Five Things I Thought I Would Never Do When I Had Kids

Five Things I Thought I Would Never Do When I Had Kids

Elaine Cogan  24.07.2016
There were many things I swore I would never do before I had a baby. Pretty much all of those ideals have long since fallen by the wayside,...
How and Whether It Is Possible to Integrate Without Exclusion?

How and Whether It Is Possible to Integrate Without Exclusion?

Rhys Wyn Evans  24.07.2016
In recent years, we've found that where parents tell their kids that, for this party, they should choose to invite, say, six or eight friends,...
Even Disney World Isn't Always For The Whole Family

Even Disney World Isn't Always For The Whole Family

Laura Moore  24.07.2016
In 2016 I would have liked to have thought that the Equality Act 2010 would have ensured there are more adjustments being made nationally...
Surviving Life with 2 Kids Under 18 Months

Surviving Life with 2 Kids Under 18 Months

Franziska Foerster Mcloughlin  23.07.2016
In effect, you have two babies who are completely dependent. Needing to be fed, dressed, changed. Two babies in nappies, who nap, cry,...
Things I Will Never Do For My Kids

Things I Will Never Do For My Kids

Franziska Foerster Mcloughlin  23.07.2016
Before I became a parent, I had certain ideas of what kind of a mother I wanted to be. Those ideas were fairly vague initially, but nonetheless...
Six Things I've Learned About Commuting With a Toddler

Six Things I've Learned About Commuting With a Toddler

Katie Dickerson  22.07.2016
We're not talking about a simple car commute, here. We're talking about a half-hour ride on a public bus through a busy city, followed...
Beware Internet Crazes

Beware Internet Crazes

Anne Longfield  22.07.2016
have suggested that parents should make themselves aware of the safety risks for younger teens playing the game. And this is the same message...
Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say

Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say

Katharine Hill  22.07.2016
If we set a clear boundary in place and our children either sneak across it quietly or march defiantly over it, it is vital that there...
When Someone Else Helicopter-Parents Your Child

When Someone Else Helicopter-Parents Your Child

Crystal Lowery  22.07.2016
There we were, minutes into an enjoyable morning at a virtually empty indoor play place--the kids crossing net bridges, hoisting themselves...
Four Steps to Recreating the Perfect 1980s Summer

Four Steps to Recreating the Perfect 1980s Summer

Aimee Foster  21.07.2016
During my 80s summers, each new day was a blank canvas waiting to be painted with new adventures. We just woke up and saw where the day...
Too Hot to Handle: Surviving a Heat Wave with Toddlers

Too Hot to Handle: Surviving a Heat Wave with Toddlers

Frances Taylor  20.07.2016
Unlike the sun which you pay a lot of money for in the name of a relaxing holiday, or not, you are supposed to just woman up and get on...
The Life Cycle of The Summer Holidays

The Life Cycle of The Summer Holidays

Claire Kirby  19.07.2016
I'm in panic mode. 6 long weeks with both my boys at home as the summer holidays begin this week. I need to get my arse in gear and plan...
The One Thing Your Teen should be Doing this Summer

The One Thing Your Teen should be Doing this Summer

Lucy Parsons  19.07.2016
In my work as an academic coach helping students to get the top exam grades and into the best universities, and previously, when I was...
I'm a Helicopter Mum and I'm Not Ashamed

I'm a Helicopter Mum and I'm Not Ashamed

Holly Boardman  18.07.2016
I've heard the phrase many times now, mostly hurled at Mums as an insult, and I think it's vastly unfair. A 'helicopter parent' who hovers...