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20 Moving Father’s Day Poems to Honour Your Relationship With Your Dad

This Father’s Day, pay tribute to your  Dad (or Grandpa, or any father figure) with a poem that says just how you feel. But if you’re not a poet, fear…

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20 Moving Father’s Day Poems to Honour Your Relationship With Your Dad

This Father’s Day, pay tribute to your Dad (or Grandpa, or any father figure) with a poem that says just how you feel. But if you’re not a poet, fear not! Here’s a lovely collection of Father’s Day poems and quotes to inspire that perfect greeting card or […]

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How to spot your child’s language of love

How to spot your child’s language of love In our modern society raising happy, confident, well balanced and emotionally healthy kids is often increasingly difficult. Kids seem to speak a completely different language when they are texting or chatting on the internet that is sometimes hard to […]

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Online Children’s Book Festival – June 26th and 27th 2021 and YOU’RE INVITED!

  Little did I know when I started #TheSueAtkinsBookClub to help parents in a pandemic that it would blossom & bloom into such a vibrant enthusiastic, creative & collaborative group of authors We now have our FREE online Book Festival with Independent Thinking Worldwide https://www.independentthinking.co.uk/itl-online/childrens-book-festival/ and YOU […]

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Helping Children Develop Emotional Literacy & Self Regulation

  There has been much talk and research around emotional intelligence and emotional literacy that suggests they lead to better health, higher academic achievement and stronger relationships. I believe the skills of emotional intelligence are learned — and parents are the best people to teach them to […]

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What If There’s Absolutely Nothing Wrong With Your Toddler Throwing A Tantrum?

Toddlers are brilliant. Aren’t they? They live in the present moment. But, perhaps they’re also the most misunderstood humans on the planet. Perhaps as parents, we have forgotten what it’s like to be a toddler. To be small and dependent. To be constantly learning. To feel only […]

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Children’s Books About Dads to Celebrate Dads All Year Round!

When it’s Father’s Day I always miss my wonderful Dad as he was just such a wonderful person, charismatic, kind, thoughtful, funny and great, great fun. From my Dad I learnt my values, my confidence, my tenacity. From my Dad I learnt compassion, finding the balance in […]

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It’s World Environment Day – here are some great books on nature, the environment & climate change.

  Today is #WorldEnvironmentDay – the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness & action to protect our environment. 🌍 For books for young readers on nature, the environment & climate change, to check out from Children’s Books Ireland   Going Green reading list: #EveryChildAReader

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How Do You Talk to Children about Cancer?

  How do you talk to children about Cancer? Receiving a cancer diagnosis is challenging at any age, but for children in particular, it can be hard to understand what’s happening. HuffPost Parents asked Mary Costello, a former teacher to recommend books that will help children understand […]

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Teaching Tolerance – an important value in an angry world. Race, class, gender and kids’ conversations.

              This is a tough subject that many parents are shying away from, and it’s not about the birds and the bees! A new study by the researchers at Sesame Street indicates a majority of parents may not be having a […]

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Skip the Silent Treatment: Address Conflict with Connection.

Lots of us withdraw at the first sign of conflict, suppress things, withhold things & wait for people to figure out what’s wrong with us, like a mind reader, instead of just being honest about what’s going on. It’s more helpful to ask yourself: ‘What am I […]

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On the Anniversary of George Floyd’s Murder: Talking to Kids About Racism, Early and Often Is Important.

On the 25th May it will be one year since George Floyd was killed while in police custody, prompting a global outpouring of grief and outrage and forcing millions of people around the world to confront, address & think about unconscious bias & racist attitudes and behaviour. […]

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Make it Count: A Guide for Parents and Carers on Children’s Mental Health

A rather grim & growing report from Sky News has suggested that COVID-19 has created a crisis for ‘years to come’ – as lockdowns have put children under ‘unprecedented’ levels of distress Sky News is given unique access to a child and adolescent mental health trust to […]

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8 Must-Have Toys and Activities for Increasing Your Infant’s Developmental Skills

  Here’s a great list of appropriate activities that will help to increase your little infant’s developmental skills around all the major skills from motor, social, emotional and language skills as recommended by Kevin Zoromski from Michigan State University. ‘Whenever you are looking for comfort objects and […]

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Simple Tips for Coping with Separation and Divorce.

  I always tell my clients that divorce is a process not an event and that it is OK to feel that you are wading through treacle some days and feeling more empowered and hopeful in others.   It often feels like you take three steps forward and […]

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Why Dads Matter in Divorce.

  I’m working with a very sad, distressed and rather defeated Dad going through a divorce and I have been supporting him by championing him, believing in him, and encouraging him to focus all his energy on not fighting the old, but on building the new. I […]

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