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children into STEM

Encouraging children into STEM throughout lockdown and beyond

Here, we highlight how parents can continue to encourage children into STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects during lockdown and beyond.
child maintenance

What to do if you can’t afford to pay child maintenance during lockdown

Lucinda Holliday, partner and head of family and divorce law at Blaser Mills Law, offers advice to parents who find themselves unable to meet their child or spousal financial commitments during the COVID-19 pandemic.
coronavirus lockdown

Should children of divorce see both parents during the coronavirus lockdown?

Lucinda Holliday, head of family & divorce at Blaser Mills Law, provides guidance to separated parents when deciding whether their child should continue face-to-face contact with both parents throughout the coronavirus lockdown.
online tuition

Online grooming and the rise of online tuition

Due to COVID-19, there has been an explosion of online tuition but there is a crucial need for more stringent regulatory practices in order to safeguard students and parents. David McCarthy, Director of Education at Sophia Technologies, discusses here.
mental health issues, disability

Mental health issues: Parents of children with genetic learning disabilities

New research published in the British Journal of Psychiatry suggests that parents caring for disabled children are at risk of mental health issues
Online security

The importance of online security and privacy for children

Stuart Snape, Managing Partner, Graham Coffey & Co. Solicitors, provides his expert thoughts on the importance of online security and privacy for children under 13, including the key role parents play in this vein.
modern day dads

Why mental health for modern day dads is a hidden but fast-growing issue

Han-Son Lee, founder of Daddilife, discusses the mental health challenges that many modern day dads experience in the workplace as a result of the stress of trying to balance work and family life.
safeguarding children

Safer Internet Day: Safeguarding children beyond the classroom

Simon Carter, Marketing and Propositions Director at RM Education, offers advice on how teachers and parents can safeguard children when using the internet.
unsatisfied mothers, baby boy

Unsatisfied mothers talk more to their baby boys

Researchers at the University of Cambridge found that unsatisfied mothers having a difficult time with their male partners talk more to their babies, only if the child is a boy.
mental health of parents, family

What kind of help is there for the mental health of parents?

Here, we discuss what kind of support and help there is for the mental health of parents.
childcare

Councils receive funding boost to support childcare and early education

Councils across England will receive a funding boost to deliver free childcare places, enabling parents to work more flexibly and supporting children’s early development.
helping children to develop language

The role of parents’ in helping children to develop language

Bob Reitemeier, Chief Executive of I CAN, focuses on the crucial role of parents’ in helping children to develop language.
workplace needs, young parents

Organisations must meet young parents’ workplace needs

Chris Parke, CEO and co-founder at Talking Talent discusses how businesses must meet the workplace needs of young parents or risk failure.
child's education

Can mindfulness help your child’s education?

Here, Rachel Hall, Managing Director of Busy Things, discusses how mindfulness can benefit your child’s education and how you can try it with them at home.
grade bribes

British parents paid out £20.5 million in grade bribes in 2018

An online tutoring agency has surveyed more than 2,000 parents to find out how many children are offered grade bribes to do well in their academic exams.
special guardianship orders, child services

Special Guardianship Orders: What happens to the foster money?

Victoria Syvret, family law solicitor, explains what the Special Guardianship Order system is like in the UK and things that people don't realise about the financial situation.
behaviour problems, prenatal parental stress

Prenatal parental stress linked to behaviour problems in toddlers

New research reveals that expecting parents having emotional struggles is a sign of future emotion and behaviour problems in their 2-year-olds.
progressive on maternity leave

Which countries are the most progressive on maternity leave?

Instant Offices have looked at which countries have the most progressive approaches into maternity leave around the world.
flexible working parents

How can your business support flexible working parents?

Rebecca Hourston, Managing Director, Working Parent & Executive, Talking Talent highlights seven ways that businesses and human resources can support flexible working parents.

Harrow Council launches innovative fingerprint drug test

Harrow Council will be helping more people overcome addiction after successfully trialling new fingerprint drug test technology.

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