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During European Child Contact Centre Awareness Week, 22-28 April 2013, Centres throughout Scotland will be opening their doors to family support professionals, local politicians and potential volunteers.   The central concept of a Child Contact Centre is to offer a safe, friendly, neutral, child-centred environment for children to meet with their non-resident parent or other…

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European Child Contact Centre Awareness Week is being held from 22 April to 28 April this year. Child Contact Centre service providers throughout Scotland have various events planned for Awareness Week, including: • Open doors days • Media interviews (both local radio and newspaper) • Referrer information evenings Keep your eyes peeled for local events…

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Although the modern Mother’s Day was invented and trademarked in the early 20th century in the USA, celebrations of mothers and motherhood throughout the world have their roots in ancient festivals held to celebrate goddesses, fertility and the changing seasons. In ancient times, the celebration of motherhood focused on religion and the supernatural. Mother goddess…

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Christmas brings out the bah humbugs in some people. Valentine’s Day can get a similar response, with people saying: “It’s a waste of time!”, “I ignore it because it’s so commercialised” or “The only people who like Valentine’s Day are the florists and the card manufacturers and sellers.” But are they reasons to avoid Valentine’s,…

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Having been asked to contribute a piece on Valentine’s Day, my initial reaction was: “Oh no – not another commercially driven ‘celebration’!” So I did a quick and completely unscientific poll of male and female friends of different ages and stages. The results are in. No one over the age of 21 seems to take…

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This is a special guest post from Maggie Currie. Going through divorce often leaves you feeling that you have nobody to rely on, other than yourself. So take advantage of you and really look after yourself on this day. Turn the focus of your attention to you. Buy yourself something special, something you will really…

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It starts in our house with me asking hubby to go up the loft for the tree and decorations, usually about September to give him plenty of time to say he’ll do it at the weekend and then never do it. Then, the night of the tree going up, in my haphazard and non-creative fashion,…

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