Bullying

Is your child being bullied for being ginger

Is your child being bullied for being ginger

Jokes can easily be labelled as being sexist, ageist, racist or bigoted. People telling them at work or in school can be, and often are reprimanded, and rightly so. However, make a joke about a person’s hair colour and it’s often a different story. The majority of redheads will have been teased about their hair

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Are you curious or just plain nosy

Are you curious or just plain nosy

Some people are naturally curious while others disguise nosiness as inquisitiveness. On the surface there may not seem to be much difference. In fact, even dictionary definitions suggest a bit of an overlap. But whether a person is curious or downright nosy can have a real effect on the way others react and warm to

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Parental conflict on discipline

As if dealing with naughty kids wasn’t enough, many parents find themselves drawing grown-up battle lines when it comes to discipline. This generally stems from conflicting styles of parenting and, if not managed, can play havoc with the consistency required to make discipline effective. What to do? Different Parenting Styles An Authoritarian parent takes an

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eating disorders in children and teens

Eating disorders in children and teens

Eating disorders are on the rise in the UK and children are not immune to their often devastating effects. There is, rightly, much focus on childhood obesity in the media at the moment. But at the other end of the spectrum the number of young people slowly starving themselves is also on the rise. Each

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Why teaching good manners is so important

Why teaching manners is so important

Maybe I’m just old-fashioned but I think manners are important. Polite behaviour commands and demonstrates respect in equal measure, and I want my kids to grow up into decent adults who understand the value of that. But it can be difficult to work out which manners are appropriate at which age, so here is your

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What to do if your child has behavioural problems at school

Most kids get into at least the odd bit of bother during their school life and usually a stern word from a teacher is enough to get them back on the right track. However, serious and/or persistent bad behaviour is something that needs to be dealt with by parents or carers as well as school

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