In April, more than 400 thought leaders, practitioners, researchers, government representatives and social innovators from around the world converged in Billund, Denmark, for the annual LEGO®Idea Conference.  This year’s theme was “Unlocking the Power of Parenting” focusing on ways to harness the power of parenting to support children’s development andRead More →

When East Linton mum-of-two Lorna Park realised that her young son had changed from being a happy, confident little boy to suffering from severe anxiety with a very negative mindset, she was determined to do something about it by creating the UK’s first positive psychology life book for kids. Lorna isRead More →

Natasha Geary writes on an age-old but important life lesson for kids. Never give up! I wish failure was taught in school. It should be because it’s the flip side to success; you don’t get one without the other. Our children aren’t taught that the road to success is potholed with painfulRead More →

By Alicia Peyrano It’s confirmed, a little life is growing inside you. There are so many questions that arise around this time and being in the business of helping young families as they start out in life, I feel so privileged to watch as women become pregnant and babies areRead More →

Anger is a perfectly normal human emotion, and all parents and carers will feel frustrated, stressed and angry with their children at some point. As we approach Anger Awareness Week (1-7 December) senior social worker and mentor Pam Rowe looks at ways to deal with our anger in a healthier wayRead More →

In their new book, Dads Don’t Babysit, frustrated fathers – successful dad blogger David Freed and journalist James Millar – are challenging society’s stereotype of what it really means to be Dad and asking just why is it so difficult to equally share the pleasures of parenting? Interview by Nadia Duncan A socialRead More →

Legendary children’s writer and UK Children’s Laureate, Lauren Child, is back with one of her most popular characters in a brand-new, laugh-out-loud story about the rather unconventional Bobton-Trents, giving us the perfect opportunity for a chat on creativity and how to get kids reading. Q) As the Waterstones Children’s Laureate forRead More →

The first ‘Bedtime Nanny’ service has been launched for parents who don’t want to, or find it too stressful, to put their children to bed! launched the service after demand for ‘bedtime support’ from its database of parents. A recent study of 2,000 mums by OnePoll revealed a third are wornRead More →

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 →