How to Raise a Compassionate Child
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by Our Little Blended Family
1y ago
Compassion is one of the most important social skills that your child will need. Without any real understanding of how others feel and how to respond, it can be difficult to form a relationship and connect with others. It seems simple. Someone’s sad so we comfort them. However, it’s not so apparent to children. They will need your help in recognising the difference between emotions. You can help by making them aware when their friends or others around them are sad and guide them by offering tips on how they can help. Here are some more parenting tips that were shared with us by a private schoo ..read more
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Helping Your Child Become More Independent
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by Our Little Blended Family
1y ago
If you’re trying to encourage your child to do a little more around the house and become independent, there are many things that you can do. To start with, you can show them how jobs are done. Naturally, they may develop a curiosity and want to join in. It’s something that many children do as they try to imitate and be like their parents. According to an independent school in Richmond, parents can have a profound influence on their children’s attitudes and outlook on life which is why as well as being sure to embody good habits, they should steer clear of the bad. You can also introduce chores ..read more
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The Importance of Community Involvement for Children
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by Our Little Blended Family
1y ago
As individuals, we long for a sense of belonging and community. A place that we belong in the world and children are quite the same. Especially when they’re younger – it can be a real source of confidence, comfort, and pride. That doesn’t necessarily mean their local community. While it is an example of one, a community can be forged and found anywhere. Places like school, your church and pretty much anywhere. In this post, we share what we’ve learned about the importance of community involvement from speaking to boarding schools in London. As mentioned earlier, there is a lot of comfort that ..read more
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How to Raise a Team Player
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by Our Little Blended Family
1y ago
There’s a skill to working with others. It’s something that children should be taught from an early age as we can all learn from one another. There will also likely be times where they come across those that they don’t get along with or just clash with personality wise. Team working skills will help them in tackling conflicts like these, developing tolerance and maintaining respect. This makes it a desirable skill for the workplace and can help children in their professional development. If you would like to learn about the ways in which you can help your child to become a better team player ..read more
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Tips for maximising storage space for growing families
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by Our Little Blended Family
1y ago
As a Mum to three growing kids, I know just how much stuff they accumulate over the years. It seems like it never ends! I always thought that as they grew older, they would have less to store as they outgrew their toys. But the reality is that they always seem to have more stuff than we have space to store it. Here are my tips for maximising storage space for your growing family. Change your furniture Make sure that the furniture you have works for your family’s needs. Think about how you could switch your furniture for more practical items. This could be switching to a smaller dining table th ..read more
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Top Tips for Preparing Your Child for the School Bus
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by Our Little Blended Family
1y ago
When the time comes for your child to start catching the bus to and from school without adult supervision, you both might feel a bit apprehensive. This is normal, as it’s a big step for your youngster, but there are things you can do to help prepare them. Here are some top tips from a prep school in Hertfordshire. Practise the Bus Route  Your child might be feeling nervous about catching the bus to school because they don’t know what to expect. One easy way to resolve this is to practise the route with them a few times before they have to start doing it on their own. This will help famili ..read more
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Exploring STEM Subjects with Your Child
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by Our Little Blended Family
1y ago
If you’re looking for ways to support your child academically and help them succeed in school, one great option is to explore STEM subjects with them at home. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths, and represents all subjects that fall under that umbrella, like Medicine, Psychology, or Astronomy. There are lots of ways you can explore these topics at home, as explored below by a prep school in Hampstead. Explore Nature  The great outdoors provides many opportunities to learn, particularly where science is concerned. You could encourage your child to start growing the ..read more
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How to Boost Your Child’s Creativity
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by Our Little Blended Family
1y ago
Creativity isn’t something we are born with, despite the misconception that it’s a knack you either have or you don’t. It’s actually something that parents can encourage and foster within their children from a young age. If you’re wondering how, here are some tips from a nursery in Leicestershire. Make Your Own Gifts  When it comes to Christmas and Birthdays, or any other special occasions, it would be a good idea to encourage your child to create their own gifts and cards. It doesn’t have to be a complex project; something as simple as a bracelet or a painted ornament will encourage thei ..read more
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The Benefits of Journaling for Children
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by Our Little Blended Family
1y ago
Journaling is great for children for many reasons. Not only does it help them process big feelings, it also supports their literacy skills, which can benefit them academically. I have teamed up with an independent school in London to explore the benefits of journaling for children in further detail. Enhances Self-Awareness  Children who keep a journal are able to write down their thoughts and feelings, which allows them to work through and reflect upon challenging emotions. This process is great for helping children become more self-aware and tune into what’s going on inside. Essentially ..read more
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Exploring Gratitude with Your Child
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by Our Little Blended Family
2y ago
Being grateful for what we have can help lead to a happier and more fulfilled life. With that said, gratitude is something you might want to explore with your child, to help them to see even the simplest of things in a positive way. I have teamed up with a private school Worcestershire to share some advice on how you can explore gratitude with your child.  Practise Daily Try and find opportunities to practise gratitude with your child on a daily basis, until it becomes a natural mindset for them. At mealtimes, why not take it in turns for each member of your family to share something you ..read more
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