How to build healthy screen habits with kids

Jan 12 2022

In the digital age, screens are now an everyday part of life and are integral to a child’s development from a very young age.  The challenge comes in how to manage screen usage and build healthy screen habits in your kids whilst also accepting the role they play in modern society.

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Blue Monday: Tips on beating January blues for new parents  

Jan 09 2022

With ‘Blue Monday’ approaching (17th January), many people are looking for a little mood pick me up. Celebrated author Dr. Harvey Karp (Happiest Baby on the Block) has created special tips for new parents to beat the January blues. 

“Raising tiny humans is one of the most joyful jobs in the world, but it’s also very hard work! Between all the responsibilities, lack of sleep, adjusting to a new routine… it’s fair to say it can be overwhelming. Both new mums and new dads can suffer from postpartum depression and anxiety and as Blue Monday approaches, it’s important to look after the super-humans raising our future!

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Educating teenagers to develop emotional intelligence

Jan 06 2022

Emotional intelligence is the ability to recognise and respond effectively to emotions.  When your teenager is able to practice and develop these skills it allows him or her to build strong relationships, make good decisions and deal with difficult situations.

But connecting emotionally to your teenager can be hard. Teenagers can be defensive and brittle, they strive for independence and are often deeply critical and rejecting of a parent’s advice. So how can you best develop the kind of relationship with your teenager that will help them to develop the skills of emotional intelligence?

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