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Once Upon a Time with ChatGPT: How AI is Changing the Way We Tell Bedtime Stories to Kids.

Once Upon a Time with ChatGPT: How AI is Changing the Way We Tell Bedtime Stories to Kids. I was fascinated to learn about using AI-generated bedtime stories by reading…

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Once Upon a Time with ChatGPT: How AI is Changing the Way We Tell Bedtime Stories to Kids.

Once Upon a Time with ChatGPT: How AI is Changing the Way We Tell Bedtime Stories to Kids. I was fascinated to learn about using AI-generated bedtime stories by reading an interesting post from Chris Holloway on LinkedIn. Bedtime stories are a magical part of childhood. They transport […]

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Manic Mums and Dazed Dads – Are you stuck in the spin cycle of life? Exhausted, wrung out and dizzy?

    Are you stuck in the spin cycle of life………….. exhausted, wrung out and dizzy? Do you find yourself falling into bed worn out, frustrated and complaining “Where did the time GO?” Then welcome to the Club! You are not alone as I coach lots of […]

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How You (As A Caring Employer) Can Help Employees Through Divorce and Separation

I was delighted to have been invited to the House of Commons recently to the launch of the Parents Promise a new HR initiative to support parents going through divorce or separation. Businesses including Asda, Tesco, Metro Bank, PwC and Unilever have partnered with the Positive Parenting […]

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Try The CRISPS Approach to Your Parenting !

Being a positive parent isn’t any harder than being a negative parent! It just takes a quick shift in your thinking and attitude. Here’s the CRISPS way to becoming a more positive parent. CRISPS Consistency: children thrive with firm, fair, consistent discipline. No empty threats! Rewards: Positive […]

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Kids and Divorce : An Age By Age Guide To Help Parents

    I have been working with two families going through the process of divorcing and what has struck me is how the news that Mummy & Daddy are separating can vary depending on the age of the children. How the news hits a 3 year old […]

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Parenting Hacks | Fear of The Doctors Part 2 ?‍⚕️ | Disney Junior UK with Simon Hooper, aka Father of Daughters, Sue Atkins and Helen Skelton

  Brushing their teeth may not be every little one’s favourite thing to do. So how do you get them into the habit of doing it regularly? Is it better to make it into a game, or just get them into a headlock? ? How do you […]

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Parenting Hacks | Fear of The Doctors Part 1 ?‍⚕️| Disney Junior UK with Sue Atkins, Simon Hooper, aka Father of Daughters & Helen Skelton

We all know that going to see the doctor or dentist can sometimes be a scary experience for little ones who don’t know what to expect. So it’s important that parents help to put them at ease, whether that’s through role play, reading books together or watching […]

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Why it’s not OK to call me ‘love.’ How do we raise daughters that don’t accept that?

    A new piece of research has concluded that ‘Little Girls Start Believing Harmful Gender Stereotypes by Age 6’ Here’s a thought provoking article from Kate Horowitz in ‘Mental Floss’ Psychologists say little girls have about six years before they’re affected by harmful gender stereotypes about […]

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The ‘Cornflake’ Rush Hour – 10 Top Tips To Reducing Early Morning STRESS!

The Cornflake Rush Hour – early morning stress ! Close your eyes for just a few minutes & just relax and breathe deeply and slowly and concentrate on what happens in your home in the mornings. See in lots of detail your typical early morning routine. Notice […]

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Practical Tips on How to RESPOND Rather Than REACT. My Pause Button Technique

  Much of our lives is spent in reaction to others and to events around us. The problem is that these reactions might not always be the best course of action, and as a result, they can make our children, ourselves and those around us unhappy, and […]

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Divorce Without Damage – Your Parenting Plan

Your Parenting Plan This is an example of the sort of basic parenting plan that I help the parents I work with to create, as they go through the transition of divorce. It will help you think through the numerous issues related to co parenting your children […]

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How to Give Your Child the Gift of Self Esteem

  The most important gift you can give your child is the gift of self esteem. Self-esteem is how you rate yourself deep down. It is a belief and a confidence in your own ability and value. It’s a gentle knowing that: you like yourself. you think […]

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Step Dad Advice – Bringing together two separate families is a process, not an event. It takes time and flexibility on everyone’s behalf to settle into new family relationships.

I’m delighted to have been invited to write some articles for Dad Info – a wonderful website for Dads and Step Dads. Today here is my article on what the Americans call ‘Blended Families’ but what I like to call ‘Slow Burning Casserole Families’ 🙂 ‘Bringing together […]

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Cooking up a happy step family is like a slow burning casserole !

Stepfamilies have a bad image. Think of Snow White’s jealous stepmother or Cinderella’s ugly sisters or at the other end of the spectrum, picture the unrealistically positive stepfamily, such as the Brady Bunch. But real life is more complicated that either of those stepfamily models and stepchildren […]

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2023 Welcome To The Year of ‘Jellyfish Parenting’

There are a few things we already know about 2023: the cost of living crisis is going to affect almost everything we do, particularly for parents and families, the political landscape will continue to be embroiled in turmoil and election countdown fever, and in the most era-defining […]

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