Wednesday 13 April 2022

Affordable Ways to Make Your Home Look Expensive

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Sometimes, you can make your house look expensive without busting your bank account open. It’s a look and a feel that you are going for, so do you really need to spend the money on the real thing? 

Here are a few additions and changes you can make to your home to give it that posh feeling.

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How To Budget For Emergency Home Repairs

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While our homes are certainly the place we feel the most comfortable in the world, they are buildings and buildings need maintenance. This means that taking an active approach towards planning for potential emergency situations can be worthwhile, be that a broken pipe starting to flood your bathroom, or pests that may come without you really noticing.

Budgeting for emergency home repairs, in the same way you might prepare for a car breakdown, is a good idea. This might just be used during a rushed morning where you lose your keys on the train, or perhaps it could be to repair weather damage after a particularly intensive storm.

Whatever the reason, having a few homeowner provisions in place to prepare and have your problem attended to is a great way to get started. In this post, we hope to discuss how to achieve that approach and more, and what kind of positive effect it can have. 

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Here's a few ideas.......

Thursday 24 March 2022

Summer Essentials For Your Daughter

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With summer just around the corner, it is time to prepare your girl's warm weather wardrobe. Take some time to plan a lovely dress and matching accessories for the upcoming special occasions. 

Here are some tips to consider!

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Monday 21 March 2022

What To Put In Place For A Secure Tomorrow

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It's a question that all parents eventually face: what do we need to do to ensure our children have a secure future? While there is no one-size-fits-all answer, there are some basic things you can put in place to give your family the best chance for a bright tomorrow.

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Tuesday 8 March 2022

Keeping Your Garden Safe For Your Little Ones To Play In

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Keeping your garden safe for your little ones to play in is essential. They can’t be cooped up inside all day, even if this works better for you. One of the things that you can do is open the back door and let them play outside though. Sit by the door and supervise while doing whatever it is that you need to be doing. This way, everyone is happy! But, you need to make sure that your garden is safe for your little ones to play in before you can let them out, which is exactly what we’re going to be taking a look at in this article. 

Keep reading down below if you would like to find out more.

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How To Take An Art Hobby To The Next Level

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Art is a fantastic hobby to have these days. It allows you to release those creative urges, it can be surprisingly therapeutic, and it’s also a good way to meet new people thanks to the many communities that surround art. Whether you’re a budding painter or someone that enjoys colouring books, there are plenty of ways to ease yourself into an art hobby.

But what should you do if you want to take it to a new level?

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Sunday 27 February 2022

How To Plan A Kid's Birthday Party That They'll Love

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When it comes to kids' birthday parties, there are a lot of different opinions on how to go about it. Some parents like to keep it small and straightforward, while others go all out with games, prizes, and themed decorations. No matter which route you choose, there are some basics that all parents need to know when planning a birthday party for their child.

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Friday 18 February 2022

How Do My Child’s Lifestyle Choices Affect Their Education?

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Young people don’t tend to understand the full ramifications of poor lifestyle choices, so its up to their parents to help guide them in the right direction. Not only are things like a poor diet, lack of sleep, and limited exercise bad for their physical and mental health, but they can also have a negative impact on their education. 

For this reason, I have teamed up with a pre-prep school in Hampshire to share some of the ways in which your child’s progress in school can be hindered by their lifestyle.

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Tuesday 15 February 2022

How To Raise A Respectful Child

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No parent wants to raise a disrespectful child, who is rude to people or disregards the rule, but respect is something that our youngsters have to learn, not something that they are born with. With this in mind, you may be wondering what you can do as a mum or dad to help your child understand how to behave appropriate, and how to treat others. 

Here are some tips from a prep school in Hertfordshire.

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Thursday 10 February 2022

How To Boost Your Child’s Creativity

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Make believe play, doodles and storytelling are more than just a bit of fun for children, they are creative activities that can have lasting benefits on their development and even their health. There are lots of reasons why creativity is important; it can improve cognitive abilities and improve mood. With that said, you may be wondering how you can boost your child’s creativity. 

Here are some tips from an alternative school in London.

