Twenty Top Tips for Calmer, Easier, Happier Screen Time

By Noël Janis-Norton, Bestselling Parenting Author, Founder and Director of Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting

The following tips, tools and techniques are excerpted from Calmer, Easier, Happier Screen Time.
1. Take the time to understand the complex causes of typical screen dependency (physiological, environmental, emotional and evolutionary causes). […]

I Needed My Mum! – Rachel Kelly’s story of surviving depression

By Rachel Kelly, Bestselling, award-winning author, mother of 5

There can be no greater example of the fact that we still need our parents once we have become parents ourselves than my experiences of mental illness.

It all began 17 years ago with my first major depressive episode. It wasn’t that my darling husband didn’t want to help: he did his very best… It was my mother who lived nearby and who could spend the days with me. […]

Should you be a Snowplough Parent?

London Evening StandardWhile we all try to do our best for our children, the Snowplough Parent (SPP) is ruthless. They make being ‘pushy’ seem like child’s play, and stop at nothing to ensure their child gets the goodies in life and doesn’t have to endure failure or rejection. This is regardless of whether their little angel deserves it, or how it might impact or scupper the chances of others.

We’ve all come across these parents; they barge through the school gates with the ferocity of a hungry rhino […]

Sibling Rivalry – An Age Old Story of Love and Hate

The Guardian - Life and Style By Joanna Briscoe in The Guardian

Sibling Rivalry affects most of us one way or another, whether it’s with our own siblings or between our children. It can range from squabbles and wind-ups to long term emotional trauma. Author Joanna Briscoe quoted me […]

Is Your Teenager Depressed?

By Dick Moore, Teenage Mental Health First Aid Advisor

All of us find life tiresome from time to time, or feel anxious, irritable, tired, distant or sad. Adolescence is a time when our emotions are especially volatile and unpredictable, when the various challenges being faced […]

What To Do When Somebody Chokes

By Emma Hammett, Award Winning First Aid Trainer

There are few things more terrifying than seeing that your child – or anyone – is choking. And it’s not uncommon; most of us have been or will be around someone who chokes. The very worst thing is not knowing what to do. But by being aware of a couple of very simple steps, we can remain calm and help. This fabulous article by award-winning first aid trainer Emma Hammett will empower you to be able to handle the situation should it arise. Please share it with others, because knowing what to do when a child or anyone is choking may be a matter of life and death. […]

Why it’s Crucial to Empower Teens with the Skills and Confidence to Help in an Emergency

By Emma Hammett, Award Winning First Aid Trainer

When thinking about First Aid, the emphasis has historically been on training new parents and child carers, as babies and children as babies and children are accident-prone and it is vital that those caring for them […]

Stressed Out Teens

By Siobhan Harris, Parenting and Family Expert, Boots WebMD

Teenagers are under a lot more stress than we may realise. Juggling schoolwork, activities, part-time jobs and their social lives can all take its toll, as can the hormonal changes and brain re-wiring that are all part of the package called ‘growing-up’. […]