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  • 25 Nov 2013

    Celebrate tree week

    So you're a green parent and want to preserve the environment for generations to come? National Tree Week, running from 23rd November to 1st December, is the perfect chance to express your love of nature and children by planting trees. Each year, the Tree Council invites people to get involved with the UK's biggest tree-planting event, launching the start of the winter tree planting season. Schools, community groups, volunteer organisation and local authorities all get involved in National Tree Week, and there are plenty of events to attend. […] more

  • 18 Nov 2013

    Help your child beat bullying

    Bullying can be one of the most challenging experiences our children might face away from the safety of the home. And it can be incredibly dis-empowering for parents, who want to protect their children and despair at seeing them upset, but don't know what to do. Children can be cruel and, as books like Lord of the Flies show, are adept at spotting difference and weakness in their peers. Bullying often comes from a place of fear: the perpetrating child may have difficulties at home, or feel anxious themselves at school. […] more

  • 7 Nov 2013

    Support Too Much Too Soon

    Have you ever thought that children in England start formal education too early and are put under unnecessary pressure at a young age? Many people have raised concerns about this problem over the years, but in September 2013, the campaign Too Much, Too Soon was launched to address it. Too Much, Too Soon began with an open letter to the Telegraph, which questioned why English children start formal learning so early, and highlighted the ways in which this can impact their health and wellbeing – and enjoyment of play. […] more

  • 31 Oct 2013


    We vaccinate against lots of childhood diseases now because we are told that having the diseases is a bad thing and leads to thousands of deaths. However, when we look at the figures from the Office for National Statistics, we see that 95% of the people who used to die from measles stopped dying before the vaccine was introduced in 1968 and similarly 99% of the people who used to die of whooping cough. The mortality rate for tuberculosis fell no differently in countries that did and did not use the BCG vaccine. Scarlet fever, rheumatic fever and typhus were deadly killers. They all disappeared without a vaccine. Why? […] more

  • 21 Oct 2013

    Make one change

    This year sees the 13th annual National Parents’ Week, run by The Family and Childcare Trust. The charity has over 40 years' experience in policy, campaigning and research on issues affecting family life and their aim is to make the UK a better place for families. National Parents’ Week runs from 21st – 27th October, and the theme this year is Make One Change. What one thing would make a difference to your family life? […] more

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