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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.
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?
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.
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.
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
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
Meta Prep: Is character education important?
The Ofsted framework in 2019 outlined recommendations for schools about the importance of character development.
5 ways to help your child problem solve
Being able to problem solve is an essential life skill. This skill will prepare your child to tackle problems and respond to setbacks
3 ways to support a competitive child
Here are three ideas to consider when supporting your child with an overly competitive approach
What is a modern day education
A true education is one that enables a child to fulfil their own, unique potential, both in school and beyond
The anxiety toolkit
When you notice your child might be struggling with something, as a parent you pull upon the resources around you to support them; whether it’s help to address their physical health, support from school with their academic progress or input to help them develop a specific skill. When it’s emotional wellbeing they’re struggling with, it can be much harder to know where to start.
How to raise an emotionally intelligent child
Raising an emotionally intelligent child isn't always top of the agenda as a parent but teaching kids emotional intelligence has a multitude of benefits and can make a significant difference to a child's development, well-being, resilience, ability to form relationships and succeed in the workplace.

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