Christmas

Check out the blogs, videos and podcasts by me all related to Christmas.

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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,…

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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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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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Keeping the magic of Christmas alive – when to tell the kids about Father Christmas

Here’s my interview on when to tell the kids about Father Christmas in Candis. “During the Christmas period it’s often up to parents to ensure everyone has a brilliant and most importantly memorable time. To keep it magical, Sue Atkins, author of Raising Happy Children for Dummies, […]

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

If it’s about time to tell your kids the truth about Santa ? or Father Christmas, but you aren’t sure how to do it without crushing their innocence or breaking their dreams – relax! I’ve just discovered a lovely way to help that is just so lovely. […]

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Co-parenting Advice During a Christmas Coronavirus.

Dear Sue I’m worried about possible lock downs again as I’m recently divorced. My kids are still reeling from the changes but adding this awful Coronavirus into the mix is freaking me out. What is your advice? Liz Jackson, New Addington, Surrey Most parents will have been […]

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

  I was interviewed a couple of years 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. […]

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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 co -parenting. Click here to read and watch […]

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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 homework. […]

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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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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. Do you feel under pressure to fulfill your child’s Christmas list? Well a survey today by the charity Mothers’ Union has called for an end to “pester power.” […]

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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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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 kids. I think it’s helpful to remember that […]

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