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It looks like nineties baby names are making a come back

It looks like nineties baby names are making a come back

According to a new survey, baby names that were popular in the 1990s are making a comeback, with James, the second most popular boy’s name in 1994 now the 12th most popular name and Charlotte, which was number four in 1994 also making it to the top 20. Other popular nineties baby names that are… Read More…

What to do if you think your child is being bullied

What to do if you think your child is being bullied

School is back but what is supposed to be an important part of your child’s life can be incredibly difficult if they run into problems with their classmates. If you suspect that your child is being bullied at school, there are a few things you can do without exacerbating the situation. Firstly, making an appointment… Read More…

Mobile roaming charges could be back with no deal Brexit

Mobile roaming charges could be back with no deal Brexit

The government has warned that if there is a no deal Brexit, mobile roaming charges when you travel to Europe could return after they were capped by the EU last year. However, this cap won’t apply to the UK after they leave the EU. Brexit secretary, Dominic Raab, told reporters that two UK mobile operators… Read More…

Are you struggling with the back to school blues?

Are you struggling with the back to school blues?

While parents might relish the return of school so they don’t have to stress so much about finding somewhere for the children to be during working hours, kids are usually much more stressed about having to go back. The start of a new term can trigger a lot of emotions in children and in some… Read More…

Fresh calls for a ban on smacking

Fresh calls for a ban on smacking

The Association of Educational Psychologists has tabled a motion to the TUC Conference calling for smacking to be outlawed after school psychologists found that it is harmful to children’s mental health. Presently, although corporal punishment is banned in schools, parents can “smack” or physically chastise a child as long as it is deemed “reasonable”. Psychologists though… Read More…

Be University ready

Be University ready

While most of you have younger children, for those of you with teenagers who have just finished their A Levels, you’ll be facing the idea of letting them loose in the big, wide world as they depart for university. There is a lot to think about as they embark on this journey, firstly, for the… Read More…

Choosing the right secondary school for you

Choosing the right secondary school for you

As hard as it might be to accept that your little darling is no longer so little, you can’t put off your decision on which secondary school is most suited to them and can help shape them into an upstanding young member of the community. Selecting a secondary school is a big decision. There are… Read More…

NHS deal allows for new child cancer therapy

NHS deal allows for new child cancer therapy

A deal has been struck to let the NHS offer children an expensive new cancer therapy which has been labelled the most exciting treatment advance for decades. The treatment, CAR-T, is a cutting edge treatment for aggressive leukaemia. CAR-T is a novel way of treating cancer which can be personalised to the individual patient. It… Read More…

Learn a musical instrument

Learn a musical instrument

Thankfully, the days of only a select few children having the opportunity to learn a musical instrument are gone. With the amount of free resources available online and schools having the chance to offer communal instruments of children to practice with, it has become something all children can get involved with if they wish and… Read More…

Fifth of 14-year-old girls in UK ‘self-harm’

Fifth of 14-year-old girls in UK ‘self-harm’

According to a report from the BBC, a fifth of 14-year-old girls in the UK have been found to have self-harmed. A survey of 11,000 children found 22% of the girls and 9% of the boys said they had hurt themselves on purpose in the year prior to the questionnaire. Rates of self-harm were worst… Read More…

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