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Neuroscience is unlocking the mysteries of the teen brain

Neuroscience is unlocking the mysteries of the teen brain

How would you describe an average teenager? For most people, the following characteristics might come to mind: moody, impulsive, risk taking, likely to succumb to peer pressure. by Lucy Foulkes, University of York While it’s clear that adolescence is a period of life...

3 strategies to help kids develop critical thinking skills

3 strategies to help kids develop critical thinking skills

Critical thinking skills for kids are considered crucial for problem solving and effective decision making. In fact, critical thinking may be the most important skill our kids can develop. It's not enough to know things. We need to be able to independently make sense...

What to do when your kid just doesn’t like the teacher

What to do when your kid just doesn’t like the teacher

One of the hardest things when you have kids in school is when your kid just doesn’t like the teacher. It's a daunting prospect, especially at the start of a school year. Your child can feel overwhelmed, sad, frustrated and downright scared.  I'm a mum of two...

School photos are nothing to smile about

School photos are nothing to smile about

It's school photos time! Prepare to draw your wallets at dawn, people. They'll shoot first and stab you later. The 'Basic' package of school photos at our primary school costs the equivalent of a small car. It also contains at least 117 copies of the exact same image....

Don’t feel bad if you hate parenting sometimes

Don’t feel bad if you hate parenting sometimes

I completely dropped my parenting bundle one morning as we scrambled to get ready for school photo day. If school photo day isn't a reason for a mum to hate parenting, I don't know what is. So, of course, on this particular morning it was all about the hair. I was...

This online maths tutor is my new favourite thing

This online maths tutor is my new favourite thing

I'd been expecting it, but it happened embarrassingly quickly. In fact, it was when my son hit Year 5 that I had to quietly mention I was no longer capable of helping him with his maths homework. He'd have to (gulp) wait until his dad came home. Year 5. The shame! It...

5 tips to manage the chaos of extracurricular activities

5 tips to manage the chaos of extracurricular activities

After every school day there's a sprint to the school gate as kids race to attend extracurricular activities. Most kids, most families, are committed to some kind of after school activity on most days of the week. The things is, there are so many brilliant...

21+ healthy lunchbox snacks to bake or buy

21+ healthy lunchbox snacks to bake or buy

Those bloody lunchboxes, am I right!? I used to bemoan having to do the lunchbox packing when the kids were younger. Weirdly, it's even harder now the kids pack their own. It means having a bunch of tempting lunchbox snacks around, so the kids aren't packing chips...

The anxious mum guide to back to school

The anxious mum guide to back to school

Anxiety over change can be triggered by anything. A new school routine, going on holiday, changing jobs, moving house. Any routine change can mess with your brain-space. Yep, back to school is torture for this anxious mum. Basically, I just get my knicks in a knot...

My top 3 biggest parenting regrets (and how I’m fixing them)

My top 3 biggest parenting regrets (and how I’m fixing them)

I'm pretty sure I'm not alone when I say that I've got parenting regrets. There are so many, many things I wish I'd done differently. Of course, coulda woulda shoulda. Brought to you by Stockspot. I try not to dwell on my parenting regrets, but the fact is, there are...

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My daughter is self harming and I’m so guilty and frightened

My daughter is self harming and I’m so guilty and frightened

Do you feel guilty all the time about the way you have raised your children? I have always felt so guilty from day one: I didn't give my kids enough of my time and I escaped to work as soon as I could, because mothering was so hard. Now my daughter is self harming,...

Fresh and healthy san choy bow recipe

Fresh and healthy san choy bow recipe

Before we head into my most delicious and healthy san choy bow recipe, a possibly irrelevant story: I have an intense NEED to keep a well stocked pantry. If I don’t have what I feel is sufficient dry goods, I feel like we’re running low and it makes me feel...

To raise well-adjusted kids, two words are all you need

To raise well-adjusted kids, two words are all you need

Forgive me the clicky headline, but this is important. I'll confess upfront that two words are probably not all you need to raise well-adjusted kids. You also need bucket loads of patience and a Teflon-like ego. Even well-adjusted kids are a handful. However, there...

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