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Half your kingdom: dealing with the financial stress of a late-in-life divorce

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Mature couple separating, cannot reconcile differences

Financially, we tend to be in the best shape of our lives in our fifties, after decades of wealth accumulation and before we start drawing on savings. Furniture bought and paid for, mortgages are paid down or paid off, the kids are managing on their own, and retirement is within sight.  Suddenly, divorce becomes an unforeseen reality and our apparent kingdom has to be chopped in half. Now what?

The key to staying financially afloat and less stressed about money really depends on your attitude. If you see your life as a ham on the chopping block, …

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Living with the effects of divorce

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Living with divorceDivorce can be one of life’s most stressful experiences.

Separating from a partner who you hoped would be your life partner inevitably causes pain, and can leave you feeling overwhelmed, particularly when trying to minimize the effects of divorce on your children.

Understanding the emotional and physical stress that comes with divorce can be a useful first step in managing the experience.

Learning how to deal with the situation means learning how to care for ourselves to get through it.

The first step towards managing stress is to acknowledge it.

Recognize your feelings. It’s normal to feel lonely, frustrated or even hopeless. It is understandable to miss the emotional connections, support, or financial stability that we had or hoped we …

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How to find a tutor

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How to find a tutorAt this point in the school year, teachers and parents will have identified any emerging academic issues and ongoing learning difficulties. If you have a concern and are worried your child is falling too far behind, now would be a good time to consider a tutor.

Tutors can help children in a wide variety of areas from special needs and remedial help to advancement coaching for gifted children.

How to find a tutor

Once you have identified your child’s needs, you may want to review several of the available options.

Private tutors

These are usually teachers or graduate students who work one-on-one with your child at a pre-determined location.

Commercial agency tutors

These may be teachers, university students or …

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Helping kids develop effective study habits

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The right study habits can make learning easier, improve marks, and generally make school life (and home life) more pleasant.

Although it is never too late to begin, the very best time to help your child acquire good study habits is before he or she really needs them. A child who discovers the joy of learning early will never find schoolwork quite as tedious as the student who is forced into learning at home because the school demands it.

Introduce study habits at a young age

  • Before your child reaches the homework years, begin to set aside a quiet
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Eat well, learn well

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Eat well, learn wellWhether it’s your favourite time of year or your family’s got the back-to-school blues, planning well always gets you off to a good start – especially when it comes to food.

As you get your children ready to go back to school you may ask – Does eating well help children learn better at school? The answer is yes! By following a few simple tips, children will be eating their way to a love of learning, better test scores, improved attention in class and a more positive school experience.

Sound nutrition for developing minds

  1. Breakfast of champions – We’ve heard it before but it’s true, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially for children. Children learn better
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