Toddlers

help and support for single parents

Help and support for single parents

It is a rare parent who actively elects to bring up their children alone. In most cases, single-parenthood comes as a result of a relationship breakdown. Whatever the reasons behind your status as ‘Single Parent’ the reality is stark – you are alone, either completely, or largely, responsible for bringing up your children on a

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choosing baby names

Choosing baby names

Choosing a name for your baby can be great fun. But where do you start? When I was pregnant with my first child I eagerly read books and logged into countless online lists for ideas. It quickly became overwhelming. At first I looked alphabetically, but there are so many options under the letter ‘A’ alone

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sure start services

Sure Start Services

Sure Start is a government-funded programme introduced by Labour in the late 1990s, which aims to offer support to parents and young children. The services provided by Sure Start are varied and expectant/new parents are bound to find something they will find useful or interesting. The sessions usually take place in a Sure Start Children’s

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Teaching children about charity

Teaching children about charity

Every Christmas, there is a charity trolley that hovers at the door of our local supermarket. It is asking for toy donations for orphaned children. With my kids being spoiled rotten by Santa each year, I always make a point of visiting the store with them and helping them choose and pay for a gift

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Peer relationships with children

Peer relationships with children

Children’s relationships with their peers form an integral part of their development. Not only does it help them to be happy during their childhood, it teaches them how to make friendships, work with colleagues and form partnerships as adults. Don’t expect too much too soon Babies and toddlers don’t necessarily take much notice of their

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Teaching children good work ethics

Teaching children good work ethics

From schoolwork to helping out around the house, a good work ethic is valuable even in childhood. And, of course, once they leave school and head out into the big wide world, a good work ethic becomes even more important if you want to succeed in life. Teaching children the significance of being willing to

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