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More Play Leads To More Learning – Making Christmas Presents Easy

                “Play is essential to development because it contributes to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children and youth.”  ~ American Academy…

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More Play Leads To More Learning – Making Christmas Presents Easy

                “Play is essential to development because it contributes to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children and youth.” ~ American Academy of Paediatrics It’s coming up to Christmas and you’re probably wondering what toys to buy for your […]

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How To Survive Your First Christmas Alone

  It’s really stressful facing your first Christmas alone. Perhaps, you are finding that you have had 20 years of family Christmases with tinsel and turkey, kids unwrapping their pressies in pyjamas with the Carols singing out on the stereo, the log fire blazing and a full […]

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Teenagers: ADHD and the Christmas Holidays. Jingle Bells or Jingle Hell?

        I found an interesting article on Health Central about Teenagers finding the change in routine very stressful around the Christmas holiday time. Here are some tips to help you get through the holiday period when you have a teenager with ADHD: Plan out their holiday […]

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Co-Parenting Over Christmas – Ideas to Help

                I was delighted to have been interviewed about Co-Parenting over Christmas – often a tricky and stressful time for The Divorce Magazine. We focused on helping children of divorced parents’ during their first christmas and their life after divorce […]

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How do YOU handle Christmas Family Fall Outs? Sure Fire Tips to Help.

    I was interviewed awhile ago on the Vanessa Feltz Show on BBC Radio London about the news that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle didn’t join the Queen for Christmas as they have chose to spend baby Archie’s first festive season away from Sandringham. Big News? […]

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Giving Presence.

One of the highlights of Christmas for me is getting together with family & friends & eating Christmas dinner together at 5pm. Sitting round the beautifully shiny table decorated with holly & candles talking, laughing & sharing stories & time together. Eating at 5pm became a simple […]

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Do Christmas lists encourage children to be greedy? Handling Pester Power!

So it’s coming to that time of the year when the kids start being marketed to by the media. Are your children pester ninjas? Do you feel under pressure to fulfill your child’s Christmas list? Well a survey today by the charity Mothers’ Union has called for […]

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Here’s A Nice Way To Break The News About Santa Without Crushing Your Child’s Spirit.

Have you told your kids the truth about Santa Claus yet? If you have, chances are they’re older than 8. And if you haven’t, chances are someone else did. But eventually, kids naturally wonder how Santa visits so many houses in one night If it’s about time […]

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Read my tips for less stress at Christmas with a new baby.

  Christmas can be a stressful time of year – and one spent with a newborn even more so! Here are some handy tips to help you and your little one, enjoy the festive season. This Christmas will be different for you in terms of what you […]

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Co-parenting Advice During Christmas

                Dear Sue I’m worried about Christmas as I’m recently divorced. My kids are still reeling from the changes. What is your advice? Liz Jackson, New Addington, Surrey Most parents worry about this – so you’re not alone. The question […]

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Preparing Your Kids for Christmas While Living Through The Cost of Living Crisis

  “If you want something expensive, you should ask your grandparents.” Matthew, aged 12   But this year it’s not funny trying to survive the cost of living crisis.   You probably remember the famous song ‘Money makes the world go around!’ that Liza Minnelli sang in […]

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Helping Your Child Through Another COVID Christmas

If you are a parent following the news about the Omicron variant, it’s very likely you’re feeling uneasy and anxious. You may be wondering what this news means for you, your children, and for your family, and your children will probably have lots of questions too. The […]

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How Homestart Can Help & Not Just at Christmas.

I am very proud to be one of the Ambassadors for Home Start because it is a remarkable charity and last night I had the privilege of being invited to attend the Home-Start Charity Carol Service in St. Bride’s Church in Fleet Street – the most delightful place […]

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Should I get my child an e-reader or books for Christmas?

  Kindles are hugely popular with parents – but research shows kids prefer printed books, magazines and comics. So is it worth buying them a book? Check out these ideas The best way to get cheap or free books The best way to get cheap or free […]

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