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Family finances under pressure

Families on low incomes will see a reduction in their finances. The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) reports that the devaluing of sterling has resulted in higher than expected inflation and will hit low income families hardest.


Preparing for the next pregnancy

Parent support groups and parenting professionals rightly see themselves as helping people who already have children. That’s understandable . . . but not the whole story.


Teenage boy and girl

Young people: Exploring the importance of relationships and attachment

The Royal Society, George Street, Edinburgh

23 November 2016, 9.30am to 1pm

Just as in the early years, young people need secure attachments and supportive relationships to flourish.

This Parenting across Scotland (PAS) and the Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution (SCCR) seminar will explore how these compassionate connections are crucial for the health, happiness and well being of all young people.

This seminar is free of charge. 


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