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NSPCC says Talk PANTS and help keep your child safe from abuse

The Underwear Rule is a simple way that parents can help keep children safe from abuse.  We know talking with your child about private parts can seem difficult, but you can have simple conversations about keeping safe without using scary words or mentioning sex.  The NSPCC have developed PANTS as an easy way to teach children that their body belongs to them and to talk to a trusted adult if they ever feel scared or upset.

Summer Holidays - Dread or Delight?

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School holidays - dread or delight? There are hundreds of different things you could do – lighten up, get away from the telly and build some happy, funny and memorable memories!

Sibling Rivalry

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Sibling rivalry can apply to any child living in the same family, from step brothers and sisters to blood related brothers and sisters - and it refers to the jealousy, competition, teasing and fighting that goes on between them - and all the experts seem to agree that it stems from your child’s deep desire and need for your exclusive love - and their need for your attention and their sense of identity, self worth and specialness within your family.

Eat Together, Stay Together

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Table manners are something that seems to be going out of fashion these days, perhaps it is because many of us don't eat at the table any more. I think this is very sad. The old saying ‛families who eat together stay together' is true, because meal times should be a time for communication and discussion - whether it is about world affairs, general chit chat or what has happened at school that day.

Internet Prowlers

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new survey has revealed that almost a third of parents' worry that their children will be exposed to inappropriate content online (37 per cent). Despite these findings, 18 per cent of parents rely primarily on parental control software, rather than overseeing and regulating their children's internet use themselves.

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