Parenting in Real Time: Opting for Moments – Not Messages

As new parents, the arrival of a baby brings with it a whirlwind of joy, excitement, and yes, a fair share of sleepless nights! In the midst of this transformative journey, one of the most precious gifts you can give your baby is your undivided attention. Yet, in today’s hyper-connected world, the attraction of smartphones […]

Nappies and Notifications: Why Parents Should Put Down Their Smartphones

  Changing nappies – is a quintessential part of parenthood that’s both mundane and messy. Amidst the chaos of nappy changes, it can be tempting to reach for our smartphones as a distraction or a way to multitask can’t it? But while scrolling through emails or social media might seem like a harmless way to […]

Breastfeeding in the Age of Distraction: The Mobile Phone Dilemma

  The Effects of Using Your Mobile Phone While Breastfeeding: What Every Parent Should Know In today’s digitally connected world, it’s not uncommon for parents to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously, including caring for their newborns while staying connected through their mobile devices. However, the practice of using a mobile phone while breastfeeding or bottle feeding […]

Practical Tips for Parents to Get Kids ‘School Ready’

  I’m a former Deputy Head and Class Teacher for 22 years so I know first hand about teaching Reception Class children – I taught 35 four year olds! I’ve also raised 2 children. So, I’m rather shocked by the new survey by Early Years charity Kindred² 93% of teachers say their school is increasing […]

Ctrl+Alt+Delay: Why Parents Don’t Use Parental Controls

Ctrl+Alt+Delay:  I talk to lots of parents about all sorts of things, naturally, in my work but I’ve noticed not many parents think to use parental controls on their child’s devices. There seems to be quite a few reasons why not from: 🕹️Lack of Awareness: Some parents aren’t aware of the existence or capabilities of […]

Parental Controls Keep Your Kids Safe Online – Here’s Why They’re Important

I talk to lots of parents about all sorts of things, naturally, in my work but I’ve noticed not many parents think to use parental controls on their child’s devices. Today’s fast paced digital world means greater access to larger and larger oceans of information & it’s hard to keep up. Everyone’s reach and access […]

Let’s Make Getting a Smartphone a ‘Milestone Moment’

  I’ve been thinking about how to help parents delay giving their child a Smartphone and I thought about my own kid’s milestones. Childhood is a kaleidoscope of experiences, a journey punctuated by significant milestones that shape our children isn’t it?  From their first tentative steps to the exhilarating triumphs of independence, these moments mark […]

How Do You Talk to Children about Cancer?

  How do you talk to children about Cancer? Receiving a cancer diagnosis is challenging at any age, but for children in particular, it can be hard to understand what’s happening. When talking to your children about cancer, it’s important to approach the topic with care and sensitivity. Here are some tips to help you […]

‘Digital Pacifiers’: A Modern Comfort or A Huge Concern?

Using smartphones as ‘digital pacifiers’ or ‘dummies’ is an increasing phenomenon in our modern society, where smartphones serve as soothing tools for both toddlers and teens. While the term ‘pacifier’ or ‘dummy’ traditionally refers to a rubber object designed to calm babies by satisfying their innate sucking reflex, the concept has evolved in the digital […]

Before Giving Your Kids A Smartphone Ask Yourself These Questions

Giving a child a smartphone without guidance is like giving them the keys to a 4×4 without teaching them how to drive – it can lead to terrible accidents and enormous dangers on their digital journey‼️ 97% of 12 year olds now have access to a smartphone and 45% are online ”almost constantly” So the […]

How can you change the narrative from your daughter being ‘a bossy girl’ to a ‘leader in the making?’ Questions to get conversations started for International Women’s Day

  Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that’s diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women’s equality. Collectively we can all #EmbraceEquity. International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political […]