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...

Positive Parenting and the Power of Praise

Writer & blogger, (but mostly a mum), Emma Oliver ponders over the importance of getting it right as a parent when it comes to praise and positivity...

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...
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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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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 –...
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How many of these white lies do you tell your kids to get them...

Parents will say anything to get their kids to eat...

Is your toddler going through the terrible twos?

Parenting expert Kathryn Mewes, answers one reader’s question about her toddler who's going through the terrible twos Q.) My two year old is certainly going through the terrible twos at the moment and I just...
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Parents Offer to pay £100 an Hour to Tutor Their ‘Nightmare’ Children

We’ve all heard horror stories about naughty children forcing nannies out of a job, but one family is offering to spend £100 an hour on a tutor for their ‘nightmare’ children. A family from Birmingham...

How to cope if your child is a fussy eater

Feeding can throw up all sorts of problems. Parenting expert Kathryn Mewes, answers one reader’s question about how to handle a fussy eater... Q) How do I get my two-year-old to try new foods? He...