How to help your child ‘resist’ the Fortnite charme

Mar 19 2019

With big breaking stories every day giving worrying new insight into the dangers of social media and screen-time to our children, and as a mum to a 12 year old boy ‘addicted’ to Fortnite, I am looking at ways to keep my son off the highly addictive video game which has been compared to heroine. I have been reading reports about the devastating effects of gaming platforms and observed my son being totally immerse in the game. What makes it so fascinating is its irresistible nature that rewards children with little treats and encourages the involvement of friends’ groups. This social element to gaming is constantly alluring new ‘customers’ and makes it even more popular. 

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Me-time: Why parents shouldn’t feel guilty for taking time for themselves

Mar 18 2019

Me-time or no me-time? That is the question… Across the globe, there are 258 worldwide births per minute, resulting in a huge 516 individuals becoming parents for either the first time or expanding their family further every 60 seconds. Only parents know the true extent that having a child can have on your life, with time, energy and undivided attention required at all times. With no pre-written handbook to give answers to the meaning of newborn cries, how to handle the ‘terrible twos’ phase or even how to complete primary education homework, the journey through parenthood, whilst hugely rewarding, can also be exhausting. 

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Helping Your Child with Autism Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Mar 16 2019

Children who place on the autism spectrum can struggle with several aspects of life. Most commonly, people think of how loud, active environments can trigger a negative response in autistic children thanks to the sensory overload it can lead to. However, this is only part of autism spectrum disorder. 

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