With recent data from the NSPCC’s Childline service showing that children as young as four years old are displaying signs of panic attacks, anxiety and depression, Alicia Eaton believes it’s becoming crucial for today’s parents to equip themselves with the ‘first aid’ skills that will support their child’s emotional wellbeing.
Children have an innate urge to play from birth right through to the teenage years. Freely chosen play (play which is directed by children) is critically important for all children as part of their everyday lives and access to quality, unstructured play is proven to help improve children and young
Alongside the joy and wonder of raising a child, the frustration and pitfalls of parenting also require navigation –often on a daily basis. Given that childhood is a short season, and parenting is far from easy, could mindfulness help us to lean in and be more present? International barrister, mindfulness
Despite the constant warnings from parents, teachers, charities and the police about staying safe when using the Internet, this summer a survey of 2,000 children revealed that almost a third of children aged eight to 13 have given out personal details, such as what school they go to, their email
Sometimes important life lessons that kids need to learn, like good behaviour, aren’t on the school curriculum. Jennifer Scott, author of the New York Times bestselling Madame Chic series, has turned her sophisticating talents to help children have fun while mastering the basics of manners and good-old fashioned politeness…
Most parents will argue in front of their children at some point. It can be difficult to think clearly when emotions are running high, but how you handle these conflicts is crucial for your child’s wellbeing and their understanding of how relationships work says Tanith Carey… Scenario:During an argument with your
These Glowing Jelly Lights(£4.99) from Infantino will make a big splash with little Octonauts. The multi-textured jellyfish light up when they are submerged in water, creating a unique sensory experience to keep little ones grinning amongst the bubbles!The colourful creatures bob around happily making them fantastic fishy friends for lots of
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 and