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How to motivate your kid’s 11+ revision over the summer

With the summer holidays fast approaching it can be hard to keep children motivated in their 11+ revision. Here are some tips from professional tutor Michelle Joy Hughes that will hopefully help your child to keep on track. Change the learning environment: Make the most of the warmer weather (if there is any!) and suggest your child studies outside. A cool drink, a sun lounger, and an umbrella to provide sh ...

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Is your child active enough?

Sam Flatman, Educational Consultant for Pentagon Sport, wants communities, schools and parents to help our children keep fit. Does your child get their recommended hour of physical activity every day? Children of all ages should be physically active everyday in order to develop their gross motor skills, balance, coordination and bodies generally. Not only that, but being active keeps you fit and healthy. Ho ...

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Caesarean birth injuries – do you have a clinical negligence claim?

This is the sixth and final article in a series about injuries which may arise at and around the time of birth. Some birth related injuries can be anticipated and with prompt and appropriate action serious injury may be avoided. If a birth injury is suffered through lack of appropriate care it may be possible to bring a clinical negligence claim for compensation. Caesarean section or C-Section If fetal dist ...

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Top four gadgets for parents

With the overwhelming selection of gadgets for new parents on the market, it can be hard to pick out what is worthwhile. We select four of our favourite products for 2015… ...

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Do your children prefer their smartphone to a family holiday?

Sam Flatman, Educational Consultant for Pentagon Sport, suggests how parents can engage their children in some gadget free family holiday fun. With the summer holidays fast approaching, it’s time to think about getting out the buckets and spades - or is it? A new survey has shown that half of children miss out on sunny days outside because they’re just too engrossed with playing on their gadgets. One in fiv ...

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Healthy skin means happy baby

A baby’s skin is delicate and so is their immune system, so what should you be aware of when choosing skincare for babies? According to Rebecca Wright, Owner Kadria Skincare Ltd, “Ultimately parents want the best care for their children; they want safe and effective products that are easy to use. When you buy a product, check the information on the label. By law it should have a full ingredients list or INC ...

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Are child-friendly cafes the next big trend?

Sam Flatman, Educational Consultant for Pentagon Sport, spots what might be the UK’s next biggest family trend. The boom in cafe culture over the past few years in the UK has meant the appearance of hundreds of new chain coffee shop stores and independent coffee houses on our high streets. Last year alone, Brits spent £6.2 billion in coffee shops and now there are 16,500 coffee bars across the country. Natu ...

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The truth about cyberbullying

Sam Flatman, Educational Consultant for Pentagon Sport, discusses cyberbullying and how parents can intervene. As parents, most of us will remember name calling and rough housing on the playground from when we were at school. Although playground bullying is still an issue today, bullying is moving beyond the playground. Our children are part of a generation that is constantly connected whether it be through ...

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