Posts Tagged ‘parenting skills’

IS YOUR CHILD HIGHLY SENSITIVE?

Feb 16 2019

Does your child seem to feel things more deeply or intensely than others and process everything more thoroughly? Are they prone to having hurt feelings, cry more easily and become very upset by criticism? Are they bothered by being in busy places or around too much noise and prefer quiet time? Then they may be a Highly Sensitive Child.

About

Mel Collins is an Author, Speaker, Therapeutic Counsellor and Healer based in Devon. Her book ‘The Handbook for Highly Sensitive People’ was published in January 2019 by Watkins Publishing. Before this, she worked for the Prison Service, including eight years as a Prison Governor managing Substance Misuse Services. Being innately sensitive in a challenging prison setting has given her a unique learning experience to develop coping strategies for managing certain aspects of the HSP trait. She has also appeared on the Jeremy Vine Show on BBC Radio 2, spoken on BBC Radio 5 Live about HSPs and been featured in the Daily Mail and various magazines.

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London Mums May 2017 newsletter including Half Term activities for families

May 08 2017

 

Dear London Mums

Spring does not seem to launch and Summer is already at the door. My son is in year 6 and I feel these primary school years have gone so quickly. Before I know my son will be finishing secondary school and will be gone to Uni… I reflect on time and my past 10 years running the London Mums community. Wow! Time flies. In this newsletter, I have packed lots of ideas for the forthcoming May Half Term activities for families in London and beyond as well as ideas for the Summer holidays. In the meantime I am working on our 10th anniversary magazine issue including interviews with Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon and former tennis ace Annabel Croft, among other fab content.

 

About Monica Costa

Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums

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Babies and children adjusting to new sleep time routines

May 13 2016

As the days grow longer and the evenings become shorter, it’s worth taking a few moments to think about the effect it can have on babies and children with regards to their sleep time routines. As young children can become quite sensitive to a forced change in their usual day-to-day business, with a few simple tips you can ease them in for the lighter evenings without having to completely worry about changing their bedtime routine.

About Amy Dunlap

Amy Dunlap, a student at Bournemouth University studying a degree in Public Relations. Currently she's working at Slumbersac, a company specializing in baby sleeping bags, as a marketing assistant and PA. Originally from Cornwall she moved up to Bournemouth 2 years ago to start her degree at university. She's a huge social media fan and likes to keep up with current affairs around the world. She loves anything to do with animals or celebrities and find reality TV shows her guilty pleasure. Contact on email: [email protected] Contact on Twitter: @amydunners

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BACK TO SCHOOL AND BACK TO SLEEP & ‘NORMALITY’

Aug 31 2014

Is there any such thing as normality with kids? Of course not, but a decent routine is likely to help us run a smooth family life.

With children heading back to school after the long Summer break, it’s important to help them get back into a sleeping schedule to ensure they are well rested and prepared for the day ahead. As a bonus, more sleep for the children generally means more sleep for parents too! To add to that it is crucial to also reassure them that school is fun and help them get back into a learning mode. We know how hard the first few days after the school holidays can be. To help you get back to some sort of ‘normality’, I have gathered great tips from two experts.

About Monica Costa

Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums

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Top 5 worries for your child as a mum

Jun 05 2013

As a mum there is an endless list of worries surrounding your child both before and after they’re born. Being responsible for another human being is an enormous duty and one that never stops even when your child becomes an adult.

About Monica Costa

Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums

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