Why we’re Zoom’ed out: The downside of video calls

We originally noticed video call exhaustion at the beginning of the month. It’s now been confirmed not just by observers of modern culture like us but by actual scientists who note the digitisation of interaction, the delays and blips, the inability to accurately read body language and mirror each other can leave us feeling disconnected,…

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SEND: Ideas for easing stress and anxiety at Christmas

The Christmas holidays can be an overwhelming time of year for BritMums’ SEND familles. This month’s round-up by Ann at Rainbows Are Too Beautiful focusses on tips and tactics to ease holiday stress and anxiety. As we head to a busy time of year for many, SEND bloggers are sharing opinions tips and campaign messages. …

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Teen & Tween Round-up: New Starts

Half-term is over and the nights are drawing in. Our kids have settled into their new schools, new year groups and even university. Here’s what our Britmums teens and tweens have been up to this month… It’s hard when your kids go away for the first time. I can so relate to this post from…

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Teen and Tween Round-up: Anxious times

Quite without planning it, there seems to be a bit of theme with this month’s post – we’ve got an awful lot of anxious tweens. Is this a modern phenomenon, or has it always happened? What is it about the tween years that bring these things on? I have no answers, just some very moving…

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Mental Health Round-up: Acceptance & perceptions

We’re somehow racing towards the end of June and OMFG it’s the summer holidays soon and I still can’t make these shorts fit and it’s sports day tomorrow and woodlice keep eating my strawberries in the garden and and and… Pfff. Summer’s nice I suppose. In a vague, distant “I think I ought to look as…

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