Editor: Anna Taylor I am a teacher, and the other day I watched a wonderful assembly that was the starting point for a unit of work on ‘Conquering Fear Stories.’ The teacher started off by asking the children and teachers to share their fears: the dark, spiders, snakes, flying, rats, heights, confined spaces –…
October 24, 2018
What are the signs to look out for if your child is self-critical and what can you do to help them?
September 3, 2018
In May, BBC 1 aired a programme investigating why there has been an increase in the number of medications taken now compared to 40 years ago. In the first episode, Dr Chris van Tulleken investigated the use of Calpol to ‘treat’ children. Dr Chris warned that many parents are overusing Calpol; it might be…
June 18, 2018
Schemas are patterns of repeated behaviour that allow children to explore and develop their play through their thoughts and ideas.
March 20, 2018
The 100 Calorie Snack rule encourages parents to limit their child’s sugar intake, but does this rule really help promote a healthy lifestyle?
February 21, 2018
Kids who have a secure attachment with their parent stand a much better chance of developing happy and content relationships with others as they grow up!
January 9, 2018
Back to school with a skip and a cheer? Or shuffling into the school gates with shoulders hunched? How has your child returned to school after the break?
January 4, 2018
It seems that you can’t open the newspaper or turn on the TV without hearing about the issue of gender, and there has been a marked rise in the number of children saying they identify as being either of the opposite sex or of no sex at all. As a society, we are becoming far…
September 18, 2017
If you see a child in a wheelchair, it is easy to understand why they would need a ramp to get up a step. However, it’s much harder for those who are not familiar with ‘invisible’ needs and disabilities, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), to recognise that assistance and support are essential to the…
September 12, 2017
Following a recent stir in school uniforms, our latest piece aims to look at where the future of school uniforms is headed.
September 8, 2017