If you are one of the many parents who spent the school-free days of July and early August trying to prise the kids away from their game console and out into the fresh air you’re certainly not alone. The word Fortnite now has a completely different meaning in popular culturethanRead More →

After being diagnosed with post-natal anxiety and birth trauma following the birth of her first child, television presenter, life coach and author Anna Williamson went on a mission to uncover the real thoughts, feelings and behaviours that so many of us experience in the first few weeks of parenthood. Here,Read More →

Alastair Graham, CEO of AgeChecked, explains how we all have a role to play when it comes to safeguarding our children online… With most children having constant access to websites through their smartphones or games consoles, it’s become almost impossible to monitor our children’s online activity 24/7. This is becomingRead More →

Growing up in the modern world today many children are leading overstimulated and sometimes stressful lives. Worryingly, a key study by the Office of National Statistics found that one in ten children now suffer from mental health problems including stress, anxiety and depression. A much-needed antidote to help children letRead More →

Stand-up comedian Sam Avery (aka the Learner Parent) started his award-winning blog when his twin boys were born. Here, Sam shares some of the important lessons he has learnt about life after kids and the joys of fatherhood…  Changing Nappies You know you really love someone when you can’t waitRead More →

“Hello, This is the President of the USA talking. A fire?! I’ll be there straight away. After I make myself a cake. Bye, Bye!” George 5 We all know that kids say the funniest things, but do we really understand what they are trying to tell us? Creator of theRead More →

Did you watch the BBC 2 series no more boys and girls? In the two-part programme, Dr Javid Abdelmoneim tried to discover is the way parents and teachers treat boys and girls differently the reason we still haven’t achieved equality between men and women and asked what would happen toRead More →

Be honest. How many times today have you picked up your smartphone to check for a new email or to see how many likes you got for your last post or tweet? And how many hours in total do you devote a week to social media? As much as youRead More →

It’s back to the classroom for our primary school children but teaching them about the importance of a good night’s sleep is an essential life lesson. The beginning of a new school year and change in the season offers a great opportunity to create an improved bedtime routine for theRead More →