Why It’s Important to Teach Children about Money

By Erik Bohjort Money. It’s a topic that some of us find difficult to talk about, especially when it comes to discussing personal finances. However, it’s important we are not silent about this topic as studies show that children are likely to grasp money management skills best when they are having fun practicing with their parents. Luckily,...

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The Guilty Parent Syndrome

By Dr Jan MacGregor Hepburn, article contributed from Families Magazine. As a parent, do you feel constantly guilty? About what you’ve said/done or not said/done? If so, you’d be forgiven for thinking that guilt and parenting must be inextricably linked. And you would be right! BUT they don’t have to be. There are three factors to consider,...

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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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