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Who gets to decide when a 14-year-old wants to change gender? The child, the hospital, the battling parents?

In many ways, Max is a typical 14-year-old. He eschews soft music in favour of rock and heavy metal, likes to wear hoodies, giggles when he’s nervous and has a flair for drawing animals. He can be opinionated and sarcastic one moment, shy and withdrawn the next. His insecurities, however, run deeper than run-of-the-mill teenaged… Read More »

'I was a size 18 when I was a child. And I got bigger again' – Dublin woman 'ecstatic' after losing four stone

Vanessa Veldman Vanessa Veldman ‘I was a size 18 when I was a child. And I got bigger again’ – Dublin woman ‘ecstatic’ after losing four stone Independent.ie Dubliner Vanessa Veldman joined Weight Watchers at a starting weight of 14st 3lbs and is now 10st 3lbs. Here, she reveals how she lost four stone. https://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/i-was-a-size-18-when-i-was-a-child-and-i-got-bigger-again-dublin-woman-ecstatic-after-losing-four-stone-37677618.html… Read More »

Helping a child with obsessive-compulsive disorder

If your child has obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), you know that this condition affects not only your child but also your entire family. The guidance that follows can help parents gain a better understanding of OCD, learn helpful strategies to support their children, and ease distress all around. What is obsessive-compulsive disorder? OCD typically includes uncontrollable,… Read More »