Designing a Bedroom for an Autistic Child

Designing a Bedroom for an Autistic Child Relaxing, Nurturing and Functional: Designing a Bedroom for an Autistic Child It can be a lot of fun to design a bedroom for your child that appeals to her likes, interests and abilities. A child needs to feel special and find ways to express her individuality – a custom-designed bedroom can certainly...

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Redefining Conventional Families

Redefining conventional families There was a time when everyone could tell you what an ‘average family’ was. A Mum and Dad and 2.4 children (never quite understood that number myself) were the norm and every TV advert featured a stereotypical family of four with matching hair colour. But what is a conventional family now? Is there such a thing...

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Starting nursery

Starting nursery – how to prepare your child Starting nursery school is a big step for both children and their parents. For many it will be the first time they have regular and substantial separation from each other and in addition it marks the beginning of the child’s path towards increasing independence. This often gives rise to mixed feelings...

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Supporting your Child with Friendship Challenges

Supporting your child with friendship issues Life and relationships are not always easy and we learn our skills as children, watching the interactions of our parents and other adults in our lives. What we learn as children then sets our patterns of relating in adulthood. Falling out with friends is normal during childhood and it is through struggling...

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A look at good company culture

A Look at Good Company Culture: How Performance (and Everything Else) Will Follow Despite some improvements in happiness levels among the UK workforce, The Independent reveals that nearly half are still set on searching for new jobs. And the biggest culprit? Poor management. Poor management is an expensive weakness that can cost companies lost productivity...

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Stay Healthy during the Winter Months

Six Ways to Stay Healthy during the Winter Months It’s tough getting you and your family through a long British winter without succumbing to illness somewhere along the way. Here are our top tips for making it through to spring without getting out the tissues!  Eat for Immunity Eat food that is rich in vitamins and minerals. Foods high in...

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The Inside Track on Exam Preparation

The Inside Track on Exam Preparation In the coming year, many children will be preparing for SATS, senior school entrance exams or the 11 plus. It may seem too early to talk about teaching children of primary school age how to prepare for exams, but this is a skill they can hone, refine and use throughout their entire education (and even in their...

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Supporting Your Child with Exam Stress

Supporting Your Child with Exam Stress We have come to the time of year when many children are preparing to face exams or tests at school. These exams or tests vary in their significance for your child’s future. For some, they will be the stepping stone to the next part of their educational journey, for others an assessment of their progress this...

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Safety, online pressures and unhappy children

Safety, Online Pressures and Unhappy Children If you were asked to list items that make children unsafe, what would you say? Obviously, many parents would create an unending list of dangerous toys, strangers, bullies, and safety concerns hiding in our homes and flats. After all, we have read the dangers about choking hazards, toys made with lead...

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