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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…

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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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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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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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Try This Simple Technique – A Smile Is A Curve That Puts A Lot Of Things Straight !

            I was reading an article on LinkedIn by Jonathan Phelan a Wellbeing & Resilience author & speaker who was listening to a fascinating programme on Radio 4 about communication. The interviewee reflected on how she trained police negotiators. One point she made […]

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Handling Homework !

They’re home, they’re fed, the telly’s off and now it’s the Homework Horror Hour! What is the right amount of homework, how much do you help them, how do you help them manage their time? All questions I regularly get asked. Here are a few practical tips. […]

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Helping Your Teenager Cope with Friendship Issues As They Start Secondary School.

                I was filming in Essex yesterday for Disney Junior UK and I got chatting about my new programme for parents and children making the transition to Secondary School. The camera man started sharing with me his concern that his […]

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Back to School Tip 8 ~ 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 My Top Tips For Simple Morning Routines to help you prepare to make life easier and organised when the ‘Back to School’ day arrives … and hopefully keep your more […]

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The Back To School ~ Tip 7 ~ 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 ~ Tip 6 ~ 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 ~ Tip 5 ~ 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 4 ~ 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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Protecting your Tweens (9 – 12 years)

  Female safety has been in the News a great deal recently – from the tragic murder of Sarah Everard to the latest distressing reports of school abuse and a ‘Rape culture’ as more than 8,000 allegations have now been made by school pupils on a website […]

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Has Gavin Williamson “misjudged” the mood in classrooms and homes across the country?

        Gavin Williamson says children have become undisciplined & unruly due to lockdowns & homeschooling – really? What ALL of them??? I was interviewed last night in BBC Radio London about Gavin Williamson remarks about banning mobile phones in schools and his suggestion that […]

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CREATING A MEMORY JAR OF FAMILY MOMENTS TO REMEMBER.

For me, living is the little things. It’s noticing the small magic moments of the everyday. I was coming out of my hotel room on holiday recently as a taxi driver was proudly finishing off waxing his black Mercedes carrier. It gleamed in the hot sun & […]

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