Categories for parenting advice

How to talk to children about racism

With the Black Lives Matter movement bringing to the forefront issues that have been hidden in the background for a long time, you might be wondering how you can talk to your child about racism in the world in a constructive way.   I think we often make the mistake of avoiding difficult subjects, believing…
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September 10, 2020

The Importance of Balanced Play to a Child’s Development

  Dr Amanda Gummer and Fundamentally Children have joined forces with The Entertainer to promote balanced play and why it is crucial for a child to be playing right from an early age and the many benefits they can reap from doing so.  Below you can read an interview with BBC Radio Sheffield where Dr Gummer was posed several…
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August 2, 2019

Children’s exposure to TV ads for age-restricted products is falling

  A new study from the Advertising Standards Authority has revealed that between 2013 and 2017 children’s exposure to TV ads has declined by 29.7%, falling from 229.3 ads per week to 161.2.       Furthermore, the study also revealed that along with children’s exposure to TV ads on the decline, certain types of content is…
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February 1, 2019 Tags:, , , , , , , , , ,

Benefits of encouraging screen-free outdoor play

Updated May 5th 2021 To mark screen-free week, we want to celebrate the wonderful benefits of outdoor play and look at why taking a ‘natural detox’ can be so important for our children’s development.  Play helps children to be creative, learn problem-solving skills and develop a sense of curiosity. In particular, free and active child-led…
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December 13, 2018 Tags:, , , , , , , ,