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Things To Do This Summer

Things To Do This Summer

Summer is in full swing and children are free” from school. While this is a great time for children, it can be a difficult time for parents trying to occupy all that free time and ensure their children are kept somewhat entertained over the couple of months. Many children will attend Summer Camps. There is a huge range and diversity ... Read More »

Report Cards; He’s a really a lovely child, but…

Report Cards; He’s a really a lovely child, but…

He’s really a lovely child, but… It can be a strange experience—opening a report card for the first time and seeing your child judged in black and white. It can raise a whole range of emotions—perhaps pride that someone has noticed their passion for music, their kindness or their mastery of Zeb and Danny. Perhaps relief that the temper that ... Read More »

Cyber Safety

Cyber Safety

Technology has improved the quality of our lives in many ways.  It can be a valuable source of education, entertainment and connection.  We can easily find ourselves, however, spending too much time online and responding too readily to the ping of the phone rather than our immediate surroundings. Young people, the digital natives, have never known a time when technology ... Read More »

‘Tweenies’ – The Twilight Zone of Childhood

‘Tweenies’ – The Twilight Zone of Childhood

Childhood, for the large part, is divided into clear blocks, usually according to developmental milestones. We see our children develop from infancy, through toddlerhood, middle childhood and into adolescence. However, as middle childhood usually refers to that period from 6/7 to 10 years-old, there is a cohort that science seemingly forgot to name. They are what have become known as ... Read More »

Communicating and Connecting with your child

Communicating and Connecting with your child

The excitement and anxiety at the beginning of the school year has now eased, and most parents have settled in to a daily routine, even if it feels chaotic at times. The rush to get ready for school in the morning and the evening routine, with homework, after school activities, friends, lunches and dinner can feel overwhelming for both children ... Read More »

Top Tips for a Positive Bedtime Routine

Top Tips for a Positive Bedtime Routine

Establish a regular bedtime for your child that allows them to wake up rested and refreshed Start to wind down well in advance of bedtime and do activities that help to calm them down and relax them—put on some favourite music, read a book, watch a little television Give your child notice that bedtime is approaching-(‘You have ten more minutes ... Read More »

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Love Parenting Survey

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Parent’s Guide to Dyslexia

Parent’s Guide to Dyslexia

Dyslexia can be a very scary word for a lot of parents to hear and digest. When you first hear or suspect that your child may have a learning difficulty, your mind goes wild– will they ever get to college? Will they get a a job that will provide for them and allow them to be self sufficient? The answer ... Read More »

Play: A User’s Guide

Play: A User’s Guide

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Exam Stress: Parents must stay calm and confident

Exam Stress: Parents must stay calm and confident

With exams here, it’s important for anxious parents to find the balance between supporting their children’s efforts and nagging them to distraction. The reality is that we parents often worry more about the work that needs to be done than our teenagers do. We will all have certain expectations for how our teenagers should perform in their exams. When our ... Read More »