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Young people urged NOT to film terror attacks as this excellent campaign tells them to Run, Hide and Tell

 Survival expert Bear Grylls and England striker Jamie Vardy are among a host of celebrities who are fronting a new counter-terror campaign which advises young people what to do…

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Parenting Made Easy

in School Age

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FASCINATING & IMPORTANT read. The results are startling. “Overstimulating babies with devices primes them to become hyperactive for the rest of their life

“When Jessica’s mum, Sandy, tries to take away the iPad, there’s a tantrum that threatens to go nuclear: wobbly lip, tears, hands balled into fists and a high-pitched wail. “She does this a lot,” says Sandy. “She seems to prefer the iPad to everything else. Sometimes it’s […]

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Overcoming the fear of Down’s Syndrome by my friend Hayley Goleniowska

Inspiring, heart-breaking and uplifting …. my dear friend Hayley who writes a wonderful blog on http://www.downssideup.com/ Please share.

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As teachers are being told to stop calling kids ‘girls & boys’ – does that mean parents have to too?

I was speaking on the Nick Ferrari Show on LBC this morning about Head teachers being told by Natasha Devon to not call female pupils ‘girls’ or ‘ladies’ because it reminds them of their gender. The former mental health tsar said that teachers should stop using gendered […]

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Sue Atkins and Ditch the Label: ‘Can Parents Stop Bullying?’

Can Parents make it stop? As parents, we’re sure you’re familiar with the crippling pain and anger you feel when someone intentionally hurts or upsets your child. Its a world of mixed emotions telling you to protect your kid. The thing is, as a parent, there is […]

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Cyber Bullying Some Tips To Prevent It

In keeping with this week’s theme for Anti – Bullying Week. Here is my article on Cyber Bullying to give you some ideas to keep your children safe online in this new world of instant technology This is the “Always On” generation as 74% of connected young people use instant […]

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What Drives Perfectionism in Autism & How You Can Help Your Child Cope.

I’m working with a lovely 9 year old boy, who is on the spectrum, to help his self esteem and his perfectionism as it’s causing him anxiety. What Drives Perfectionism in Autism & How You Can help Your Child Cope. In today’s society, perfectionism seems widely accepted […]

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‘It’s not me it’s my OCD’ – ways to alleviate and reduce the symptoms.

I have been working with a family with two teenage girls displaying signs of anxiety manifesting itself in OCD symptoms. I use a mixture of Neuro Linguistic Programming as well as Emotional Freedom Techniques (‘tapping’) that you have probably seen Paul McKenna use on his many TV […]

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Is it OK to let boys wear tiaras and tutus? Church of England tells schools new anti-bullying rules.

I’m speaking on BBC Radio WM in the Midlands today about The Church of England sending out guidance to its 4,700 schools saying that at its schools, boys should be allowed to wear tiaras and tutus, in a policy it hopes will aim to curb transphobic bullying. […]

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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? I was speaking on BBC Radio Suffolk today about a new study by Ofsted that suggests that ‘old fashioned’ nursery rhymes are no longer being sung to children – leaving them badly prepared for school. […]

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Why you should NEVER let your child play on a phone before bed.

  I work as a Consultant to Danone in Paris and have written over 40 articles for them recently, and one piece of advice I gave them was not to add bedtime stories on ipads for parents to read last thing at night with their children. The […]

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