Knowing how to quell a supermarket tantrum, what emojis mean (we recommend and memorising the names of TV characters are among the top ‘hacks’ every parent should take time to master, it has emerged. How to set up parental controls on devices and knowing different social media acronyms, suchRead More →

Swearing in front of your children IS acceptable – according to more than half of parents. The astonishing findings emerged in a new survey of 2,000 parents of children aged 0-16. The results show 52 per cent are happy to use bad language in the presence of their children andRead More →

With the nightmare that plastic pollution is creating in our oceans now high on political, personal and news agendas, the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), the UK’s leading marine charity, is throwing down the gauntlet to the public to take on its Plastic Challenge for the month of July. With moreRead More →

The first gay dad to adopt in Scotland was among the recent winners at the second annual Scottish Parent Awards, where parents and carers from across Scotland are recognised for their outstanding contribution to their families and communities. James Smith, who along with his partner Neil, formally adopted now 12-year-oldRead More →

Plastic, the ocean, Emmeline Pankhurst, Donald Trump, Brexit, Korea, Grenfell Tower, unicorns, slime and computer gameFortniteare just some of the people and subjects that influence British children’s creativity and use of language, says a new report published by Oxford University Press (OUP). Following OUP’s analysis of 134,790 short storiesfrom childrenRead More →

Over the wall free the wall free therapeutic camps to benefit Scottish children Free recreational activity camps for children with health challenges are to be set up in Perth and Fife with the aim of providing them with the experience of a lifetime. The residential camps are scheduled to takeRead More →

Looking out for fake news According to a new report published by Ofcom, nine out of 10 children say they ‘always, ‘often’ or ‘sometimes’ stop to consider the truth of a story they come across online, demonstrating that youngsters are aware of the concept of fake news. Reporting on theRead More →

The Stick Man Trail Much-loved picture book character Stick Man is featuring in a new free activity trail at Polbeth and West Calder Community Garden, to encourage children to ‘branch out’ and explore the natural world. Stick Man, created by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, will be appearing around theRead More →