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People face the hardships of home schooling and home working again in lockdown

Working from Home with Kids (Round Two)

As the reality of the next few months sinks in, more parents once again face the hardships of home schooling and home working, we explore how parents can cope with the pressures of working from home with kids (again).

“Our hearts literally sank when the Prime Minister said those words “schools are to close” because we remember what is was like last time – seriously tough times....

4 Tricks for Taking a Toddler to a Restaurant

Eating out with children who have not yet learned the food can be very frustrating and stressful. You will find yourself in a dreadful situation if you do not prepare in advance, there is nothing worse than a screaming child disturbing everyone in a restaurant. If you consider eating with children in your favorite restaurant, you must be patient. Here are some tips to help you out.

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There are ways to improve safety of children on their devices

Eight dangerous apps your kids are using

More children are choosing to spend their time online, and more hours online means more potential dangers.

And yet, not many parents are fully aware of the apps their children are using. Studies about children's media usage reveal that younger kids are spending more time on digital devices because of their accessibility, and the numbers increase yearly.

Thus, it is more...

Mum shouting at her son

How do I stop shouting at my kids so much?

I know I shout at my kids too much. How can I discipline them without shouting, and help us all get along better?

Paediatrician Carlos González, a father of three and author of Kiss Me: How to Raise Your Children With Love, says: “Who’s the one shouting all the time? Who’s the one in need of discipline? You’re an adult, you have the experience, the knowledge, the mind balance. You...

Get crafty with the kids

Ten fun craft projects you can do with the kids

When the stress of homeschooling starts to heighten, crack out the craft – easy, fun projects are great for encouraging kids to be creative, and can be relaxing too.

Get involved if you can, as focusing on just one thing can be wonderfully mindful, while your children will love spending quality time together. And if the mess stresses you out, choose an option you can do outside on a...

Family life, children arguing

How to get young children to listen to you and stop fighting with their sibling

No matter how accomplished a parent you are, there will still be stressful times when your child doesn’t listen to you, fights with their sibling or is simply naughty.

And how you handle those crisis points is crucial both to your child’s development and your parenting experience.

The parent-child relationship can benefit from using some stress-free psychotherapeutic...

Anita Rani Channel 4 Parenting

Anita Rani: Miscarriage is still such a taboo subject

Parenting is one of those subjects that everyone has opinions on, from the food we should be feeding kids to how we discipline them. And now there’s a brand-new show on Channel 4 in which mums and dads can compete to prove their way is how everyone should do it.

Each episode of Britain’s Best Parent? will see three different sets of parents showcase their individual parenting...

little girl blowing out candles on family birthday party

Virtual party guide launched as more than 600,000 children set to miss out on birthday celebrations during lockdown 

An online children’s gift list platform has revealed that more than 600,000* children under the age of 14 are set to miss out on birthday celebrations due to the Covid-19 lockdown. A survey has revealed parents spend an average of £150 on children’s birthday parties, saving families more than £103 million during the current 3-week isolation period. Following the announcement, 62% of parents...

Happy funny child draws laughing shows hands dirty with paint. Family.

How to get kids off their screens during lockdown

Dawn Isaac, author of 101 Things for Kids to Do Screen-Free, suggests kids should have designated daily screen-free time, and shares activity ideas.

Confined within four walls for the forseeable future, countless children are becoming even more dependent on screens to stave off the boredom of lockdown.

And while many parents will welcome the social interaction and...

When should you let your kids wear make-up?

At what age should you let kids start wearing make-up?

Parents have been saying that for decades – but in 2020, when kids are so grown-up they’re leading the climate change movement, running a hectic social life and constantly surrounded by imagery on TV, social media and the internet, wanting to look a certain way can start seeming important at a young age.

I’m a fan of fashion and beauty, but I’m also keen on slobbing around in my...

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