Many parents are now or will soon be faced with the decision on whether to send their child back to school – whether that’s for a few weeks before the summer or at the start of the new academic year in September. For some parents it will be an easy choice to make, for others…
June 11, 2020
Today anxiety is a frequently used word, but what does it actually mean, when does it become a cause for concern and how can you, as a parent, help?
June 7, 2018
Should children be formally tested in Primary School? The issue of testing primary school age children is a controversial one with many children suffering from stress as a result. Some parents and educators are also anti-formal testing; but is it all bad? According to a survey cited in the Guardian, eight out of 10 primary school…
April 24, 2018
We explore why Fidget spinners have rapidly become the latest craze in schools and why schools are quickly banning them from classrooms.
May 25, 2017
As children prepare for a new school, class or adventure, it’s not uncommon for them to be anxious. How parents help to deal with anxiety in children at a young age can set children up for life. Some children will learn to use anxiety to get out of doing things they don’t like, or as an…
August 7, 2015
It is vital for a child’s emotional well-being that he or she forms strong attachments to a small number of key carers. During the formation of these bonds (usually from around 6months) the child develops an increased fear of strangers. This is all part of normal, healthy development.
September 5, 2012