Why sports clubs and activities matter in childhood and adolescence

I spend time and money on my children’s sports to teach them that you have to work hard, persevere, get back up when you fall and push yourself in life to reach goals. I am fully aware that from the outside looking in I probably look deranged a lot of the time. I will also say that I welcome the break when one of the sports has a holiday. Most of all though, I genuinely believe that the bigger picture overrides all of this – because it’s not just about keeping them fit, it’s about so much more!

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Fragrances for kids

Do any of you remember as children the first fragrance or perfume you had? I remember having a bottle of Charlie Red and being obsessed with something called Tribe for ages. Anyone else remember that? It was a really funky black twisted bottle with a pink and blue lid. I also remember a time when I had what was possibly a rather questionable collection of impulse body sprays – anyone else?

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Summer holidays: Then and now

With so many parents struggling with and/or worrying about how to entertain their children over the summer holidays, I’ve been looking back at how things used to be. How were your summer holidays spent as a child? what about you parents and grandparents?

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The Practice of Positive Relationships in the EYFS

What are some of the reasons why positivity is so important? What steps can parents and teachers take in order to ensure that this type of relationship naturally develops? Are there any potential barriers that may need to over overcome along the way? Whether you are a primary caregiver or you are involved within educational settings, all of these questions are relevant.

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