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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.…

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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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Hot flushes, Hormones And Empty Nests

I will always remember the way my heart lurched as my daughter announced that she was going to take the Offer from Manchester University after all and go a year EARLIER than she had planned. Of course I was thrilled that she was off to University but […]

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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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Depression is the most common new issue affecting young people.

I was interviewed on LBC Radio http://www.lbc.co.uk/ discussing the latest survey by the charity Relate revealing that mental health issues are bringing increasingly more young people into the counselling room. 64% of those counsellors surveyed said mental health/depression was the most common new issue affecting young people. […]

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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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85 Children’s Books About Friendship

  I get asked a great deal about friendship issues whether they are between toddlers or kids entering into their teenage years full of angst & hormones! If you read a story to your kids about friendship issues it often takes the pressure off them & offers […]

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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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Your Friendship Has Gone Wrong. What To Do Next.

Is it you? Is it them? Or is it both of you? Children are always falling in & out of friendships as they navigate the choppy waters of relationships aren’t they? I remember when I was Deputy Head attending our schools Carol Concert in Bletchingley many years […]

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Tips for Dealing with Your Kids Friendship Challenges

We’ve all been there ….. your child comes home upset and distressed about falling out with their friend or friends at school. You feel helpless or protective and want to rush out and sort it all out for your child…… but here’s a few practical tips…… Younger […]

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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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