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Parenting Sunshine Using Your Head, Your Heart & Your Gut ☀️

Did you know you have three brains? Bet that surprised you! You might have read that Neuroscience now tells us that we each have three brains. The one we most often…

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Parenting Sunshine Using Your Head, Your Heart & Your Gut ☀️

Did you know you have three brains? Bet that surprised you! You might have read that Neuroscience now tells us that we each have three brains. The one we most often think about and pay attention to is the “head” or cephalic brain. The heart (cardiac) and a […]

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Feel like it’s Groundhog Day? Try The Point of Control Strategy

  It’s October we’re into the new Autumn season of darker days colder evenings & more of the same. Digging deep, juggling & surviving the last 18 months has turned into that constant sense of Groundhog Day like bland music on a loop in an elevator. Maybe […]

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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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Why R.A.I.N Can Help.

A couple of years ago, I discovered a 4-step mindfulness process that offers support for difficult days. It’s called RAIN (which is an acronym for the 4 steps of the process). Here are the 4 steps in brief R ☔️ Recognise – what is happening. A ☔️ Allow – […]

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Sarah Everard: How parents can talk to their daughters about the horror of the murder case

  I’m featured today in the i newspaper and will be speaking about how to talk to daughters about the murders of Sarah Everard and Sabina Nessa on Women’s Hour on BBC Radio 4 also. As Sarah Everard’s rape and murder by a police officer has left the […]

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What Happened To Sarah Everard Could Have So Easily Have Happened To My Daughter

  My daughter lives in Clapham Common. She walks, runs, socialises & loves the buzz of living in the area where I was born & went to school. She’s 26 and has been distressed, anxious & angry about what’s happened & when I went to have lunch […]

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10 ways to STOP Guilt – The Biggest Gremlin of Parenting!

I’m writing my notes for a Peanut Pod that I’m doing, as well as a Zoom business talk for a global business around “Lunch and Learn” bite sized talks for 45 minutes on a wide range of topics. Parenting is such a vast subject isn’t it, and one […]

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The Sue Atkins Wednesday Story – Develop An Ant Philosophy

The Ant Philosophy by Jim Rohn   “Over the years I’ve been teaching kids about a simple but powerful concept – the ant philosophy. I think everybody should study ants. They have an amazing four-part philosophy, and here is the first part: ants never quit. That’s a […]

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Do Emma Raducanu’s parents hold the secret to bringing up a strong and successful child?

  How many of us over these past few days have looked at British tennis star Emma Raducanu and wondered what on earth her parents did right? It’s not just the sporting prowess, which led to her winning the US Open at just 18 years old. It’s […]

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How To Juggle & Balance Hybrid Working With Family Life – The New Normal Part 2

  Let’s talk about your new everyday normal. How to achieve a happy, secure, effective hybrid work- family balance. 65% of public sector organisations say hybrid working – a mix of remote and office-based work – will be here to stay after Covid-19. 55% of private firms […]

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How To Juggle & Balance Hybrid Working With Family Life – The New Normal Part 1

Let’s talk about your new everyday normal. How to achieve a happy, secure, effective hybrid work- family balance. 65% of public sector organisations say hybrid working – a mix of remote and office-based work – will be here to stay after Covid-19. 55% of private firms agree. […]

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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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HELP – It’s the Horrible Homework Hour. Tips to Stop Homework Battles.

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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Children’s Books about Refugees & Immigration

  The tragic events in Afghanistan have affected everyone & you may like to read some books that start conversations around events that help your children to understand the plight of refugees. Here is a collection of books recommended by a community of primary teachers, TAs, children’s authors, librarians and book […]

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5 Year Olds Are Having Panic Attacks About Meeting Friends for Playdates After Repeated Covid Lockdowns.

I have been invited to speak on the Andrew Pierce podcast for The Daily Mail about this really distressing report. 5 Year Olds Are Having Panic Attacks about Meeting Friends for Playdates after Repeated Covid Lockdowns. Children as young as five are having panic attacks about meeting […]

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