Articles written by Cally Worden

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Are over protective parents creating clueless kids?

A leading figure in education has expressed concern that over protective parents may be creating a generation of kids who are ill-equipped for life. David Hanson is Chief Executive of the Independent Association of Prep Schools, the IAPS, and voiced his thoughts in the Sunday Telegraph ahead of the IAPS Annual Conference, due to take place

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77% of kids don’t get enough exercise

A recent poll of 2,000 parents across the UK has revealed that more than three-quarters of children are not getting enough exercise. Current government guidelines recommend that between the ages of 5 and 18 our kids aim to have at least an hour of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day, outside of the school

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Working parents discriminated against when finding a job

Working parents looking for a new position feel they are discriminated against by employers, new research suggests. In theory the law provides protection against such practices, but in reality it’s very difficult for employers not to view the candidate and their life as a whole, and prejudices, attitudes and expectations inevitably creep in to the

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Exam Stress On The Increase

Students Dropping Fun Activities Due to Study Stress

A series of polls run by the online revision and learning website GetRevising has shown how students across the UK are struggling to find a study-life balance. The free site polled 3000 students aged from 14-21 years, asking a variety of questions about their study and social habits. Work and fun The over-riding message that

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More toddlers watching iPads or TV in bed

A survey of over 1000 families by Childwise has revealed that increasing numbers of toddlers are being allowed to snuggle up in bed watching TV on an iPad or other type of tablet before dropping off to sleep. 7% of kids aged 4 and under are allowed to watch TV programmes in bed using smart

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The different ways in which teens and parents view social media

Quality parental time in teen years helps behaviour

A number of recent studies have revealed that giving teens quality parental time can improve their behaviour. Where parental presence during the early years is still considered important, these new findings highlight the importance of making time for our teens too. Teen behaviour A study of 1600 young people conducted by University of Toronto and

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