Dear Kid. We need to talk about Porn.
Mar18

Dear Kid. We need to talk about Porn.

You’re a parent; you know your teens are looking at porn, and you know you need to talk about Porn. Goodoh, right?Here’s the thing. Your kids don’t want to talk to you about sex. Off-colour jokes are fine, shrieks of ‘BOOBS!’ never fail to amuse… but the actual mechanics? Not so much. No matter how open your house is, you just don’t want to have those chats with your Mum or Dad. They’ll sigh but tolerate you when you’re talking...

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Win a set of Mary Berry’s ‘The English Garden’ Beautiful Tableware worth £60
Mar18

Win a set of Mary Berry’s ‘The English Garden’ Beautiful Tableware worth £60

We’re so excited to offer you the chance to win this beautiful set of Mary Berry tableware, in her new ‘English Country Garden’ pattern. It feels like the most perfect competition to be running for Mother’s Day (and yes, okay, no one will win this in time for Mothering Sunday, but look at it – it’s a beautiful prize no matter when it arrives). And if you can’t wait, all products in the English Garden range are available from Sak home...

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Spring Bedding Makeover – Our Joyous Top Finds
Mar03

Spring Bedding Makeover – Our Joyous Top Finds

I don’t know about you, but I think this winter has been one of the longest I can ever remember, it just seems to have gone on and on. I suppose the endless wet weather, and weekend storms (and why always the weekend when we want to get out and about, what about Monday’s, they’re a good day for a storm right?) hasn’t helped much either. But at last, the Spring seems to be gradually slipping into sight,...

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How to help teens increase their self-kindness
Mar02

How to help teens increase their self-kindness

Becky Goddard-Hill is a children’s psychotherapist and wellbeing author.  Her new activity book for kids aged 6-12 is called Create Your Own Kindness and it teaches kids to be kinder to themselves other people and to the planet. Self-Kindness is of course crucial no matter what age you are and here Becky looks at why, for teens, this matters now more than ever. The impact of recent times on emotional health This pandemic has been...

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Top online resources for GCSE revision and learning support
Feb23

Top online resources for GCSE revision and learning support

Most parents of teens (and teens themselves) are looking for extra online resources for GCSE revision and learning right now. It’s been a weird old time for all of us, of course, but for those studying for their exams it’s been doubly difficult. Because our exam system is sset to a very rigid structure; it’s a simple system, which has been worked out over decades to create the best results for the overall...

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The Turing Scheme –  £100m for Students to Study and Work Abroad
Feb12

The Turing Scheme – £100m for Students to Study and Work Abroad

One of the specific concerns of many parents over Brexit was the loss of opportunties through the Erasmus+ programme which helped so many students study abroad. So it’s good news that the British Council’s new £100 million Turing Scheme will open in March 2021. The scheme, which is designed to replace the Erasmus+ scheme, will be open to universities, further education and vocational education providers and schools. The...

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