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Smartphone resolution – taking time out from technology

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When my three-year-old daughter held up her hand and said: “My phone says…” I wondered if I was spending too much time looking at a screen. She also has an imaginary tablet to search for her missing things, just as I use an app to find my missing phone, writes Sarah Booker Lewis. Our children […]


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Flash and bangs, getting excited by storms

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What a bright and loud series of thunderstorms we’ve experienced during the last couple of weeks, writes Sarah Booker Lewis. My husband and I have taken it as a learning opportunity for our curious almost three-year-old, so she doesn’t feel fearful about loud noises, flashes and bangs. When a storm hits, looking out for flashes […]


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Communicating, listening and activities to raise self esteem

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Finding the time for a two way communication with a child will go a long way in helping raise their self-esteem. We need to find time every day to have focussed and uninterrupted time with our children. So in an increasingly busy world how can we do this?


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How to raise self-esteem in our children

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Quite recently I stumbled upon an old school report of mine that was written when I was 9 years old It read ‘there is no dynamic change in Helen’s achievement,…. Writing still looks scraggy…… Presentation of work is still very immature…. Maths is plodding less wearily along.’ If my memory serves me correctly, the practical […]


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Breastfeeding and self-esteem

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‘Breast is best’ – undoubtedly, it definitely is for the baby, tailor-made gourmet nourishment. Yet, it’s not as easy as it looks. I know all non-human mammals nurse their offspring until they are independent – so it seems like the most natural thing to do. However, that’s not a great thing to say to a […]


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