11 things you should discuss with your child’s school

Sending your child to school is such a huge milestone, and they spend many years going through the educational system from nursery right through to their GCSEs. So it is fair to say that school forms an important part of their lives. This means that there are certain cases where you will need to help them be more informed of what is going on. I wanted to share with you some of the things you discuss with your child’s school.

Tips for ASD-friendly Potty Training

AD | Collaborative post Potty training is a daunting task for any parent — but it can be especially difficult when dealing with a child on the spectrum. Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often have unique needs and requirements when learning new skills, such as using the potty. Fortunately, there are some proven techniques that can help parents successfully potty train their child on the spectrum. Here are some practical tips to help make the potty training process smoother for both the child and the parent. Identify Your Child’s Readiness There’s no hard and

How to make more of family dinner time with these ideas

Family dinner time can often be a highlight of the day. A chance for you to enjoy a meal together, catch up on what you have all been up to, and take a moment to enjoy each other’s company without the distractions of homework, work, or household chores. But do you make the most of dinner time? Do you enjoy it or find that your family enjoys the meals you prepare? Here are some of the ideas that could help you make more of family dinner times. 

How to Prepare for Your Child’s Future

Collaborative post There’s no doubt that the current cost-of-living crisis has highlighted a short and medium-term savings crisis in the UK, with 15% of Brits currently having absolutely no financial safety net at all. What’s more, just one-in-three Brits have more than £1,500 committed to savings, so it’s fair to surmise that most households aren’t in a position to currently put significant sums of cash away for their childrens’ future. However, there are other steps that you can take to contribute to your child’s financial future and security. Here’s a few to keep in mind:

Pros and cons of adding a TV to your child’s bedroom

AD | Collaborative post As your children get older, their interests change. This includes how they spent time in their bedrooms and what they use the room for. Something a lot of children ask for at some point or another is a TV. This can be a huge step for a lot of families and there are definitely some pros and cons to consider.

A Guide to Getting Your Kids into Skateboarding

AD | Collaborative post Have you ever looked back with nostalgia on when you got your first skateboard? The thought probably brings back very fond memories. Now that you have a child, you are probably thinking about how you can get your child into skateboarding. Unfortunately, not all kids are the same as their parents. Your interests when you were younger might be different from yours. However, you can still influence them by introducing them to new toys and experiences. One of the reasons they may be terrified is the idea of trying to balance

The benefits of imaginative play for children

AD | Paid collaboration There are so many different ways that children can play, which also changes as they get older. Imaginative play, when children take on some kind of role, can really help their development. Discover some of the benefits of imaginative play and how role play toys from Very.co.uk can help.