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  • 22 Jun 2015

    Honouring your own needs

    There’s no shame in sometimes feeling overwhelmed with the demands of parenthood. It can feel as if overnight your life has been taken over by responsibility and in the endless tending to the needs of others, your own needs fall pretty far down the list. It’s what you do when the feeling strikes that counts. Are you a boiler: bubbling over with stress and anger before you finally explode? Or maybe a sulker: retreating into your own resentment and frustration until you’ve cut off those close to you? […] more

  • 15 Jun 2015

    The Stomping Ground

    How two mums in Suffolk used their skills to set up a community café and babywearing space for parents of young children. THE STOMPING GROUND IN IPSWICH IS A social enterprise – a centre, set up to support families in Suffolk. This haven provides free support groups, classes, a shop and a café. […] more

  • 1 Jun 2015

    10 positive parenting tips for your wild child!

    HAVE A STRONG-WILLED CHILD? You're lucky! Strong willed children can be a challenge to parent when they’re young, but if sensitively parented, they become terrific teens and young adults. Self-motivated and inner-directed, they go after what they want and are almost impervious to peer pressure. As long as parents resist the impulse to "break their will," strongwilled kids often become leaders. 
What exactly is a strong-willed, or spirited, child? Some parents call them "difficult" or “stubborn,” but we could also see strong-willed kids as people of integrity who aren’t easily swayed from their own viewpoints. Laura Markham on why you are lucky to have a strong-willed child who can sometimes be a bit wild. […] more

  • 8 May 2015

    New magazine out today!

    The theme for our latest edition is happiness. Find out how to take steps towards a happier family every week. Find out the five best ways to create a happier home and how to be happy and live more simply. One mother learns how to feed her brood on just £100 a month and we meet the family who live in a tiny home (and best of all, they share their decluttering tips!). Of course, it’s all about summer too - find our favourite festivals and win a summer’s worth of tickets to the very best. Discover the best slings for summer, celebrate the solstice and discover hidden Italy with your kids. […] more

  • 5 May 2015

    101 Free Summer Activities

    Summer is just around the corner and, whether your children attend school or you home educate, it can be an expensive time of year. We’ve put together a list of 101 completely free activities for the whole family to enjoy this summer, with many that can be enjoyed indoors in the unpredictable British climate: […] more

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