Pre-School

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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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Top Tips For Talking To Your Children

    How and when we choose to talk to our children can have a profound affect on their future happiness. When I work with parents I talk and teach them how to “reframe”. Reframing is how we change the language we use to describe and discuss […]

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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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DISNEY PRINCESS, THE FEMALE LEAD AND SUE ATKINS TEAM UP TO BOOST CONFIDENCE IN GIRLS

I’m delighted to be collaborating with Lioness Captain, Leah Williamson, Disney Princess & Educational Charity, The Female Lead on the ‘Ultimate Princess Celebration: Time to Shine’ initiative. • The Female Lead welcomes Leah Williamson, teenage YouTubers – the Mbawa sisters – and Disney Princesses to its line-up […]

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TIME TO SHINE: Important Ways To Nurture Your Daughter’s Self-Esteem

  I’m delighted to be the parenting advisor to the Disney Ultimate Princess Celebration: Time to Shine’ campaign in association with The Female Lead, Leah Williamson the Euro Winning Lioness Captain, and authors and Youtubers Kirsten and Aiyven Mbawa. Here’s my advice for nurturing your daughter’s self […]

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Back to School Tips – Tip 3 ~ Simple Strategies To Get Out The Door Faster, Less Frazzled And Smiling First Thing In The Morning

Morning Routines: Simple Strategies To Get Out The Door Faster, Less Frazzled And Smiling First Thing In The Morning Children thrive when they know what to expect and what they have to do. Implementing a morning routine will make them feel secure and prepared for the day […]

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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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Activities to build self-esteem in kids ~ Tip 2

Failing Forward One of my favourite parenting stories is about a famous research scientist who made several important medical breakthroughs. He was asked by a journalist why he was so successful and he told the story of a very early lesson he learnt from his Mum when […]

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Back to School Tips – Tip 2 ~ Simple Strategies To Get Out The Door Faster, Less Frazzled And Smiling First Thing In The Morning

Simple Strategies To Get Out The Door Faster, Less Frazzled And Smiling First Thing In The Morning Children thrive when they know what to expect and what they have to do. Implementing a morning routine will make them feel secure and prepared for the day ahead. Even […]

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Back to School Tips – Tip 1 ~ Simple Strategies To Get Out The Door Faster, Less Frazzled And Smiling First Thing In The Morning

Simple Strategies To Get Out The Door Faster, Less Frazzled And Smiling First Thing In The Morning Children thrive when they know what to expect and what they have to do. Implementing a morning routine will make them feel secure and prepared for the day ahead. Even […]

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Activities to Build Self-Esteem With Kids – Tip 1

  Activities to build self-esteem in kids #1 Talking With and Talking At Your Kids There has been lots of research on family communication that has repeatedly confirmed that we spend very little time actually talking with our children (less than 20 minutes a day ) and […]

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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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