What to do with older children this summer

Jul 21 2019

If you have older children, a big question often arises; how do I keep them occupied all summer? Six weeks can seem like an incredibly long time for a parent. Unlike when they were younger, trying to find something that the whole family will enjoy becomes a lot harder. It’s not always as simple as taking a trip to the park every day or watching films, while these are good by the end of the first week, the children and even you could find yourself very bored. Instead, you want to find activities that are not only going to keep them busy but are also going to be fun and create some great memories too. Read on to find three of them.

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Teenager wellbeing: What every teenager needs to know to live well

Jul 17 2019
A few weeks ago I attended a very interesting conference on teenage wellbeing run by the CCMH (the Centre for child mental health). My favourite presentation by CCMH founder Dr Margot Sunderland who covered all important elements of what teenagers need to know to live well. 
 
She shed some light into the teenage brain and provided clear guidelines for teachers and parents on how to support adolescents during a difficult time in their development to make them more resilient to face the challenges that life will throw at them.

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The spectacles that changed my lifestyle

Jul 16 2019

Whether you like it or not, after 40 eyesight changes. I have worn glasses or contact lenses since I was 17 so I am used to the process but changes in your vision are always annoying. When my regular examination was due this year, I decided to opt for more advance testing with independent opticians instead of using the high street chains. I went to Aston and Woods Eyecare founded and run by the lovely husband and wife team, Keval & Sona Thakerar, who opened their own practice in Tottenham Court Road in London where clients can experience a different side to eyewear, eyecare and service.

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