How to Avoid Smartphone and Social Media Burnout in your Family

Written By Soren Kenner and Imran Rashid Excessive use of smartphones and social media may lead to stress, sleep disturbances, anxiety, depression, concentration issues, lowered self-esteem, and more. But just how big is the problem and what can you do to avoid it in your family? In a recent report, the UK Chief Medical examiner advises parents...

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Helping your child make friends

By Poppy O’Neill For children, social interactions and expectations can be confusing! Things like rejection, big life changes, sensitivity and shyness can impact children’s ability to make or keep friends. Without guidance, children might feel helpless and baffled by the ups and downs of friendships. But there’s a lot you can do as a parent...

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Encouraging a Growth Mindset in your Child

Written by Gabrielle Nash from Families magazine Children are like sponges, aren’t they? They soak up every new thing, whether it’s a new word or the latest trend. But are they learning new things in the right way? You may not have given it much thought, but the way we speak to our children can have a huge impact on how they learn. If you’re...

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Preparing Your Child for School

If your child is starting school in September, you may be wondering how best to prepare them for this big new adventure! Firstly, don’t worry if they can’t read a word or write their own name. The ability to interact, communicate and exercise a degree of independence is actually far more important than reading or writing skills when a child starts...

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How Do You Prepare to Care for Your Elderly Loved Ones?

People in the UK are living longer and as a result, the elderly population has grown significantly. Whilst this is obviously a good thing, it can also create challenges. As you get older, you are more likely to need additional health and social care. So, what is considered ‘old’? Typically, anyone over the age of 65 is considered to be an...

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The best type of staycation for YOUR family

By Claire Winter from Families Magazine Many of us will be making the most of the sights closer to home this year as we holiday here in the UK. But who knew there was so much to see in our own countries? From glorious beaches, to remote wilderness, gorgeous villages to busier cities, there truly is something for everyone. But how do you know...

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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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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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