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Tuesday 8 February 2022

Helping Your Child Develop their Fine Motor Skills

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A lot of our daily tasks require us to control the small muscles in our hands and wrists, such as holding cutlery, writing a letter, or doing up the buttons on our coat. We call these controlled movements our fine motor skills. Of course, our new-born babies do not yet have the skills, and they must be developed and practiced over time.

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Monday 31 January 2022

Important Skills To Teach Your Kids

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As a parent, you are always going to question what you do. It is within every parent’s nature. You want the best for your child. Initially, it starts off with questioning how well they are developing and helping them develop their vocabulary or fine motor skills.

Then as they start getting older, you start asking yourself how self-sufficient your child is. How well will they cope on their own? Do you have the required life skills that will be needed to face the challenges that lie ahead?

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Thursday 27 January 2022

4 Ways To Keep Up With What's Happening Near You

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There's nothing more frustrating than not being able to stay up-to-date with the latest local news and events. Whether you're a busy professional or a stay-at-home mom, it's important to have access to the most recent information in your community. In this blog post, we will discuss four ways that you can stay up-to-date with local news and events, and also avoid fake news!

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Tuesday 25 January 2022

Switzerland: Travelling To The Land Of Green Meadows, Lakes & The Alps

Switzerland is a beautiful country in Central Europe, built essentially in the Alps. Green meadows, countless lakes and snow-capped peaks give it a unique form, which has been identified around the world as a sign of peace and prosperity. The Swiss are still famous for their watches, knives, and chocolates. They are also famous for their ski resorts and chalets, which are the meeting place of the international jet set and their picturesque cities, most of which are built on the shores of a lake.

Thursday 20 January 2022

Helping Your Child Find Their Passion

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While it’s not integral your child finds a hobby to explore, having a passion or big interest in their life will boost a range of skills to allow them to become more developed and happier individuals. It’s not always straightforward, however, as some children can take a while to find what they enjoy and what they’re good at. If you’re struggling, here are some tips this private school in Notting Hill recommends to help your child find their passion.

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Tuesday 18 January 2022

How To Have The Bad News Conversation With Kids

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As we are heading on many journeys in life it can mean that we will invariably start to go through tough times with our children. As much as we try to protect our children and look after ourselves, there will be moments in life when we have to break bad news or we need to find out something about them that may not seem quite right. And this is why it's important that you learn to talk and have a good method of communication with them. But what does it really take to talk to your children about the big issues?

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Thursday 13 January 2022

Helping Your Child Develop Their Vocabulary

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Vocabulary will be the way your child works on their speech, how to construct sentences and how to build on their English Language skills. It’s also an essential way of allowing children to pick up new phrases, support others and develop their communication skills. So how can we help our children with their vocab? Here are some top tips from a private nursery in London.

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Tuesday 11 January 2022

Making Your Kids Bedroom As Comfortable As Possible

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One of the things that you have got to do as a parent is ensure that your kids have a comfortable room. 

A little space to call their own, that makes them feel safe and secure. Their room is their personal space, and you need to make sure that it is the best that it can possibly be. 

Here are a few things to consider when decorating your child''s bedroom and making it homely for them. 

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Thursday 6 January 2022

The Importance Of Pastoral Care In Schools

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Pastoral care is a feature seen more in private schools, colleges and academies, but it’s also a hugely beneficial system employed in schools to ensure the protection and safety of pupils. In layman’s terms, pastoral care ensures the health and wellbeing of students in school and how they can be supported through their academic pursuits.

This private school in Middlesex has put together some reasons why pastoral care is hugely important for schools to provide for its students.

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Tuesday 4 January 2022

How To Raise A Resilient Child

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When it comes to preparing children for the world that’s ready to be explored, they need to have a general understanding of what could come their way and how to react when problems occur. This is known as resilience training - showing children how to tackle difficult situations and face adversity that happens in front of them.

From a young age the concept is going to be alien to them, but even when your child’s a toddler they’re able to understand the importance of resilience through play, having fun with friends and when they get to nursery and starting school. Here are some tips to build resilience in your child from this prep school in East Sussex.

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