Encouraging our children and teens to think big

Susanna Scott, co-founder of Brit Mums is a proud judge of Dream a Big Dream which is a new national writing competition for children aged 9 to 14 with a mission to encourage them to think big about their hopes and dreams. Organised by Kip McGrath Education Centres, it’s a great opportunity to invite your…

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Kids & debit cards: What they need to know

Quick, think of the last time you paid cash for a big purchase. The reality with money these days is that so much of our spending, saving and earning happens online and with plastic cards. That’s why it’s so important for us to teach children how to use these tools. In order to teach children…

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How do parents deal with pocket money?

  Earning, saving and spending pocket money are the first steps that children take in learning about finances and how to manage money (as well as their own spending “wants”). And in today’s world, so much of spending and saving is done electronically, with a plastic card rather than a pocketful of coins. Some parents…

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Flexible parental leave: The key to having it all?

Legislation announced today would give new mothers the opportunity to return to work after two weeks and share the rest of their leave with their partner. You can read all about it here: Flexible parental leave to give mothers ‘real choice’ over work-life balance. The idea is to give new mothers as much flexibility as possible, including:…

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Are our self-deprecating natures harming our children?

Laura Roberts writes the blog Pass the Sedatives, she has written blogs before but they’ve always fallen by the wayside. Now she needs her own corner of cyberspace to rant, ramble and connect. Mummy to Little B – the best accident to ever happen to her – she contemplates a major issue with many women…

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