Showing posts with label PREGNANCY & PARENTING. Show all posts
Showing posts with label PREGNANCY & PARENTING. Show all posts

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!

Little girl with braided hair, looking out over a straw field

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.

Silhoute of a family walking on a beach

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.

Little boy and girl sitting in a wooden deck chair

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.

Little boy climbing a tree

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.

Baby's hand holding an adult hand

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.

Child's hands using paint and crayons to decorate rocks

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.

Close up of a highchair tray, covered in spagetti with a childs hand and spoon in shot

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?

Child paddling in the sea

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.

A kid skateboarding

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?

Teddy bear sitting in a rainy window

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.

Child's hands playing with a tablet

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.

Children's hands doing school work

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.

Children's feet jumping in very muddy puddles

Saturday 4 December 2021

Things May Be Hard Right Now But That Doesn't Make You A Bad Parent

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Parenting is hard. In fact it’s one of the hardest things that you are ever going to do. One of the reasons for this is that you are always wondering if you are doing it right and that on its own is exhausting. Add in kids who are wild and free, couple that with the other things going on in your life and it all becomes a big madness. A madness that you love, but a madness nonetheless. Sometimes, things get particularly difficult. You may find yourself losing your patience a little quicker or not doing as much with your kids as you usually do but we’re going to let you in on a secret and that’s the fact that it’s okay. You are not a bad parent for feeling human emotions.

Outdoor shot showing lower halves of adult and child in outdoor clothes

Monday 29 November 2021

Understanding Your Child's Curriculum

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Your child will be learning a wide variety of different subjects - from English Language to the importance of Science, the world of Arts and much more, depending on their own personal choices later on down the line. Understanding your child’s curriculum however should be an essential part of your child’s learning journey in order for you to understand how you can help your child with their progress.

Monopoly numbers that read, I am still learning

Sunday 28 November 2021

Exploring Internet Safety with Your Child

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Being safe on the internet is an essential practice for adults and children, but for children it’s a little more of a push that you can give your child towards understanding how to use the internet happily and safely. Here are some top tips, from this girls senior school in Surrey, you can give your child to make sure they’re safe when they’re browsing online.

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Monday 22 November 2021

The Benefits of School Uniform for Children

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School uniforms are used at the vast majority of schools across the UK for a number of reasons, of which it brings a lot of benefits to both parents and students. Here in this guide from one of the top boarding schools we look at the key benefits of school uniforms and how it helps children.

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Sunday 21 November 2021

Helping Your Child Become More Independent

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Independence is something that your child will become more attuned to as they develop. In their teens, children will be required to do a lot more things for themselves, as will be a true test of their skills. In this guide from this private school in Somerset we’ll take a look at the ways you can help your child with their independence and level of responsibilities.

Small child walking with a backpack on

Thursday 28 October 2021

The Importance Of English Literature In Education

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English literature is an important part of a child’s development. It not only teaches us the foundations of speech, reading and writing, but also gives children the chance to be inquisitive and curious about the world.

Close up of the spines of children's books on a shelf