Common parental learning and behavioural concerns

The following are some questions that are often asked of Educational Psychologists. Although each individual child is unique, with unique circumstances, there are some general responses that can be given to each scenario. Here...

Managing Child Behaviour Problems in Winter

This month’s topic ‘Managing child behaviour problems in winter’ can translate into ‘Managing child behaviour at Christmas’. Christmas, where celebrated, is often associated as a time of great joy, however, it can also be a...

Genetics partly to blame for fussy eating

A new study has unveiled that genetics are partly responsible for fussy eating in children Any worried parents concerned that they’re solely to blame for their child’s picky eating habits can rest assured – a...

How to prevent your toddler getting ill from nursery

Dr Sophie Niedermaier MD, consultant paediatrician at Richmond Practice, addresses why toddlers seem to get persistently ill from nursery Starting nursery brings a lot of exciting development for parents and their children. Unfortunately, there is...

Do you have a clingy toddler?

Throughout your parenting journey it's likely that your little ones will go through a clingy stage. Parenting expert Kathryn Mewes, answers one reader’s question about her toddler… Q) My 20 month old won’t sleep in...
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Tackle toddler tantrums with diet adjustments

Adjusting your child's diet could be the secret to a more peaceful life with the tantrums, says nutritionist Louise Pyne Think about the last time your tummy started to grumble. At the same time you...
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Is it ever OK to swear in front of your children?

Half of UK parents think its acceptable to swear in front of their children, according to a new study. Recent research conducted by online parent community, ChannelMum.com, which surveyed 2,000 parents of kids aged 0-16,...

Is your toddler going through a clingy stage?

Parenting expert Kathryn Mewes, answers one reader’s question about her clingy daughter Q.) Our two-year old has suddenly started getting very clingy and is refusing to go to bed, which is not normal for her....
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Thomas and Friends relaunches with multicultural makeover

Children's TV programme Thomas and Friends is relaunching to introduce new "inclusive" gender-balanced and multicultural characters. While Thomas the Tank Engine was once content spending his days with the likes of James the Red Engine, Henry the Green...
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Choosing the right childcare for your family

Struggling to decide on the best childcare for your family? Georgina Blaskey weighs up the options Deciding on the type of childcare that’s right for you and your little one depends on many factors –...