Posts Tagged ‘parenting skills’

If I ask questions will a child talk to me?

Apr 03 2012

I work with children as a speech and language therapist. It is a job I love! It totally fulfills me; what a privilege that I get to talk to kids all day and listen to them express themselves in all their fantastic ways. As a speech and language therapist, it is my job to create a communication environment for a child that is warm, welcoming and therefore easy for a child to communicate in, both verbally and non-verbally. Recently though, I had to stop myself.

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Parenting in the 1970s and 80s was ‘Life on Mars’ compared to the modern age

Mar 15 2012

There has been a sea change in attitudes to pregnancy and early parenting over the past few decades, with parental behaviour shifting in most aspects: from dieting, discipline, breast feeding, returning to work and the role of the partner. These are the findings of a survey commissioned for Practical Parenting & Pregnancy Magazine, celebrating its 25th anniversary in its April 2012 issue.

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My Tourist Guide to the Solar System

Jan 17 2012

On 1st February 2012, a unique travel guide to the solar system will transport young explorers on an exhilarating adventure into outer space. London Mums love it because it is easy to read and also easy to understand a scientific topic that we as parents don’t always remember well 🙂 The pictures and illustrations are very good and brought back lovely memories of my time at school. Highly recommended book!

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Win 1 of 3 copies of the book ‘My Tourist Guide to the Solar System… And Beyond’ By Dr. Lewis Dartnell

Jan 17 2012

This unique travel guide will transport young explorers on an exhilarating adventure into outer space. Discover alien landscapes, fascinating facts and breathtaking scenery. The only question remains, will you return….?

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Why growing sunflowers can help your child with maths!

Jan 16 2012

Parents often ask me about how to get their child interested in maths because ‘they just don’t get it.’

Understandably the same parents go searching for a maths tutor to help bridge the ever growing gap between their child and his peers….what they don’t realise is there is a lot of help they can give at home with a little guidance.

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