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Millions of children have never had an eye test

Millions of children have never had an eye test, with parents more likely to get their child’s shoe size checked than their eyesight. A study of 2,000 parents found a quarter of children don’t get regular eye examinations, with…

Education Parenting

How To Help Your Children To Learn

You already know that learning isn’t something that is just limited to classrooms, and there are so many things that you could be doing to help your children to learn in new ways. Learning happens all the time and…


THESE are the best things about being a child

The best things about being a child include building dens, jumping in puddles, climbing trees – and dressing up. A study of 1,000 children under 11 found getting presents, feeling loved by parents and school holidays are also considered…

4-12 year olds Parenting

Let’s Talk About… Puberty

As parents, we all know that the day will come that we need to discuss puberty with our children. In my opinion, it shouldn’t be an option; it’s a necessity. Schools are obliged to teach a curriculum that involves…


Christmas Eve Traditions for Families

Christmas Eve is one of the most magical evenings of the year, and one that most likely is filled with a range of traditions. The sun sets, the air becomes crisp and cold, and children are bursting with excitement…


Supporting Your Child To Be A Good Friend Early On

You cannot put a price tag on friendships – especially quality friendships. Good friends provide a sense of safety and understanding needed for living an emotionally fulfilled life. But how do you go about making good friends? And more…