Rainy day activities

  • How to keep teenagers asfe

    Keeping kids safe whilst out and about

    When my daughter was born I felt like my eyes had suddenly been opened to all the dangers in the world. I imagined trouble lurking at every turn and her growing independence has sent my parental-protection chip into overdrive. I know I must allow her the freedom she deserves to blossom into the unique, special

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    limiting computer time for kids

    Limiting computer time for kids

    There can be no denying technology is here to stay and likely to become more and more engrained in our culture as time goes on, but there can be too much of a good thing can’t there? Especially where the kids are concerned – they can become so engrossed in their computers that it becomes

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    Keeping kids active in Winter

    Keeping kids active in Winter

    Winter is a tough time to keep the kids active. As the nights draw in and temperatures plummet, our atavistic hibernation tendencies emerge. The attraction of the outdoors quickly loses ground to the lure of the cosy techno-cave housing the TV, iPad and X-Box. Yet keeping the kids moving is just as important in winter

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    alternative ways to spend Christmas Day

    Alternative ways to spend Christmas Day

    Maybe you can’t face a traditional Christmas Day with the family. Maybe you’re a stay-at-home parent and want to get out and about. Maybe you just want to work off that huge Christmas dinner. Maybe you’ve lost a loved one and Christmas doesn’t seem quite the same. There are many reasons why families like to

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    The ten day no tv challenge

    The ten day no TV challenge

    Could you live without TV in your home for 10 days? The practical answer is of course, Yes. No-one ever died from boredom before the TV was invented. But really – would you consider it? And how do you think it would play out if you did? Is there any benefit? The thinking behind the

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    Money saving tips for Christmas

    Money saving tips for Christmas

    Christmas comes but once a year … and it can knock a massive hole in your finances. Not exactly a merry and sparkly prospect. So how can you save money during the festive period? Here are our Top Ten money saving tips for christmas! Ditch the Gift Tags The annual battle with the fiddly bits

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