In the media, there is a lot of speculation about the effects of different parenting styles on children and even which is the ‘right’ way to parent. This can not only cause confusion but also leave us feeling under pressure to live up to a certain style of parenting. However, research has shown that, in…
November 19, 2018
Kids who have a secure attachment with their parent stand a much better chance of developing happy and content relationships with others as they grow up!
January 9, 2018
Sometimes Actions Speak Louder than Words, so here is our list on how to encourage and improve communication with a non verbal child.
October 3, 2017
Expert Psychologist, Dr Amanda Gummer, comments on recent findings that early parental intervention can help to reduce the long-term symptoms of autism.
October 26, 2016
Our Guest Blogger, Melissa Hood explains how parents can get children to do as they’re told and understand that doing what they’re told is, in fact, in their best interests
July 21, 2016
With the vast availability of methods of communication available today, it has never been easier (and more accessible!) to communicate with other people worldwide. However, this means an increasing amount of our communication is happening via screens rather than in person. It is important to make sure we are still developing emotional literacy skills which…
November 13, 2015
This week we found the following guide to age-appropriate chores for children: (Source / Click to Enlarge) While having a guide can be a really useful starting point, we wanted to update the list to make it more relevant for a modern family in the UK. You can have a look at our list below. Getting your…
September 23, 2015
Our team of testers love Orchard Toys Shopping List and we were not at all surprised to discover that it is Orchard’s best selling game of all time. We were intrigued when we heard that Orchard were revamping and relaunching it. As fans of the original, we were of the ‘if it ain’t broke don’t fix…
September 21, 2015
Congratulations to all parents – you’ve made it through the school summer holidays and you now have some free time! What are you going to do with it? Whether you work full time, you’re having a break from paid work, or you’re somewhere in the middle (like most of the Fundamentally Children Team – just…
September 11, 2015
It can be frustrating when you want to know how your child’s day at school went, but the only response to “how was your day?” is, “fine”. You can’t really do a lot with “fine”. Sara Goldstein is a mum who recently described her own struggle, and suggested that despite good intentions, perhaps “how was…
September 10, 2015