Throughout her career as a primary teacher Kate Edwards, a Leeds mum, came across many parents who encouraged their children in their academia, either to achieve Level 5/6 in their SATS, to move up to a higher reading book level, to be the fastest at Sports Day and so forth. Some have been subtle, some blatant. Some have used praise, others reward to help their children to achieve the desired targets. Here she gives us her views on “pushy” parenting.Read More
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Mums put themselves under an awful lot of pressure to be perfect at everything, and it seems looking their best at the school gates has been added to their already stressful to do list. Helen Venables is Managing Director of House of Colour and here are her top ten tips on how to get it right at the school gates with minimal effort.Read More
Bringing a pet into your family for the first time is a life changing moment, but there are some aspects of pet ownership that many people don’t take into consideration when making their decision. With this in mind, we’ve asked Kathryn Eccles, Ecommerce Manager at pet supplies retailer Millbry Hill, to explain what you need to think about before getting your first pet.Read More
Online grooming is a considerable risk for children who spend a great deal of time online without their parent’s knowledge or input. In this guide Natalie Marrison, Head of Abuse Law at Ramsdens Solicitors, offers advice to parents about how to prevent this type of grooming among children playing games online.Read More
Mike Roberts of LittleLions Rugby tells us his take on it and helps us understand how we can assist our children in getting the exposure they require.Read More
Every child will have a tantrum and every parent knows what a nightmare it is when it happens. You end up potentially saying and doing things you wouldn’t if you were feeling calmer and perhaps more in control of the situation. There are times when I think most mums wished the ground would swallow them up, myself included, as their child chooses to tantrum in the most public of places.Read More
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