DIY Craft Ideas for the Entire Family
Jun25

DIY Craft Ideas for the Entire Family

Spending time with the kids and doing something together is great for relationship building. Sharing a DIY project is known to be one of the most effective ways to get children more engaged and open minded while training their motor skills. There is no shortage of things to try and DIY projects to do either. To help you pick a project to share with the entire family, here are some DIY craft ideas you can look into, particularly ideas...

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Get Booking! London Theatre’s 21st Annual Kids Week Tickets – Now Open!
Jun18

Get Booking! London Theatre’s 21st Annual Kids Week Tickets – Now Open!

Glittering selection of top London shows offering free Kids Week Tickets and activities for children and families this August Kids Week, the annual London theatre initiative run by Society of London Theatre (SOLT), returns in August 2018, with more than 40 hit shows offering free Kids Week Tickets for children throughout the month. The scheme, which aims to encourage more young people and their families to experience the magic of live...

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Does your teen know about National Citizen Service? NCS, it’s WAY cooler than it sounds…
Apr25

Does your teen know about National Citizen Service? NCS, it’s WAY cooler than it sounds…

A couple of years ago now, we saw an advert for the NCS – the National Citizen Service. We’d never heard of it before, but we loved the look of it, and when we discussed it with our oldest (who was 16 at the time) he was absolutely up for it. Sadly, his health took a back slide, and we just couldn’t be sure he was ready for a summer of adventure; but as our younger kids come to the right age, we’ll be...

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(Real Genuine Science-backed) Top 10 Study Tips For Revising
Apr17

(Real Genuine Science-backed) Top 10 Study Tips For Revising

There’s a whole Tumblr-pile of ‘Study Tips For Revising’; crammed full of tricks that will totally help your teenager ace their exams. I know – between a husband doing a BSc as a mature student and three teenagers running the gauntlet of state exams, we’ve probably seen (and tried) more than a few of them in this house. The husband tried chanting pages of impossible-to-remember facts to a favourite tune,...

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Cash For Grades. Do You? Would you? SHOULD you?
Apr15

Cash For Grades. Do You? Would you? SHOULD you?

Wa-a-ay back in the days when I was a teenager facing my end of year exams, one of my best friends admitted that if she passed them all her parents had promised to buy her a leather jacket – the first time I’d come across a basic Cash For Grades offer (and do not discount the fact that a leather jacket was the very height of coolness in our circle in the late 80’s…). This particular friend tended to struggle...

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WIN 1 of 3 fab £200 GCSE Revision bundles (with headphones & Music too!) #RevisionThatSticks
Apr06

WIN 1 of 3 fab £200 GCSE Revision bundles (with headphones & Music too!) #RevisionThatSticks

Ugh, it’s that time of year when if you have a 15 or 16yr old in the house, then stress levels are seriously starting to soar (just in case you’re suffering, you might want to take a quick look at Things You Must Never Say to Your Teen During Revision.  It’ll help, that’s all I’m saying. But in all seriousness, there are ways in which you can help your teen really get the most form these last couple of...

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