How to Explain Stranger Danger To A Young Child

H has a school trip in a few weeks. His whole class are off to visit a museum.  It will be so much fun for him and I am trying to be excited, but deep down I am worried sick.  The chances of anything happening are very slim, but in…

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How To Prepare Your Child For Their First Day At Nursery School

As a parent, one of the most stressful times is seeing your child off for their first day of nursery school.   Emotionally I thought I was prepared.  I was overly-giddy on the way in to school as we chatted away about how much fun he was going to have and…

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Starting School – Top 3 Tips For Parents

It’s that time of year again and everyone will be handing out advice to parents whose kids are just starting school for the first time. If you are reading this then I will assume you fall in to that category. There is so much information available so I will keep…

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Thank You Teacher – 7 Reasons To Be Grateful

Harry has just finished his first year in Nursery Class.  On the last day of term I sent him in with a card and a box of chocolates for Teacher.  But I feel a £2 box of Dairy Milk and a piece of paper doesn’t really convey all the things…

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When Chester Came To Stay

I’ve always had a competitive streak.  As a child it was a necessary survival instinct – I was the only girl in a street full of lads.  Football, British Bull Dogs, and bunny-hopping competitions on your BMX were a daily routine.  I got no special treatment for being a girl.  In…

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