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How Buddhist principles can rely help calm your kids
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How Buddhist principles can help calm your kids

Anxiety is normal response to the up and downs of daily life, for children and adults alike. It is neither good nor bad, right or wrong, it’s just a feeling and arises for a reason, it is information about one’s present experience in a particular context. How a child learns to process and relate to […]

by Helen • November 15, 2017
5 tips to encourage early reading
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5 tips to encourage early reading

Beanstalk, the children’s literacy charity, in partnership with LuCiD and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, has devised Story Starters, a new programme that enables pre-school children to become ready to read. Each child will receive a 20 minute, one to one session with a reading helper twice a week as well as a free book for […]

by Sarah Pickstone • November 8, 2017
7 tips to get Dad involved with your new baby
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New Dad: Practical tips for helping to get your partner involved

We have a guest post today to help new dads from Sarah Norris, who has just published a new book; The Baby Detective; very much designed to help us try to work out what the hec is going on in those first few months of our little one’s lives. Play detective to your babies’ needs; […]

by Sarah Norris • October 25, 2017
Separation Anxiety
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Separation Anxiety: 5 reasons why you need to recognise it in your child

We have a guest post todayon Separation Anxiety, which is a very real problem for both parents and children alike. Stacey Turner is the author of a series of books designed to help with a number of childhood first such as going to nursery; My Tiny Book (available from Amazon) Separation anxiety is the anxiety […]

by Stacey Turner • October 18, 2017
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5 benefits of Delta Wave Music for babys brain development

Parenthood is a wonderful time in our lives. For some parents, it starts off as a bit challenging, while some have a natural ability to breeze through it. Watching your baby grow and develop from early in your pregnancy right up until the day they leave for college is truly a remarkable journey. The most […]

by Jim Stevens • October 11, 2017
Reading Eggs is a great way for the kids to learn to read - and we've got a free trial for FIVE weeks for you - pop along an find out more!
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5 ways tech can help reluctant readers: FREE 5 week Reading Eggs trial!

This is a sponsored article (with Reading Eggs – including a FREE 5 week trial for YOU in September), but all advice is heart-felt as I have a reluctant reader (my son), and I know that all of these things have worked for me. We still struggle to get him to read sometimes, but it […]

by Helen • September 7, 2017
How have birhtday greetings and beyond changed after having kids - let's discuss it!
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Real KiddyCharts #4: How birthday greetings change after you’re a mom

Birthdays, they are funny old things when you are a mom. Birthday wishes to your mom are important, for mom, and for the kids, but somehow when there is more than just you to consider, everything changes. Wishing a mom Happy Birthday is a different proposition to birthdays for singletons. It usually happens in a rather […]

by Helen • August 29, 2017
So kids growing up is meant to feel something like this - did it for you, we discuss, come join in!
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Real KiddyCharts #3: How your kids growing up messes with your head

Kids growing up is a bit rubbish, isn’t it? I know that is horribly simplified, but, quite frankly, it’s exactly how some of us mums feel at the moment. Perhaps you have always thought two things about your kids growing up: You’d be able to go to the loo on your own, and They’d stop […]

by Helen • August 2, 2017
Are you choosing childcare - if you are then we have some amazing tips for you to make it oh so much easier!
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5 tips for choosing childcare for your kids like a boss

Choosing childcare is one of the hardest things that we will ever have to do as a parent. I remember how difficult it was to leave my 11 month old in a nursery, with someone that I had only met a few times. Yes, I have visited with my child, and watched her enjoy and […]

by Helen • June 30, 2017
Here are my top tips for using narrative and stories to support your children to find their voice.
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How to support your children to find their voice through books and stories

As a parent or educator you will know children have plenty to say!! However, sometimes kids simply can’t find the words to express themselves. As a parent you may intuitively know there is something bothering your child but you also know if you ask them what’s wrong they are unlikely to tell you explicitly as […]

by Helen • May 24, 2017