Parenting

Time to Stand Up and Say…Yikes!

When Your Child Fears Public Speaking, By Myrna Beth Haskell Some kids think standing up in front of the class is a cinch.  However, for many others, speaking in front of a room full of peers is worse than getting a tooth pulled without anesthesia.. According to information provided by MindSpa Phobia Clinics, located in London […]

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Diary of a first time mum-to-be

Gemma Screen shares her first 18 weeks with us and explains why they have been bittersweet   “Isn’t your period due?” my boyfriend asks in the car. “Not until next week,” I replied.” Turns out I got my dates muddled and he knows my body better than I do, because the next Monday I took […]

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Discipline After Divorce

Separation is stressful for kids, but there are ways to help keep them on track By Shandley McMurray Whether they unleash their inner Picasso on your walls or purposely flush your watch down the toilet, kids will do the strangest things under stress. And when that stress results from divorce, it can be hard to […]

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Testing 1, 2, 3

Talli Kimelman, Early Childhood Consultant answers your questions Q. Testing 1, 2, 3 Hi Talli I really enjoy your column. I am a mother of two young children aged four and one. My four year old is quite mischievous and cheeky, (nothing wrong with that!), however, she sometimes crosses the line and jumps on the […]

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How to spot the signs of bullying

Top tips for spotting bullying and helping your child Bullying can become a real problem for many children and their families. We asked Bullying UK for their guidance and tips for parents. Signs to watch for if you think your child may be being bullied You may be unsure if your child is involved in […]

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