I cant fight anorexia any more. Ive tried so hard

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Pip McManus died three years after becoming ill with an eating disorder. Her parents explain how medical care failed their daughter Marie McManus wants to show me the final photograph taken of her daughter Pip. It was 9 December 2015, and the 15-year-old is standing on the platform of a railway station five minutes walk […]

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I fear skunk has claimed our son but his siblings come to the rescue

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He leaves the house without telling me where hes going and stays out all night, but his elder siblings are being vigilant Our house is filled with tattooed and pierced twentysomethings. Guitars are propped against walls. There is loud piano-playing. But none of the children is living the rocknroll lifestyle. Megan is teetotal, preferring herbal […]

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Is our smartphone addiction damaging our children? | Rowan Davies

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Research has found a link between technoference and poor child behaviour. The need for light relief is very human, but perhaps we can find a happier balance A technology-based interruptions in parentchild interactions a phenomenon known as technoference, which Im fairly sure was a club night in Stockwell in the 1990s could be associated with […]

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How Alzheimers took my brilliant dad, Lord Goodhart, in increments

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Benjie Goodharts dad, the Lib Dem peer Lord Goodhart, was a fervent European who cherished his American roots. But as the world hed fought for turned to dust, he was oblivious hit by Alzheimers, content to sit in the garden and count planes There cant be many people who realise their dad has Alzheimers from […]

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Forget hookup culture. The ‘talk’ your kids need is about relationships | Rachel Hills

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Its not that hookup culture doesnt shape millennials expectations when it comes to sex. But those concerns are as likely to be emotional as practical When I was 11 years old, copies of the now defunct Australian teen magazine Dollystarted mysteriously showing up in my familys living room. At the time, I thought my mother […]

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Postnatal depression I felt disembodied for so long but suddenly I was back in my own body

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Jessica Friedmann talks to Viv Groskop about the terrifying years she experienced after the birth of her son Jessica Friedmann thought she was managing well after the birth of her son. Then suddenly her thoughts took a dark turn. I had to come back into hospital two weeks later for a checkup and I realised […]

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