Health and Education

Here Is How To Avoid Doing Your Housework…

Here Is How To Avoid Doing Your Housework… A study carried out in Norway has discovered that doing housework can cause some health problems. The chemicals used in various cleaning sprays and other liquids which clean our kitchen benches and sinks have been linked to lung damage. The Norwegian study found that everyday cleaning products […]

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Health and Education

How prioritise family fitness

How prioritise family fitness There are now so many stories around about childhood obesity and lack of fitness, that it seems almost impossible to avoid the possibility. You might feel guilty about giving your child a biscuit instead of a carrot for example, or the nagging feeling that, while they are enjoying watching their favourite […]

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Father wins high court ruling on term-time holiday

A father who refused to pay a fine for taking his daughter on holiday in term-time has won a legal challenge Father Jon Platt, from the Isle of Wight, was fined by the Isle of Wight Council after he took his daughter on a term-time holiday to Disney World, without permission from the school. Mr Platt […]

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Too many vitamins during pregnancy can increase risk of autism

Chances of your child developing autism can be trebled by taking too many vitamins during pregnancy A new study has shown that expectant mums taking excessive amounts of Folic Acid and Vitamin B12 during pregnancy lead to an increased chance that their child will have developmental problems. Scientists in the US think that multi vitamins […]

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SATs Test Leaked by ‘Rogue Marker’

SATs test for 10 and 11 year olds was leaked online by a rogue marker A SATs test on grammar, punctuation and spelling due to be sat by 600,000 10 and 11 year olds in England today was leaked online by a ‘rogue marker’ according to the Department for Education. Ever since their introduction, SATs […]

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As SATS start today here’s a question that’s puzzling parents!

As SATS get underway today, 7 year olds across the country are facing questions like this one – but can you work it out? This SATS question, aimed at year 2 students (aged 7) has caused some debate online amongst parents trying to work out the correct answer – but is it as difficult as […]

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BREAKING NEWS! English Schools WON’T now be forced to become Academies

The Education Secretary has announced that plans to make all English high schools become Academies to be scrapped Education secretary Nicky Morgan has confirmed that the Government is standing down on their decision to make all English schools into Academies in a huge u turn set to please a lot of parents and teachers across […]

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It’s Exam Time Again – Here’s how to help your kids cope

Dealing with exam stress There was a time when important exams were something far off in the distance of your life. Weekly spelling and tables tests and end-of-year exams were part of school experience, but apart from marks going into the teacher’s mark book and on your report to show regular progress, they carried no […]

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Keeping Your Kids Safe Online – What you can do today

How to ensure your children are safe on their phone or tablet The age at which children have access to a smartphone or tablet is dropping fast as they become a normal part of family life. Even games consoles – devices that parents think are safe such as the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita – […]

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Benefits Of Playing Games With Children

Benefits of playing games with your children We all know that children love to play but actively playing with your children, rather than just leaving them to their own devices, can have an extremely positive impact on their development. This is the case throughout their childhood too, not just in their younger years. Improve numeracy […]

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How to get your Children to sleep better

How to get your children to sleep better Getting children to go to bed and sleep through the night is one of the most common issues in parenting. Yet by following a few techniques and essential all round parenting advice, a good night’s sleep for your child needn’t be difficult to achieve. Here are some […]

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How Tall Will Your Child Be?

Ever wondered how tall your child will be when they grow up? If you’re like me one thing people always say about your kids (and their own) is ‘aren’t they tall – they’ll be huge when they’re older’. I was always told that you should double their height at age 2, but apparently not! According […]

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School Children On Strike Over SATS Exams!

School children across England are on strike today in row over SATS exams for 6 year olds School children of 6 and 7 years old are on strike across England today in protest against SATS exams. The controversial exams have caused widespread upset amongst parents and teachers alike, leading to a petition against the exams getting […]

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Parents taking Kids out of School in Term Time Court Cases Thrown Out

Parents being prosecuted for taking their kids on holiday in term time have had their cases thrown out of court in landmark ruling Two couples were facing trial after Swindon Borough Council accused them of failing to secure regular attendance for their children because they had taken them on holiday during term time. One of […]

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