Special needs Round-up: Sibs, Brits & LD firsts

The Brits (as I affectionately call them) Whether you are able to attend BritMums Live in London or not this weekend, there’s no escaping the fact that it forms one of the highlights of the blogging calendar for most writers. It’s a chance to brush up on your technical skills, meet ‘in the flesh’ all…

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Teen and Tween Round-up: Milestones and independence

We’ve got a real mixed bag on the round-up this month. We’ve got kids leaving school and making good progress in their current school, and an awful lot of growing up and striving for independence. Tara from Sticky Fingers writes beautifully about her 11 year old son’s bad dreams. Tweens might seem big a lot…

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The 11 stages of World Book Day costumes

World Book Day, March 6, rolls around every year, yet every year as parents we find ourselves procrastinating then panicking about all the children’s activities. Here, a guide to what you can expect to undergo. 1. Read letter from school about World Book Day and decide that, since it’s a month away, there’s plenty of…

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Longer school hours: A parent vs teacher view

Well Mr Gove has ruffled a few feathers with his plans on reforming the British educational system. This will affect anyone with a child at school so BritMums asked a parent and a teacher to give their points of view. Helen Wills from Actually Mummy leads the discussion and Nikki Thomas from Stressy Mummy adds…

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Special needs round-up: Looking back, forward and now

I know, I know, it’s January! Christmas was wonderful yet challenging and exhausting, we’re all paying for it all in more ways than one. It’s tricky to get our children outside because it just won’t stop raining, the school runs are still dark and I for one haven’t got the energy to build an ark…

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