Following the UK's decision to exit the European Union, Dr Gummer reveals how parents can best prepare to explain the effects of Brexit to their children
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Dr Amanda Gummer explains why it's ok for your child to make up words and why it can actually be beneficial to their language development
Dr Amanda Gummer discusses how reading can teach empathy to children and recommends some Toys and Apps to help support this social skill.
Should Schools be Responsible for Teaching Children Life Lessons? By Dr Amanda Gummer 1 The American website, Quartz, recently published an article about how schools around the world are starting to teach children not only about academic subjects like science, maths and English, but also emotional and social subjects like perseverance and gratitude. Governments have started to see the benefits of...
The Importance of Family PlayBy Dr Amanda Gummer 1 As parents, we all lead busy lives and are often pulled in all directions. So when the kids are playing quietly – or not so quietly, but happily – it’s the perfect opportunity to get some chores done and tick something off the never ending to-do list. But sometimes, it’s really...
Dr Gummer comments on a recent study that looks into how and if different parenting choices can affect your child's development.
Why children love dolls By Dr Amanda Gummer 1 The Power of Dolls Toy trends come and go, but dolls have for many years been, and are likely to continue to be, mainstays in the toy box. There are many different types of dolls, which have all stood the test of time, largely because they all offer different benefits and...
Dr Gummer looks into whether toddlers need teachers during the early stages of development or if they are best left in the hands of primary carers?
How to manage your children's sleep pattern when the clocks change By Dr Amanda Gummer 1 Maintaining a good sleep routine for your child It's many parents’ biannual worst nightmare – daylight saving. Just as we think we have managed to get a great, solid sleep routine in place and can plan around bedtime and waking time, it all changes around. There...