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Steps to Secondary Success

The move from primary to secondary school can be daunting for a child, but there is plenty you can do as a parent to ensure a smooth and happy transition. As a new school year looms, many children across the UK will be preparing to begin their journey at  secondary (or senior) school. Naturally, this […]

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How to Protect Your Kids’ Eyesight From Too Much Screen Time

Kids have access to all kinds of gadgets these days. While devices like computers, tablets, and mobile phones have given them access to different learning and entertaining resources, these also result in more screen time. That’s especially true at home, where they have leisure time and access to various gadgets. In the long run, this […]

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Tiny Travellers

Holidays with children don’t have to be a drag – follow these tips to relieve the travel tedium. Travelling with children can be a wonderful experience, but it can also be challenging. Fortunately, there  are small steps you can take to make your vacation a memorable experience for the right reasons (not the meltdowns at […]

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Supporting Your Talented Child in the Performing Arts

Anselm Barker, Deputy Principal at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts gives us his top tips for supporting your talented child. It is a wonderful moment when a child discovers an interest they are passionate about and show a real  talent for. Whether it be dance, acting or music, the performing arts give young […]

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First School Steps

What you need to consider when applying for a school place for the first time. As the new school year begins, many of us will have an eye towards next September when our youngsters will be embarking on the school journey for the first time. While the excitement associated with seeing kids take their first […]

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In the Clear

The university ‘clearing’ process and what you need to know. What is Clearing? Clearing is the process by which students who haven’t made their A-Level grades or fulfilled the conditions of their  first-choice Higher Education offer of a place can still plot a route to university. Around three-quarters of those who use clearing fall into […]

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Happy Fish, Happy Child?

The benefits of fish, and other pets, for the development of our young ones When the subject of pets creeps into the conversation in an already bustling family home, the tendency of parents is usually to state they have enough on their plates without the added maintenance of a cat, dog, hamster or pygmy goat. […]

Making for Mindfulness

After the tough couple of years our children have had, taking time out is more important than ever. Arts and crafts is the perfect way to do that! Children have been through some thoroughly unsettling times over the past couple of years. A global pandemic, lockdowns, remote schooling, bubble closures and isolation. So it’s no […]

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Animal Magic

At last we can get out and about with the family. Many animal parks and attractions have had a hard time, closed during lockdown, with no visitors to bring in much-needed funds. Let’s make the most of summer and give them all the support we can! Folly’s Farm – Home of Rest For Donkeys & […]

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Encouraging Independence

It can be scary when your young teen starts going out with their friends, but these tips will help them stay safe and help you calm your nerves! You may be nervous when your teen starts going out without you (Covid regulations permitting), but provide them with the right tools to stay safe and you […]

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Keep Boredom at Bay

As the evenings draw in and there are fewer outdoor activities for children to keep busy with, we’ve found some fun ideas to keep them (and the whole family) occupied until spring! Mini engineers Demand for people with science, technology, engineering and maths knowledge continues to grow, so spark their enthusiasm with some fun activities. […]

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Have a Happy Back to School

As children go back to school – many of them after a break of almost six months – it will be important to support them ‘When they have a big change, children can have underlying anxiety,’ says Gayle Hamill, integrative psychotherapist and founder of Tring-based Circle Therapy. Gayle explains what parents can look out for […]