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2022-08-21
5 ways to help your child be assertive
Does your child struggle to stand up for what they want, think and feel? It can be difficult to see our child bend themselves to fit the group or remain quiet in response to an overly assertive friend. We all know the value of learning to assert ourselves
2022-08-20
Competence vs Challenge
What gives us confidence? For many it’s the feeling we get when we do something and do it well. Competence often induces feelings of confidence. When we do things we know we can do and do them well, it makes us feel capable. But challenge is also important
2022-08-17
Is your child prepared for their transition in September?
As our children progress through their school life, they will encounter many changes. From different classroom settings, different teachers, different year groups to different schools. No matter the change, these transitions can be a worrying time for both children and parents. A back-to-school survey conducted by YouGov found that 53% of 11-year-olds were worried about moving to secondary school and 53% of 8-year-olds were worried about friendships and bullying.
2022-07-30
Top 5 skills to help your child become a successful leader
Developing leadership skills in your child can enable them to gain confidence, be proactive about their lives and support them in becoming expert communicators.
2022-07-01
Helping children understand their feelings - book recommendations
Helping your child identify, understand and accept a range of big feelings can be difficult. Check out these book recommendations for supporting your child’s emotional literacy.
2022-06-15
5 ways to foster innovation in your child
There’s no denying that innovation is key skill when it comes to your child’s future. Innovative thinking will allow them to see opportunities, use their creative ideas and develop independent problem solving skills. These skills are essential for becoming ‘work ready’ but also ‘life ready’. Innovation is not something we’re born with, it is a skill that we can help our child to develop.
2022-06-09
Guest blog - Lydia Ford-Young, Sleep Expert
When it comes to sleep, or lack of sleep, we immediately think about babies and how to help them. But what happens when your child is still waking frequently throughout the night, bedtime has become a battle or sleep has suddenly changed?
2022-05-13
Mental Health Week 2022
For Mental Health Week we collaborated with experts in sleep, nutrition, fitness and digital wellbeing. These trusted advisors have each shared simple and actionable tips for supporting your children in these areas.
2022-05-08
Supporting your child with loneliness - Mental Health Awareness Week 2022
The theme of this year’s Mental Health Week is ‘Loneliness’. It comes off the back of a very strange couple of years where we have been more isolated than ever before. Whist some people not only like, but seek solitude, others can experience great sadness when feeling disconnected and alone.
2022-05-04
How to manage perfectionism: 4 ways to stop it taking hold
Is your child under the grips of perfectionism? Are they held back by their perfectionist tendencies and are you struggling to find a way to free them? For many, there are some positive attributes associated with being a perfectionist
2022-04-07
How can I develop my child's empathy?
Although empathy is partly based on our nature and biology, it’s also hugely impacted by our learning experiences and develops as we mature
2022-03-29
Meta Prep: Is character education important?
The Ofsted framework in 2019 outlined recommendations for schools about the importance of character development.

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