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Be sure to pick up one of these flyers from your local library. Run by the Reading Agency the initiative "suggests recommended reading...
- Apr 23
5 simple games to get the family talking
Two Truths and a Lie Family meal times or the journey home from school are perfect occasions for this game. Each take turns to share 2...
- Apr 23
How are you?
Recognise any of these? We all feel and experience these moods, emotions and responses sometimes. Naming what we are experiencing can be...
- Apr 3
Mindfulness for children
5 simple mindfulness practices to do with your children at home or at school.
- Jan 20
How to: self-care and work-life balance
I am a teacher and a parent. My working day involves tidying toys, wiping bottoms, caring for sick children, encouraging them to eat,...
- Jul 18, 2022
Competition - helping children to win and lose gracefully
As parents/carers it can be really unsettling to watch our children compete - when they are winning we want to temper their bragging and...
- Feb 24, 2022
What to do when you feel let down by your child’s setting
There are so many wonderful schools, nurseries and childcare centres out there but no setting is perfect. It is quite common to come up...
- Jan 21, 2022
Learning to read
Newsflash, phonics isn't the only way! Reading helps us to develop our emotional intelligence as well as giving us access to information....
- Jan 6, 2022
Many will have enjoyed a bit of excess over the Christmas and New Year breaks and this is likely to include an excess of alcohol. We tend...
- Dec 2, 2021
Connect with your kids this Christmas
Here are some ideas to enhance family wellbeing and togetherness and encourage compassion in your home this Christmas holiday. It's not...
- Nov 22, 2021
‘She believed in every one of us’: ex-pupils on their inspirational teachers
Our founder, Sophie Smith-Tong shares her story with The Guardian. Read the article Listen to our podcast episode with Leisa and Sophie
- Nov 8, 2021
Listening to children
As new parents we listen to every single little noise our babies make. Breathing, snorting, snuffling, rolling, kicking - whatever the...
- Oct 19, 2021
Sleep. From birth to teen
“I had to go to sleep earlier. That was it. I’d spent my entire life pushing the limits of each day, sacrificing tomorrow because I...
- Oct 15, 2021
Language is a powerful tool and can have a profound effect on a person's perceptions of the world around them and shape their...
- Sep 10, 2021
Getting out of the house
Getting out of the house post lockdown has become an extremely stressful and anxiety inducing time for many families. For little ones...
- Sep 4, 2021
Starting secondary school
Jess shares her experiences one week into her first born starting secondary school. When I had my first baby back in 2009, I used to...
- Aug 7, 2021
8 surprises from my first year of motherhood
*A piece I wrote back in 2014, when my first baby was 10 months old. Nothing shook my world more than becoming a parent. Everyone tells...
- Jul 8, 2021
Starting school - a guide
It’s an exciting time but an emotional one; your little one is moving on from being at home or at nursery to begin their Reception year...
- Jun 30, 2021
How to talk to children about death
It is a sad fact that sometimes children can be faced with the death of a loved one. Knowing what to say when an adult suffers loss is...
- Jun 18, 2021
Managing anxiety in parenthood
As part of our exploration of men's mental health for Men's Mental Health Week, Rob Linsdell, dad of two, kindly shares with Mindfulness...
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