Back to school stress: How to avoid it

My child refuses to go to school: What can I do?

‘Help! My child refuses to go to school’ – if that’s a problem you face then rest assured that at some point, most children will occasionally try to wriggle out of going to school. We all know the anxiety of trying to decide whether a child is truly ill, or just trying it on. Force

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Dealing with a problem at school

Dealing with a problem at school can be a little tricky but if your child has a problem at school there are a number of steps you can take to make sure it is dealt with quickly and to the best possible outcome. Depending on the severity of the issue at hand, there are various levels

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Dealing with racist bullying

Racist bullying in school has taken on a whole new connotation in recent years. Schools in Britain today are a vibrant mix of different religions, races, colours and creeds, all of which should be equally respected. Bullying of any kind has no place in school and racist bullying is a crime and can be dealt

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Choosing a nursery

Choosing a nursery is important; whether you are going back to work after a period of maternity leave, or sending your little one out on their first experience of nursery or pre-school, choosing a childcare facility will be no easy task. The list of concerns and factors to consider is endless, especially if you are

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How do you choose a nursery for your child?

Choosing a nursery for your child is a huge stepping stone in our lives. Whether you’re returning to work full time or part time or just looking for a nursery to provide the first steps in their educational journey, choosing the right setting for your child is a big decision and one you want to

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Beating the morning rush

Is beating the morning rush just a pipe dream? Ever blown up the microwave trying to ‘emergency-dry’ a school shirt (surely there was another clean one in the drawer)? Or realised halfway to school that you haven’t brushed your child’s hair, let alone tied it back? And if you get all that right, how about

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