Children

What is digital resilience?

by ParentalChoice
in Screens, safety, Parenting, Education, children's safety, Children
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As parents we are constantly faced with new challenges and the need to learn new skills, not least when it comes to how we can help our children learn how to use the internet.  Digital Parenting Magazine aim to provide parents with the latest expert advice to help children’s life skills needed in the online world and so w...

Educating your Child about Social Media Safety

by ParentalChoice
in Screens, safety, Parenting, Family, children's safety, Children, Childcare
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  During the primary school years, there is a tendency to want to bury your head in the sand when it comes to the issues and challenges of mobile phone use and social media. If you have children under 10, you may feel you don’t need to pay attention to this yet. However, by Years ...

Safety, Online Pressures and Unhappy Children

by ParentalChoice
in Screens, safety, Parenting, children's safety, Children, Childcare
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If you were asked to list items that make children unsafe, what would you say? Obviously, many parents would create an unending list of dangerous toys, strangers, bullies, and safety concerns hiding in our homes and flats. After all, we have read the dangers about choking hazards, toys made with lead paint, and unsafe children’s ...

Helping Your Child Cope with Stress

by ParentalChoice
in Wellbeing, Uncategorized, Parenting, Family, Children's health, Children
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Stress in primary school children has risen to worrying levels according to school leaders. 78% of school primary teachers in a recent survey reported a general increase in stress and anxiety among primary pupils. According to the report by the website, Key, a national school support service, 27% of teachers surveyed attributed the ...

Preparing your child for starting secondary school

by ParentalChoice
in schools, Education, Children
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With excitement and a little trepidation your child will move on to secondary school in September! As a Headteacher watching parents dropping off their child I would observe the parents initially displaying more nerves than their son or daughter. If your child has had the opportunity to visit the school before starting or taken part...

Starting Primary School

by ParentalChoice
in schools, Education, Children
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For all parents there are key events that remain firmly fixed in the mind. One such day will be the day your child commences formal schooling. Personally, I can still feel the tiny hand that clutched on to mine as it was gently pulled away and Mrs Honey, my son’s first Primary School teacher, gave ...