Miscellaneous Advice for Parents Articles

Here are a range of articles covering a range of advice for parents in the media by Dr Amanda Gummer:



18th Nov 2015


John Lewis Play Day

The Play Day will offer parents the chance to talk to the play experts at Fundamentally Children to gain insight on different toys and help promote healthy development.





17th Nov 2015


How to Talk to Children about Terrorism

Dr Gummer offers her advice on how to break bad news to children and how to talk about terrorism to them.


Talking to Children about traumatic events



9th June 2015


Dad’s Survival Guide: Toddler Tantrums

Dr Gummer offers her advice on what to do when your child begins to throw a tantrum





20th May 2015


Is the Anti-Pink Movement missing the point?

Dr Gummer shares her views on this ongoing debate of gender toy equality




20th May 2015


Moving House and how Children can be affected

Britain’s leading expert on Child Play, Toys and Development, Dr Amanda Gummer, explains how how children can benefit from set goals and aims throughout the year.



22nd Nov 2014


Stay at Home Dads? Why Swapping Gender Roles doesn’t always work

Dr Amanda Gummer weighs in on the debate of why gender role swapping does not always work.


girl and dad playing with blocks



10th Nov 2014


Is it ever acceptable to leave your Child at Home?

Dr Amanda Gummer shares her own experiences on whether it is ever acceptable to leave a child at home.





6th Nov 2014


Parents rebel against Gender-specific colours for their Children’s clothing

Dr Amanda Gummer offers her thoughts on Gender-Stereotyped Clothing for Children.



Sept/Oct 2014


Not Pretty in Pink

Dr Amanda Gummer adds to the on-going debate regarding gender-stereotyping




 24th Aug 2014


Why Teens & Alcohol don’t mix

Is teenage drinking just harmless fun or is it the first on the road to Alcoholism?



 21st May 2014


Is it Fair to fine Parents for Half-Term Holidays?

This highly-discussed topic is put forward to our Child Development expert, Dr Amanda Gummer, who give her reasons as to when it is and is not fair to fine parents




 24th Feb 2014


The Pain of being a long-distance Granny

Dr Gummer explains how to prevent your child from saying rude words.




 Dec 2014


Dream On: Should we tell Children the difference between Imagination and Reality?

Our Child Development Expert, Dr Amanda Gummer spoke to Right Start Magazine to discuss how truthful parents should be with children about Fantasy and Reality at Christmas.




 Nov 2014


Why Playing Serious is no longer an Oxymoron (page 52)

Dr Amanda Gummer spoke to Toy News about how serious play in early years for Children can beneficial for them.





 24th Oct 2014


How to Kick Common Childhood Habits

Dr Amanda Gummer discusses how to help your child tackle their childhood habits




 21st Jul 2014


Kicking Habits: My Child won’t Stop Biting Me

Dr Amanda Gummer shares her advice on how to stop your child’s biting habits




 10th Jul 2014


What makes up a ‘Healthy Play Diet’?

Dr Amanda Gummer discusses what makes a healthy play diet and the importance of it.




 5th Jun 2014


Why Imagination is key for our Toddlers

Dr Amanda Gummers discusses the value and importance of imaginative play from an early age




April 2014


8 Tips for the Perfect Baby Bedroom

Dr Gummer speaks with Kiddicare this month to share her tips on decorating a baby’s bedroom




 6th Mar 2014


How to Tackle tricky questions from Children

Dr Amanda is at hand to help you answer some of those awkward questions that your child may ask you





 24th Feb 2014


5 Unconventional Parental Methods

Dr Amanda Gummer comments on the Alpha parenting approach