Primary school age

Troubled Families Programme

Troubled Families Programme

The Troubled Families Programme is a government initiative that aims to help families facing a number of complex problems. David Cameron introduced the Programme in 2010 with the goal of transforming the lives of ‘troubled families’. Following the London riots of 2011 a larger emphasis was placed on the scheme with £448million being shared between

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Ways to stop your child becoming self critical

Ways to stop your child becoming self critical

Children start receiving messages about not being good enough from a very early age. Most of the advertising on television gives messages either overtly or subliminally that you are not fully acceptable unless you have this gadget, that image or those designer clothes. At a certain age, which seems to be getting younger and younger,

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Children and bedtime fears

Children and bedtime fears

Many young children will go through a period when they are fearful of going to sleep. This is a perfectly normal stage; it can be triggered by any number of things. For some children it is the dawning realisation that night time represents a separation from Mum and Dad, a developing and vivid imagination, or

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Permissive Parenting - Is It Good For Children?

Can You Fix Bad Behaviour In A Week

When the kids are constantly playing up it can seem like nothing will ever work to stop it. Even when you do find a solution that seems effective, the little tykes have an uncanny knack for developing an immunity to it within days … sometimes even hours. It can feel like you are forever lurching

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Where is your place in your family?

Where is your place in your family?

Wherever you come in your family, there are pro’s and con’s to that particular position. Of course, everyone has more empathy for the position of the oldest child if that is where they sit, but actually each placement has it’s own strengths and drawbacks. The Oldest Sibling As an oldest sibling it is very likely

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Disciplining kids without making them scared

Disciplining kids without making them scared

Kids will play up – it’s in their DNA to test you and the boundaries you set for them. So some form of discipline is going to be required to help keep them on the right track. At times, it can seem like the only way to get them to listen, to stop, or to

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