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Did you know that there are FOUR parenting ‘feeding styles,’ but only ONE is actually good for your kids’ health?

Raising a healthy eater is a full-time job isn’t it? If you're a parent, you are well aware of juggling your family’s activities from football to Rainbows, finding time for…

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Did you know that there are FOUR parenting ‘feeding styles,’ but only ONE is actually good for your kids’ health?

Raising a healthy eater is a full-time job isn’t it? If you’re a parent, you are well aware of juggling your family’s activities from football to Rainbows, finding time for homework, doctor’s appointments, play dates, sleep overs and much more. But an important part of your parenting […]

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Porn Has Fuelled A 400% Rise In Child-On-Child Assaults In the UK. My Advice For Protecting Children From Online Pornography.

In a report by The Daily Mail, convictions of rape by those aged under 17 years old have almost doubled in just four years in the UK. A representative from the Ministry of Justice has warned that extreme pornography is fuelling this alarming rise in the number […]

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Divorce Without Damage – Your Parenting Plan

Your Parenting Plan This is an example of the sort of basic parenting plan that I help the parents I work with to create, as they go through the transition of divorce. It will help you think through the numerous issues related to co parenting your children […]

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Is Yelling at Your Children Verbal Abuse?

I was asked to contribute to the new Jeremy Vine TV Show on Channel 5 about whether yelling or shouting at children is verbal abuse. We all lose the plot at times & lose our temper & end up shouting at our kids, but what is the […]

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BEWARE of Parenting Under ‘Nanny State’ Next Door Neighbours – if this sounds crazy to you, that’s because it is.

I was invited on to the Michael Graham Show on talkRADIO talking about this parenting story in America. It struck a cord with me as I’m locked into a bit of an unpleasant situation with my next door neighbours after I trimmed their overhanging branches in my garden. […]

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HELP – It’s the Horrible Homework Hour!

They’re home, they’re fed, the telly’s off and now it’s the Homework Horror Hour! A recent survey carried out by the Government’s “Get On” Campaign reveals that 7 in 10 parents are wary of helping their children with their homework and are finding it increasingly difficult to […]

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Should ‘Fireman Sam’ become ‘Firefighter Sam’ ?

I’m discussing Ann Millington, chief executive of Kent Fire & Rescue’s suggestion that the children’s TV character Fireman Sam should be renamed ‘Firefighter Sam’ on BBC Radio Kent It strikes me as a good idea – what do you think? I think all programming should be diversified, […]

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Manic Mums and Dazed Dads

Are you stuck in the spin cycle of life………….. exhausted, wrung out and dizzy? Do you find yourself falling into bed worn out, frustrated and complaining “Where did the time GO?” Then welcome to the Club! You are not alone as I coach lots of Mums and […]

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Children are less ready for school than five years ago, say school leaders. So what is ‘School Readiness?’

What is School Readiness? As a former Deputy Head and Reception Class Teacher I’ve been asked to comment on the new survey released today that says that 8 out of 10 school leaders report that many children arriving at primary school are not ready to take part […]

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Your ADHD Child and Homework

  Minimising homework and study battles with your attention deficit disorder (ADD /ADHD) child & helping them succeed in homework is often about separating out the tasks into 20 minute chunks and reinforcing their positive behaviour with specific praise. Below are some hints, tips and techniques to get […]

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