29 ways to celebrate and reward your child’s achievements

It’s important to reward children’s achievements, big and small, in a way that keeps them motivated. But rewards must be appropriate (and affordable!) to be effective. We asked parents about their reward systems for children. (It was inspired by the P&G videos about athletes and their parents.) Are you looking for new reward ideas for…

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10 of the most embarrassing things kids say in public

Kids say embarrassing things. They often don’t have a filter, and while this can be cute at times, more often than not it can create difficult — albeit hilarious — situations for parents. (Sometimes these are only hilarious in retrospect!) We recently asked parents what the most embarrassing thing their child has said in public, and…

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Lockdown lessons and back to school for teens and tweens

Hello and welcome back, dear readers. The summer is close to over and it’s time for the school bells to start ringing out again across the UK. In fact in some areas it’s already back to school time. I’m sure I’m not alone in looking forward to that moment when our tweens and teens can…

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Helping teens in lockdown

Another month has slipped past; life as we knew it, is but a distant memory and the unrelenting tedium of queuing, household chores and home schooling makes many of us feel like we are all living our very own version of Groundhog Day. There has, however, been some respite recently, with the announcement that we…

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Teens & Tweens: Managing technology, teaching and tantrums

Teens and Tweens Columnist Liberty Henwick tackles the tricky subject of handling teens and tweens use of technology, from the question of when they should have their first phone to whether using a tracker is an invasion of their privacy. Well, hello there everybody! I hope you are enjoying the Spring so far? We have…

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