Educating for the future

By Arpana Valji from Families Magazine The World Economic Forum recently stated that 65% of today’s jobs will be non-existent for the children that entered primary school this year. The workplace of the future is going to be looking for communication skills, growth mindset, creativity, and resilience. The schools that will equip our children...

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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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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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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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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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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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Tips to help Your Children Back to School

The return to school on Monday 8th March will be quite daunting for many young people. After weeks away from their regular place of learning they will naturally wonder what school will be like when they step through the gates. Some children cannot wait to return while others may feel nervous. As a parent you will be aware of most of the concerns...

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Back to school post lockdown

Back to school following lockdown Have you seen the meme featuring Hugh Grant as the prime minister in Love Actually representing parents across the country at 9.05am on 8th March?  Hilarious and in many cases true! But what are the plans, and what do we really need to know about our children returning to school?  We have asked consultant Sarah...

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Preparing for school post lockdown

Preparing for school post lockdown As parents we love our children unconditionally, we want to protect them and we are desperate for them to be happy, confident and resilient. The pandemic has created profound uncertainty for us all and this, naturally has an effect on our own and our children’s emotional health. Here are a few tips and reflections...

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Helping your child cope with stress

Helping Your Child Cope with Stress The stress levels of parents working from home right now are probably very high.  This is possibly also true of the children they are supporting in their homeschooling.  Primary school children are particularly affected as they are less likely to be in live lessons, less likely to be allowed out to meet one friend...

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