
Disadvantages: It's Hard To Get It Right

***** update due to recent information***** The following is a tribute to the strength and courage shown by Holly and Jessica's family. Hopefully it will open up questions on how we talk to our children about the dangers of the outside world. I w ...

criple 14.08.2002 ˇ Read full review
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Talk to them while you have the chance

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Disadvantages: see text

There are many forms of communication with children, this opinion is just about one of them, attempting to prepare your child/ren for the big bad world. There are so many dangers out there and our children have to be made aware of them, talk to them now b ...

Cheekychicken 24.12.2001 ˇ Read full review
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I hope I don't do too bad

Advantages: talking and listening
Disadvantages: might find out too much

Communicating with your child gets harder as they get older. I have 2 girls of different ages the eldest is 12 and in the first year of high school. The youngest is 4 and will start school in September; she is the easiest to communicate with. Although she ...

rojm 01.07.2011 ˇ Read full review
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Getting rid of prejudice and discrimination

Advantages: May help children appreciate that their point of view is not the only one
Disadvantages: No right or wrong answers, each child reacts differently

I have been inspired to write my thoughts on this subject by an op in the same category by pagan, who wrote about how you would attempt to explain to children what had been happening in America with the terrorist bombings. As someone who left teaching ...

peppermint 08.10.2001 ˇ Read full review
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