Activities to build self-esteem in kids – Tip 4

  Self-esteem is your child’s passport to lifetime mental health and social happiness It’s the foundation of your child’s well-being and their key to success as an adult. At all ages, how you feel about yourself affects how you act and one simple way to build self esteem is to play with your child regularly. […]

It’s not all child’s play ….

I read with growing dismay about a survey today suggesting  that UK parents are suffering a crisis of confidence when it comes to playing with their children. Almost half of 2,000 parents questioned said they would welcome expert help on how to play. Some 13% felt anxious about play, while 17% admitted buying toys and […]

“Mum…..I’m BORED !” Ideas, activities and things to ponder !

  My theme on Facebook today is boredom – kids need to experience it as it develops their creativity, their imagination and gets them active instead of passively watching the screens and away from being  what I  call “screenagers.” Join the debate ……!/SueAtkinsTheParentingExpert Read these fabulous articles from around the world all about BOREDOM […]

Outdoor play, mud pies and climbing trees

I used to love taking my kids to the park when they were young and watching them run off to chase our dogs, jump, hide, shout, whistle, climb and explore the natural world. Wrapped up warm with jumpers and wellies they always arrived back home with rosy cheeks, a healthy glow and a big smile. […]