New screen time rules for kids post lockdown

New screen time rules for your kids post lockdown Working parents and employees have experienced a significant increase in screen time throughout the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Millions of working parents trapped in their homes have been striving hard to manage their remote jobs. The lockdown phase has been challenging for all, especially parents...

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Helping kids make healthy choices

Help kids make healthy choices Parenting isn’t a job for the faint of heart. You have to have nerves of steel and the patience of a saint, but in the end it’s all worth it to see your babies grow into smart and capable adults. A key to doing this is instilling healthy habits early on by setting a good example. Your kids want to be exactly like you...

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How to help our children love their bodies

A positive body image?  How to help our children to love their bodies. I don’t know about you, but during lockdown my dress size definitely went up and my fitness levels absolutely went down.  Some people embraced the opportunity to stay at home by expanding their skill set, learning a new language, challenging themselves to ride hundreds of kilometres...

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Helping children sleep

Help your children sleep The end of the summer marks the start of a new school year for children across the United Kingdom.  Schools in Scotland and Wales have already started their new academic year, and within a few short days, students across England will be joining their peers in a return to the classroom.  For many children this will be the...

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Virtual holiday care

Virtual holiday care This month parents across the nation came to terms with the fact that the majority of school students will not be returning to the classrooms this term.  Many are left wondering what this will mean for them and their family.  Remote home schooling, for most children, continues to be the norm and then the summer holidays begin. ...

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Pride for families

Pride month for families LGBT pride month is a celebration of the LGBT community and a recognition of what has been achieved, and what is yet to be achieved when it comes to LGBT human rights. Pride month tradition started in the 1970’s, when cities began hosting events to commemorate the Stonewall Riots in the United States. 2019 was the 50th Anniversary...

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Summer childcare juggle

Summer childcare juggle There is a general mixed feeling amongst parents across the country after hearing the latest news from the government with regards to lifting additional restrictions on the nation and trying to ease the economy back together. News that those sheltering in place can slowly re-enter social spaces, households can meet up once...

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How do you talk about racism with your children?

How do you talk about racism with your children? Recent world events have catapulted racism back to the top of the political agenda and many parents will be looking for guidance as to how to discuss this sensitive topic with their children. How society fosters racism in children No child is born racist, but as they grow up, they absorb the views...

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Helping your child cope with stress

Helping Your Child Cope with Stress With some primary school children returning to school this week following the Coronavirus lockdown, many children, as well as adults may be feeling anxious and stressed.   Stress in primary school children has risen to worrying levels according to school leaders. 78% of school primary teachers in a recent survey...

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Pros and cons of children going back to school

Pros and cons of children going back to school The COVID-19 coronavirus has stimulated much debate on the right courses of action to limit its spread through social distancing. The discussion considers the impacts on the economy and the education of our children. From 1st June, the government is re-opening certain year groups at schools. This...

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