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Vampires at the Nursery! Why Do Toddlers Bite?

  Biting! Vampires 🧛‍♀️ at the Nursery ! Biting amongst little ones is a distressing but common problem for parents. But why do toddlers bite and how can you prevent…

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Vampires at the Nursery! Why Do Toddlers Bite?

  Biting! Vampires 🧛‍♀️ at the Nursery ! Biting amongst little ones is a distressing but common problem for parents. But why do toddlers bite and how can you prevent it? Why toddlers bite. I think it’s really helpful to understand why your toddler may start biting […]

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‘Talking & Teaching’ Toddlers about Nature Starts With Us.

‘’When one tugs at a single thing in nature, one finds it attached to the rest of the world.” John Muir ‘Talking & Teaching’ Toddlers about Nature starts with us. Here’s some simple ideas to help: 🌱 Nature is what we see and feel around us. 🌱Nature […]

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Reading for pleasure: 10 + simple ideas to inspire your child to read more.

It’s #ChildrensBookWeek so I thought I’d give you some ideas around reading for pleasure. Reading for pleasure is so important for children & it can benefit your child’s education, social and cognitive development, their wellbeing, and their mental health. Reading with children can help to create a […]

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Coping With Bereavement With Children.

For many children their first real experience with loss happens when a pet dies. When a well loved pet dies, children need consolation, love, support and affection more than complicated medical explanations. They need to have their feelings understood and validated. Their reactions will depend on their […]

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5 Top Tips for Going Back to Work After Maternity Leave GUILT FREE!

Going back to work after maternity leave is a time of mixed emotions for many mothers – for some it’s a worry, for some, it’s exciting. For some Mums it’s a mixture of both. Among the many worries I get regularly asked is: What if my child […]

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Activities to build self-esteem in kids – Tip 4

  Self-esteem is your child’s passport to lifetime mental health and social happiness It’s the foundation of your child’s well-being and their key to success as an adult. At all ages, how you feel about yourself affects how you act and one simple way to build self […]

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Activities to Build Self-Esteem With Kids – Tip 3

  Siblings without rivalry! Sibling rivalry has always had a bad press – think of Cain slaughtering Abel and Joseph being thrown down the well and sold by his brothers because they were jealous of his beautiful multi coloured coat! Sibling rivalry can apply to any […]

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Is singing nursery rhymes included in your everyday routine?

What is it about nursery rhymes that is so helpful to kids? A recent study has revealed half of millennial parents can’t recite many popular nursery rhymes all the way through! A tenth of millennial mums and dads do not sing lullabies at all to their little ones […]

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Getting your kids to help around the house – made easy of course!

I’m speaking on BBC Radio Kent about the importance of giving your kids chores to do in the house. I believe it makes them feel part of the family team, it teaches them independence and gives them the feeling of competence and capability. If it feels like […]

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How To Talk To Children About Money During The Cost-of-Living Crisis To Support Your Kids’ Wellbeing.

How to talk to children about money during the cost-of-living crisis to support your kids’ wellbeing through these challenging, uncertain, and worrying times. Families across the country are feeling the pinch amid the cost-of-living crisis – and it’s affecting children’s wellbeing and mental health. A recent […]

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Holidaying with teens – 10 things you can ALL do!

  We’ve just come back from our hols in Spain and we all had brilliant time so here are some of my top tips for enjoying not surviving your Summer Hols with your teenage kids. 1. Daydream and visualise it going well. Spend just 5 minutes a […]

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Have You Pressed Your Family ‘Reset Button’ Due to Living Through The Pandemic?

So, families have experienced something unique. Being locked down together all day, all week & all month has created new models of family dynamics and new patterns of interaction that will become the new normal. Some families will have found the experience to be exhausting & challenging […]

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The 6 P’s of Perfect Speech.

As a public speaker I often take a few minutes after a presentation to think about how it went. There are the 6 Ps of presentation skills – pace, pitch, power, pronunciation, passion and, perhaps the most powerful of all – pause. This got me pondering today […]

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Recovering From The Pandemic Using ‘Tapping’ – the New Therapy for the 21st Century

  Today I was working in a school doing my Confidence Classes for Kids Workshop and a child told me he had be mauled by 6 dogs when he was 3 and had scars around his eyes to show me. I regularly use my Emotional Freedom Technique […]

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What is Emotional Freedom Technique Or “Tapping” And How Can It Help Your Parenting?

What is EFT? Emotional Freedom Technique is the new therapy for the 21st century as it is a very safe way to get rid of anxiety, stress, and feelings of guilt and overwhelm that lots of parents suffer from. It is based on tapping different Chinese meridian […]

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