How to explain the COVID-19 pandemic, and other bad news, to children

Mar 19 2020

The current COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented and whilst many of us see the news and social media as a source of vital information, it can also be overwhelming for many of us, especially young children. Children do need to be informed of the facts during this pandemic and be advised on how they can help prevent the spread of infection, because it is unlikely that they will be able to avoid the topic of COVID-19.

Education charity City Lit experts have shared guidance on how parents, teachers and guardians can explain COVID-19 and other ‘scary’ or ‘bad’ news to children to help reduce anxiety.

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Are you an aspiring entrepreneur? Prepare to face these challenges

Mar 18 2020

According to recent research, the proportion of new businesses run by women is steadily growing – from just under a fifth in 2017 to just over a third today. Female directors of UK SMEs are in the minority just about everywhere in the country, with the only exception being Carlisle, where there’s a just-about-even split between the genders.

Of course, there may be a whole host of explanations for this difference, and the issue is fraught with contention. Some believe this to be predominantly a cultural thing; others that there are innate differences between men and women that would cause them to prioritise different things in life.

Whatever the explanation, what’s undeniable is that female entrepreneurs face a somewhat different set of challenges to the ones faced by their male equivalents. Let’s take a look at some of the ones that aspiring entrepreneurs should prepare for.

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How to fund your dream family holiday

Mar 16 2020

It’s a tough job being a parent, but the reality is you wouldn’t want to change it for the world.  The time with your kids goes by much faster than you think, so it’s important that you make memories to last.  One of the things that you and your kids will definitely never forget is a dream holiday.  Have you been thinking of an adventure that you would like to share with your family, but have been concerned about the financial aspect?  Here are some ideas as to how you can fund your family holiday and capture those moments.

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