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Mobile phones and your child

When we speak about keeping your child safe it’s usually followed by online.  But, keeping them safe covers far more than just online safety, particularly when it comes to smart phones. WhatsApp WhatsApp can seem like a great and free way for your child to communicate with their [...]Read more

Counting down to 2019 GCSEs

Is your child watching the mounting panic in school as the year above gets ready for their GCSE exams?  It may be more than a year before it becomes their reality, but there’s nothing like starting early to make GCSEs less scary. As a parent you want your kids to do well in their [...]Read more

Tablet use

Tablets are pretty much a standard part of parenting life. Nearly every mummy blog will mention the electronic babysitting devices; they’re a permanent fixture on many restaurant tables and can be an endless battle at home. So how much screen time is too much and how do you make [...]Read more

Next stop GCSEs!

If your child is taking GCSEs this year, the panic is likely to be taking hold.  Let’s be honest – even the most diligent of students get nerves at the thought of taking these critical exams. With the Easter holidays the last stop before the exams it’s a great time to sit down [...]Read more

“Who’s your friend?”

In primary school, getting to know your child’s friends and their parents is easy. Most children will stay with their class the whole way through and you’ll form friendships with the mums in the playground, on school trips and through the endless birthday parties and school [...]Read more

Easter baking

Easter is a great time to get the kids in the kitchen and bake some tasty treats to last through the holidays and to create gifts for friends and relatives over the Easter period. Nest cakes An oldie but a goodie. Nest cakes are super simple to make even for little hands. You’ll [...]Read more

Great meals that keep you warm – and healthy

When it’s cold outside it can be hard to keep things healthy.  Let’s face it, a cold salad on a wet and cold day isn’t that appealing to frozen little fingers just in from school.  But there are ways to make sure the kids still get their veggie and fruit fix in snack and meal [...]Read more

Keeping Facebook safe for parents

As parents we’re constantly being told we need to monitor our children’s movements online, their social channels, who they’re talking to and to watch for bullying.  But, as parents, there’s no one doing the same for us? How do we know what we shouldn’t be doing online?  We’ve put [...]Read more

Half-term cheap breaks

Holidays are expensive in the summer, but the half-term break can offer cheaper options than the main school holidays.  As long as you’re prepared for the weather, you can still have a great break at a fraction of the cost. Do your research If you want to take the kids to a theme [...]Read more

Teach your teen sensible snacking

It’s safe to say that almost anything we buy ready-made contains sugar.  It can feel like an uphill struggle trying to limit sugar in both our and our kids’ diets, especially with the great British sweet-tooth. The trend for dessert bars as a ‘healthy’ alternative to chocolate [...]Read more

The carrot and the stick

Every child needs to know their boundaries – and each child is different – what works for one child may not work for others.  Some children only need asking once, others have to be nagged into submission! The child psychologists recommend that you focus on the positive so that [...]Read more
 

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