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Why it's important for kids to do 'jobs' or 'chores' around the house. - Sue Atkins The Parenting Coach

Last updated: 05/17/2019

I’ve just been interviewed on BBC Radio Kentwith the very funnyLembit Opikabout chores, pocket money and teaching kids about working & earning. If it feels like you are the one...

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The Importance Of Play - Sue Atkins The Parenting Coach

Last updated: 05/17/2019

Play is in danger of becoming a lost ‘art’ for families across the UK, as 21% of time-starved parents admit that they have forgotten how to play and struggle to engage their...

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The Million Word Gap: New research examines how reading to kids impacts development

Last updated: 05/16/2019

Everyone knows reading to your children is important, but now a new study illustrates just how important it can be to read to your young children each night for vocabulary and...

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What do I do all day at home with a toddler and a baby? This.

Last updated: 05/15/2019

A friend of mine, possibly suffering from the same kind of parenting guilt that plagues us all from time to time, recently asked on an online forum… What do other stay at home...

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Why A Large Age Gap Between Kids Is So Awesome

Last updated: 05/15/2019

My husband and I both have 5-6 year age gaps between us and our younger siblings. And because we both grew up having tight-knit bonds with our siblings that have endured to this...

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Bedtime Routines for Kids: Make the Most of the Time Just Before Sleep

Last updated: 05/15/2019

It’s no secret thatkids thrive on routine. Childhood is packed with unknowns and constant change, so knowing what to expect at certain times of the day allows them to feel safer...

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Graduation Celebration Ideas for Your Kids

Last updated: 05/15/2019

Graduation season is just around the corner! Whether your child is progressing from preschool to kindergarten or into a higher grade, moving up is a big accomplishment. It’s...

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6 Ways To Optimize The Time You Have With Your Kids & Create Lasting Memories

Last updated: 05/15/2019

Created with Sketch. Here at mindbodygreen, we believe in trying your best but accepting that life—and parenthood—is a journey, with ups, downs, and potholes along the way....

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Why American Moms Can’t Get Enough Expert Parenting Advice

Last updated: 05/15/2019

But the European women I spoke with rarely invoked expert views, instead talking about traits they wanted to instill in their children (stability, independence, kindness) and...

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5 parenting tips from five years of parenting

Last updated: 05/15/2019

I can not believe it….My little girl will be turning six in just six. Where does the time go???! I am such a different mum to how I was back in those early days when I was so...

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