Kids

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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 & […]

Living Magazines Young Teens and Independence

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 […]

Living Magazines Childrens activities for winter

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. […]

Living Magazines Back to School

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 […]

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Back to Nature

Whether it’s in your back garden or out in the park, enjoy getting back to nature with your kids this summer Remember when you had the freedom to chase butterflies, build dens and splash in puddles all day long? Well now, with theme parks and almost everything else closed, it’s the perfect time to get […]

Living Magazines Kids Reading

Once Upon a Time

Getting kids interested in reading is so important – and they’re never too young to start. Reading can really fire children’s imaginations – and the younger you get them into storytelling the more likely they are to enjoy it for life. But why is reading so important? ‘The important role that books play in children’s […]

Living Magazines Teaching Children about Money

From Tiny Acorns

Teaching children the importance of money management is essential Research has shown that children pick up their key financial habits by the age of just seven – so it’s never too early to teach them about money. ‘It’s vital that children have an appreciation and understanding of the value of money,’ says Robert Stringer from […]

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Trick or Treat

Family Fun this Halloween Love it or loathe it, there’s no denying that Halloween has become bigger and bigger – you can’t move in supermarkets for witch costumes, plastic severed arms and bags of tooth-rotting sweets. Given that Halloween is such a big thing for most kids these days, we decided to take a look […]

Living Magazines Boomerang Kids

Boomerang Kids

How do you cope if your grown-up children come back home to live? The kids have left home and you’re rattling around the house wondering what to do with yourself. But what if, after finishing university, or returning from travelling around the world, they’ve decided to move back in? Over the last 20 years the […]

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Let’s Get Crafty

We all know it’s the thought that counts and with Mother’s Day just a few short weeks away, these crafty ideas are sure to go down a treat!   Tulip in a heart card What you need: White card Red, pink, green and orange card or thick paper Scissors Gluestick Pencil Instructions: Draw a heart […]

Living Magazines Panto time

It’s Panto Time!

It’s panto season soon, so we’ve rounded up the best of the local shows (oh yes we have!) It’s that time of the year again when some of our favourite daytime TV stars, and some ex-soap stars, pile their faces full of make-up and leap around the stage in glittery dresses and tiaras – and […]

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Unplug Your Kids

Are you worried about how long your kids spend online? Here’s how to disconnect to reconnect. Picture the scene; you’re sitting down to dinner with your family for a lovely catch-up at the end of a long day. You  turn to your loved ones only to be greeted with a wall of people staring at their phones, engrossed in an […]