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Remember - there's a lot children can do for themselves! independent kids starting school Aug 09, 2022

Would you say you’re a ‘wrap them in cotton wool’ parent or a ‘let them run wild’? or maybe you’re somewhere in-between?

Is your child more naturally nervous and cautious or are they a fearless little dare-devil?

Children’s characters vary enormously

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Why do they save the bad behaviour for us? emotional outbursts making friends new school year starting school Aug 31, 2021

Do you love change?

I'm great with change when I am in a good emotional state but if I'm feeling at all wobbly, which often happens, then I start to get anxious and difficult to be around.

Not long after Nico, my eldest, had started in reception*, he came out of school in a really foul mood.
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10 top tips for starting school new school year starting kindergarten starting nursery starting pre-school starting school Aug 25, 2021

As summer draws to an end, it is also hard for children to get back into a normal routine and in my experience, it’s good to put things in place in advance of the first day. 

Children don’t think ahead in the way we do so we need to do our best to help them adjust to changes...

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