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    WHY WE NEED TO LEARN FROM OUR NORDIC NEIGHBOURS REGARDING CHILDCARE

    March 22, 2018 admin

      So, you decide to have a family.  Great.  You are given maternity leave.  Great.  You are then told you need to go back to work or you decide to continue with your career.  Great.  You then search for childcare that you can afford.  Not so great.   The UK has the most expensive childcare models in the developed world.  It costs on average £218 a week for full time care.  The cost is every increasing, yet wages don’t keep…

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    A GUIDE TO THE SCHOOL RUN

    March 9, 2018 admin

    Mornings can be a stressful time of day – sleeping in, getting ready, rushing around trying to make sure you don’t leave anything behind. Then comes the added stress of sitting traffic, hoping you manage to make it on time. The same applies to the school run, except you are now responsible for more than just yourself. According to a recent survey, 77% of parents describe the school run as more stressful than work or grocery shopping, and 80% confessed to losing their temper…

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    4 FUN WAYS TO ENGAGE WITH YOUR TEENAGER & GIVEAWAY

    November 13, 2017 admin

    Keeping in touch with your teenager as they grow can be challenging.  However, there are a few tactics which will strengthen your relationship and be fun too!  While some activities you may not be too keen on, it’s better to think of the bigger picture and why you are doing them.  It’s the perfect opportunity to get to know your teenager all over again, what they like and don’t like and your relationship will also be more relaxed.   Go…

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    6 TOP TIPS TO HELP YOU DISCIPLINE YOUR TEENAGER

    October 9, 2017 admin

    Disciplining is difficult as a parent at the best of times.  It becomes even more difficult with teenagers.  Having a balance between instilling independence in your teenager to setting boundaries means as a parent we have a fine line to tread.   Below I’ve listed some ways to help you with discipline for your teenagers.   Stay calm & don’t overreact In the heat of the moment this is the most difficult thing to do but it’s also important.  If…

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    HOW THIS GAME PLAN CAN HELP YOU PARENT YOUR TEENAGER

    October 3, 2017 admin

        I don’t know about you but there are days when I need a little bit of help parenting.  I try my best to have a great relationship with my teenager as it seems to help with everyone in the household being happy and content.   I’ve pulled together what I’m calling a game plan for anyone who needs that little bit of support parenting a teenager.   Game Plan Priority 1:  Eat dinner together Meal times, especially dinner…

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