Christmas can bring increased pressures on families and make other difficulties more heightened. In contrast to the adverts at this time of year, for some it’s a sensory bombardment, or a stressful build-up, or a confusing time of conflicting beliefs.
Exam time can be full of stress and it can be hard to know how to support your teenager through these pressures. Some young people will struggle with anxieties about how to perform well, while others will deal with the stress through avoidance. What can you do to help your child during this challenging time?
The rise of smartphones, tablets, and other devices has made it easier for people of all ages to access the internet and use digital media, but there are concerns about the impact this increased screen time may have on the development and well-being of children. What does the research tell us and what can you do as a parent?
What should you say to your children and about ‘big’ topics such as race, difference, equality? Sometimes if can feel like children are too young to consider the inequalities of the world and the topics too weighty to address. But there are rich opportunities for important learning – so how can we approach these conversations?