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How Children Develop Talking and Listening Skills at School

Schools realise the vital importance in the learning process of developing talking and listening skills and therefore they set up opportunities within the school day to allow children to be able to practise and...

Encouraging Social Skills in Young Children

We encourage our children's social skills by putting them in social situations. They can get a sense of the social world by attending family events and spending time with people of different ages and...

Fierce Kids Fashion

Fashion is for everyone, young and old. The only proviso is that for kids it’s the parents who call the shots. And with fashion it’s all about the ‘tude. It’s not always what you...

Five Questions You Need to Ask Yourself Before You Get Pregnant

Babies are adorable. The desire to have a child is not at all uncommon whether you’re married and have been for several years or whether you’re single and plan to stay that way. A...

Old Wives Tales for Common Ailments

Recently I got the chance to hop on a ferry to France crossing from Dover to Calais with my parents for a lovely shopping spree. I did however develop a very sore throat on...

Are UK kids TV characters sexist?

The first ever series of the kids TV show Thomas and Friends hit our screens in September 1984. This show was filled with starry eyed young teen trains such as the loveable Thomas, Gordon...

Talking to Your Kids About Sex: 10 Things You Need to Know

Having 'the talk' with kids is never easy; even for the most relaxed and easy going parent. What you say will have a great impact on how your kids feel about sex and how...

10 Steps to Planning a Great Family Vacation on a Budget

For most families, vacation comes but once a year if it even comes that often. For that reason, you want your family vacation to go smoothly, be fun and most importantly be memorable for...

Keeping Your Kids Busy Over Summer Vacation

The time is coming, parents. Your kids will soon be done with school for the entire summer and you'll need to find some way to keep them entertained. That isn't really as hard as...

Are Your Kids on Drugs: 10 Warning Signs to Look For

Little is scarier to the parent of a teenager than the knowledge that, despite your best efforts, so many things could go wrong and this very important stage in their lives. Drugs are always...