It’s widely known that children who feel nurtured and safe will not only learn better but feel better too, but it’s sometimes easy to overlook as teachers grapple with the every-day demands of the primary school classroom. Education expert and former primary school teacher Becky Cranham has some great tips for you to check out.
The NSPCC has teamed-up with Aardman to produce a new film as part of its PANTS campaign, which has already helped over 400,000 parents talk to their children about sexual abuse since it launched three years ago.
From September 2014, all four to seven year-olds in England will be eligible for a free lunch at school that is healthy and nutritionally balanced – not only will it also help save parents valuable time preparing school lunches, but it’s estimated that it will help parents in England save up to £400 per child, per year.
Research shows that reading to a young child is the single most important thing you can do to help your child’s education. Getting boys to read is often a challenge. Father of three sons, Tim Mungeam, author of Fantastic First-time Father and Chief Executive of Springboard for Children, gives his top tips for getting children to enjoy reading.
Whether your child has just started school or is in the sixth form, parents' evenings can be daunting and unsatisfactory. Read Parenting Without Tears' top ten tips to get the most from your school meetings.
My son is six years old and he's quite a quiet little thing. He's a bit of a worrier and although he has friends at school he's prone to keeping himself to himself. He's certainly not as full of beans as his older sister (she's nine now) was when she was his age. There's no reason that I can put my finger on for why he's this way but any advice will be gratefully received.
The emotional development of your child is a key to her future happiness, as well as a cornerstone of well-regulated behaviour, writes Dr Stephen Briers in his book Superpowers for Parents, The psychology of great parenting and happy children.