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How to keep interactions between kids and dogs safe

How can we keep interactions between children and dogs safe and happy? Petra Edwards and Susan Hazel provide some tips.

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How Turning Red gives families permission to feel sad and angry

You can't be happy all the time. Movies like Turning Red and Encanto show that when the characters learn how to embrace all of their emotions, they can become their true, authentic selves, writes Cher McGillivray.

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A parent guide to the language of wellbeing

Wellbeing, SEL, mental health are just some terms that our young people are more familiar with than we ever were, writes Lucy Barrat. She explains the differences in this handy glossary.

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How parents can inspire their young poets

With entries open for our annual Student Poetry Competition, Diane Bourke provides ideas for parents to encourage their budding young poets.

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10 tips to help your teen out of the Procrastination Trap

Procrastination looks different for everyone, writes Dr Deborah Trengove. She shares her top procrastination-beating tips.

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What happens if we fail to grow up?

In her new book, Maggie Hamilton explores how we can better prepare our kids for this complex world. In this extract, she looks at how childhood has become derailed – and what we can do to repair it.

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Tips for teenagers on finding that first job

Finding that first part-time job can be hard for teens, but as the economy bounces back from COVID, now is a great time to find work. Careers expert Helen Green offers advice for teenagers.

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Educating our kids to thrive online

We can help young people to live well online through character education, writes Tom Harrison.

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Fair play: How sport helps kids become good citizens

New research confirms that taking part in sport helps children develop important civic values, write Vaughan Cruickshank and Casey Mainsbridge.

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