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A Very Modern Family: Stories and guidance to nurture your relationships

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Before they had children, Carrie and David Grant had a lovely — and hopelessly naïve — idea of what family life would look like. Ryan Gosling shrugs off Barbie Oscars drama with loving kiss from daughter and support from wife Eva Mendes. Other mums have lost their lives in these situations, and I have three other children I also need to parent.

Emmerdale star Richard Howard dies aged 79 after a 'short illness' as his agents pay tribute to the actor. The couple have four children with special educational needs and their book, A Very Modern Family, discusses the mental health challenges they have faced.

She was a secretary but also did weekend waitressing and piecework that companies sent her to do at home.

Two teenage boys stabbed to death in Bristol 'were in the wrong place at the wrong time': Horrified locals. Join them as they share the challenges and discoveries of growing and shapeshifting to create an incredible, diverse family and community.They know only too well that some will read this interview and ask how much their parenting style has contributed to their challenges. The couple are rightly proud of the home they worked so hard to create — warm, welcoming and open to everyone. A variety of parenting experiences are shared, and topics relevant to their family and many others are discussed - including SEND, neurodiversity, race, gender and adoption. Excellent on de-escalation- and how and why it can be misinterpreted as 'giving in to bad behaviour' when really, it's just trying to contain the situation/get through the turmoil unscathed- and then trying to learn from it AFTERWARDS when everyone is more receptive. I also particularly enjoyed learning about David and Carrie's own personal stories, and that of Carrie's father.

They have watched their 'deliciously wonderful, creative, quirky' children struggle with anxiety, depression, self-harm and eating issues. There are those who are desperately clinging to the old and those who are desperate for the new to be accepted. Some really good stuff in this book- when it's explained properly and applied to their real life examples- eg Non Violent Resistance.

They have four children, one of whom is adopted, and all have come with a curveball: mental health challenges, neurodivergence, trans non-binary identities, various sexualities, and they are a mixed-race family, too.

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