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Blog entries tagged with "preteens"

Is Lack of Sleep taking its toll on Children?

How many hours of sleep does a five-year-old need?  Does the time at which a child sleeps matter? What hormones are produced only during sleep?  If, as a parent, you don’t know the answers, you are not alone.  According to a new survey by the Slee...

Posted on 21 June 2012

Choosing your child’s school – what to consider?

Of course you want your child to be happy and healthy – you also want to give them the best education available. So how do you decide?  It is really important to be ahead of the game and understand what’s out there and what will work for you and...

Posted on 31 July 2012

Homework Battles

Parental involvement in their children’s education is a hugely important, but what is required is a balance between providing support and making your child an independent learner.  Parents who do everything for their children are putting them at a...

Posted on 07 June 2015

Finding the right childcare for pre-teens

There are a number of different options for parents wanting to find the right out of school childcare for their pre-teens that fits around their lives. Here Debra Tammer from Bestbear, which provides information on childcare services to parents,...

Posted on 27 January 2016

School meals

It started as a blog that only her family were expected to read. Now, nine year-old Martha Payne’s NeverSeconds diaries about her lunches at school in Scotland have become an internet hit – getting parent forums talking again about what’s on the...

Posted on 28 May 2015

Friendships

Friendship is one of life’s greatest gifts. For toddlers, early socialising establishes healthy patterns for solid friendships later in life and lays foundations for a strong ‘sense of self’. For older children, a personal support network creates ...

Posted on 12 September 2017

How to ensure your child has a healthy relationship with social media

Is social media “ripping apart the social fabric of how society works”? These are the words of a former Facebook executive, who recently expressed regret and guilt over his part in building tools for the social media network that are “destroying h...

Posted on 24 January 2018