Addressing Post-Covid Learning Loss

By Emma Martin from Families Magazine As our worlds slowly open back up and children are in school once again, for many parents a key question will be how they can support their child’s learning post-COVID. There has been much in the news about children being ‘behind’ and needing to ‘catch up.’ However, just as important is their emotional...

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Men Can Live Longer!

Men can live longer! There are a now neighbourhoods in the UK where men can expect to live to about 90 years on average. These areas are, perhaps unsurprisingly, very affluent as well as few and far between. But they prove something very significant: Too many men still die early One big problem is that men generally take too many risks with...

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Pride for families

Pride month for families June is Pride month dedicated to celebrating the LGBTQ+ communities all around the world. Pride is usually celebrated with lots of parades and marches but with social distancing still in place, things will be a little different this year.  LGBT pride month is a celebration of the LGBT community and a recognition of what...

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Let the half-term fun begin!

Since the government’s easing of lockdown restrictions since May 17th, hugs and holidays are back – with many UK attractions welcoming visitors back through their doors. The easing of restrictions opens more opportunities for activities and days out this May half term with your children. The rule of six- or two-house household restrictions...

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Autism – the myths & facts

It is important to remember the autistic spectrum is just that – a spectrum. People with autism are all different and have varying challenges and strengths. Advice can be conflicting and it can be hard to know what to believe.  Here we look at some common misconceptions. Autism is a ‘trendy’ condition that everyone seems to be keen to diagnose. There...

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Post autism diagnosis support

Autism is a lifelong disorder that has a great impact on the child or young person and their family or carers. There may be a sense of relief that others agree with their observations and concerns about their child. Diagnosis and the assessment of needs can offer an understanding of why a child or young person is different from their peers and can...

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Seeking a diagnosis for autism

Autism is a lifelong disorder that has a great impact on the child or young person and their family or carers.  Children can be diagnosed as autistic when they’re quite young but getting a diagnosis is not always easy and in some cases the diagnosis may come later in life. It must be recognised that there may be other explanations for concerns...

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Violence against women – talking to teens

Creating positivity around women and talking about gender equality to young children is thought to help with how boys, in particular, will treat women when they become adults. This article looks at how you can make a difference to the way your older children view women. For advice and tips on how to help younger children see our article ‘Educating...

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Educating kids to stop violence against women

Following the recent murder of Sarah Everard, violence against women and girls has again been thrust into the spotlight. Today’s children and teenagers need to be brought up with a firm belief in gender equality and non-violence, to enable a change in mindsets and cultural beliefs and so a safer society for all. With constant on-line access,...

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Is your child on the autism spectrum?

This week is World Autism Awareness Week. We will be publishing a series of articles regarding autism across the week which we hope will be useful to you. People with autism have many different traits and this list is not exhaustive, nor will one person have every sign. Communication difficulties Echoing words/phrases without contextTaking...

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