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Introducing ‘The Regular Parent’ series! Coming soon…

    As a mum of two little ones born less than a year apart, Fi Star-Stone knows that parenting isn’t always easy. Her gentle techniques and approachable manner are popular with families and celebrities worldwide. Fi is a qualified parenting advisor with over 24 years working with children and families. Her qualifications include a Degree in Childhood and Youth studies, an NNEB in
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Mothers day – do we really want or need the stuff?

The Mothers day marketing began just after the Valentines cards had been tidied away and the wilted roses were sold off at 50p instead of a fiver.  The grand gift adverts from jewellery stores that ‘mama really would like a diamond on Mothers day this year,’ to the local pubs and restaurants selling their ‘Mothers Day meal’ deal (the same meal you have on
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13% OF 8 TO 9 YEAR OLDS SPEND UP TO FOUR HOURS ON SOCIAL MEDIA – DESPITE HAVING TO BE 13 TO HAVE AN ACCOUNT!

Today’s children don’t know a world without social media – it’s an integral part of everyday life. But a consequence of this is that more and more parents are worried that their children could be sharing too much online.   The latest research commissioned by Equifax[1] the credit information expert, in support of Safer Internet Day which took place earlier this month, reveals that
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Children’s Mental Health Week 5-11 February 2018 #BeingOurselves

Place2Be launched the first ever Children’s Mental Health Week in 2015 to support children and young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing. Now in its fourth year, they hope to encourage more people than ever to get involved and spread the word. Children’s Mental Health Week 2018 – #BeingOurselves Some children and young people can find it difficult to think positively about themselves. Low
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Five tips for talking about terrorism to children.

Terrorism is an incredibly difficult subject to talk about with children, because even adults find it hard to understand and accept.  On a recent holiday with our two young children in Barcelona, we were forced to stay in our apartment on ‘lock down’ due to the awful terror incident in Las Ramblas. We arrived at an apartment around the same time a van mowed
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