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Parenting

How to harness the power of boredom to fill your children’s free time

While writing The Science of Boredom, psychologist Sandi Mann discovered just how much a child can achieve when we let their minds wander. Looking at her own son’s imaginative inventions, perhaps we shouldn’t become too […]

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How to sneak more vegetables into your children’s food

Getting your children to eat a well-balanced diet can be a serious challenge, and it can cause serious tantrums at dinnertime. With these healthy recipes for sneaky mums, taken from Samantha Quinn’s new book, feeding […]

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The Power of Reading Aloud

A miracle occurs when one person reads to another, when words on a page are transformed into dynamic quests that move the heart, brain and imagination. Grounded in neuroscience and behavioural research, The Enchanted Hour […]

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How to Change the Language Around Dyslexia

Dyslexia in the modern world There is a sea change in terms of attitudes to dyslexia, as shown by the growing numbers of famous and successful dyslexics speaking out about their own dyslexia. People succeed […]

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Stress-free Potty Training

Potty training is one of the most important developmental stages of early childhood, but it can be a stressful time for you and your child. Here, Sarah Ockwell-Smith, mother of four, author of The Gentle […]

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An American Boy, a Chinese School and the Global Race to Achieve

Lenora Chu, her husband Rob, and toddler Rainey, move from LA to  Shanghai. Then Rainey is accepted into Shanghai’s most elite public kindergarten, and Lenora starts noticing her rambunctious son’s rapid transformation…   As Rainey becomes increasingly […]

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