Why play is important Play improves the cognitive, physical, social and emotional well-being of children and young people. Through play, children learn about the world and themselves. They also learn skills they need for study, work and relationships such as: Confidence Self-esteem Resilience Interaction Social skills Independence Curiosity Coping with challenging situations. …
May 15, 2019
In primary school, children are starting to really care about being accepted by their peers. ‘Best friends’ are key in playground dynamics; although they can change on a daily basis! Several schools in America and Europe have recently introduced a policy that bans children from having a single ‘best friend’. The schools claim that children…
February 2, 2018
Dr Amanda Gummer shares her thoughts on the debate between the media and the public on whether parents ought to kiss their children on the lips, or whether it is wrong.
June 6, 2017
After months of campaigning and debates, it has been confirmed that sex and relationships education in the UK will be compulsory in all schools
March 2, 2017
Talking to your kids about dating new people can be tricky, but we’ve put together this guide to make this situation more easy for both you and your family.
February 14, 2017
Dr Amanda Gummer explores how important it is to relax and appreciate our surroundings from time to time in a busy and pressured landscape.
September 6, 2016
The video of a Dad getting dressed up, appearing nervous and taking his daughter on a “date” complete with flowers was popular on social media last year. If you missed it, you can watch it below. We’ve been discussing it today in the office while talking about Valentine’s day and it turns out that Amanda has…
February 12, 2015
Following the release of 50 shades of Darker, Dr Amanda Gummer offers her advice on dealing with awkward questions arising from this film!
February 11, 2015