Pre-teen

The different ways in which teens and parents view social media

The different ways in which teens and parents view social media

Social media is possibly responsible for the biggest generation gap between those born before the 1980’s and those born after. Like any generational difference, there can be a tendency for the older ones to be critical and concerned about the hard to fathom behaviour of the younger tribe members. Twitters, Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram have

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Preventing childhood obesity

Preventing childhood obesity

Kids in the UK are among the most obese in Europe. Not good. Being overweight at such a young age means our children are at grave risk of developing lifelong health problems. There is much that we can do as responsible parents to prevent this. So why don’t we just get on with it? Most

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Reclaiming your bed at night

Reclaiming your bed at night

We all need a good night’s sleep, but when you have children, for various reasons, the prescribed eight hours of complete rest is often not possible. This is exacerbated when you can’t get your child to sleep in their own bed at night. When your child appears at your bed through the night, you often

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Chores and responsibilities

Chores and responsibilities

Do your kids pull their weight when it comes to household chores? Not all parents agree that children should be asked to participate in keeping the home running smoothly. If you do encourage your kids to get involved, it can sometimes feel like it’s more effort than it’s worth. The constant need to nag and

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adoption activity days

Adoption activity days

An Adoption Activity Day is a fun, vibrant and caring environment in which potential adopters can meet children who are waiting to be adopted. These events can be attended by adults who are on Stage 2 of the adoption process in England, which means they are under assessment and have, or are likely to, receive

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Minimising the affects of ADHD

Minimising the affects of ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neuro-behavioural disorder that is linked with developmental difficulties. Classic symptoms include inattentiveness, being easily distracted, hyperactivity and impulsivity. 5-7% of children are diagnosed with this developmental disorder. Some simply cannot concentrate, others become disruptive, defiant and have trouble getting along with family, peers, or teachers. There are mixed

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