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Junior Blog: 1st September 2021

Welcome to the 26th edition of the Katie Jayne Tutors Junior Blog. After the long summer (which we can safely say has been one of the cloudiest on record!), we are definitely looking forward to getting back into the classroom. Enjoying that first day, catching up with friends, hearing all of their news and telling […]

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Senior Blog 1st August 2021

It has been far too long since we were in touch last… We hope you have all been well and looking after yourselves. Three weeks into the summer holidays and there is so much to pack in. I am sure many of you will be off on a staycation or spending time with family and […]

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Parent Blog Issue Number 6 Monday 28th June 2021

Katie Jayne Tutors is pleased to provide relevant and informative educational information to parents and gives free access to all sorts of resources via its Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages. For golden nuggets of help in bitesize chunks, just follow or sign up for our blog sent straight to your email – you can sign […]

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Katie Jayne Parent Blog Issue Number 5 – 14th June 2021.

Glad to have you back with us. This week we look at how Covid-19 has affected your child’s education with an expected budget cut and the outlook for exams in 2021/2022. i – Education has just released an article stating that the Government has introduced a stealth cut totalling a loss of £118 million from […]

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Katie Jayne Tutors Parent Blog Issue Number 4 – 7th June 2021

Having heard from many parents asking for help with extra tuition, the same question popped up time and again: What can we do to help support our child’s learning? Here we hope to provide you with some useful tips to help support the way you and your child approach their school work. To find out […]

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Parent Blog: 24th May 2021

Great to know that our Parent Blogs are being well received! We love all feedback from our readers… So here we go for another round of helpful information for parents focusing on: -How will GCSE and A-level grading work in 2021? -Advice for GCSE and A-Level students in the run up to the Summer -The […]

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Senior Blog: 1st May 2021

Welcome to Katie Jayne’s Senior Blog Issue Number 25. Taking time out to understand some of the important things this month, we take a look at why understanding asthma is so important, how to write a limmerick and what to do if you have a lost a sock or two. So much has happened in […]

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Junior Blog: 1st April 2021

Welcome to the 25th issue of Katie Jayne’s Junior Blog. So good to be back with our Junior Blog and so good for you to all be back in the classroom. We can imagine how wonderful it was to see your friends and teachers and to be back in the school building. It can be […]

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Parent Blog: 1st March 2021

Welcome to the Katie Jayne’s Parent Blog Issue Number 2. Normally we would be saying ‘well done for getting through half term’, but now we are shouting from the roof tops; ‘well done for getting through another lockdown’. Guidance was issued on February 16th to state that the return of all school children would commence […]

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Parent Blog: 1st February 2021

Welcome to the Katie Jayne Parent Blog Issue Number 1. It has taken a while for us to write a parent blog, probably because we wanted it to hit all of the right notes for our parents and for parents around the UK and internationally. We also wanted to ensure our Junior and Senior blogs […]

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Senior Blog: Thursday 21st January 2021

Welcome to the Katie Jayne Tutors Senior Blog Issue Number 24. There are some really interesting days of note that we wanted to highlight to you this week: Sugar Awareness Week and Celebrit-teas run by the Samaritans, both of these national awareness days are of great relevance to your age group. Have a read and […]

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Junior Blog: 18th January 2021

Welcome to the 24th issue of Katie Jayne’s Junior Blog. We have had some frosty photographs in from our readers, showing us some of the wonderfully magical scenes they came across over the weekend when the weather took a dip to minus 2. These photographs reminded me of Narnia from The Lion the Witch and […]

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Senior Blog: 7th January 2021

Welcome to the Katie Jayne Tutors Senior Blog Issue Number 23. We would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year for 2021. Let us all hope that this year will bring renewed positivity and a bright outlook for us all. In a week where you would have been looking forward to going […]

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Junior Blog: 4th January 2021

Welcome to the 22nd edition of the Katie Jayne Tutor’s Junior Blog. Whilst Christmas this year might have been very different to usual, we hope it was a wonderful affair for you and your families. Here at the Katie Jayne Tutors family we found some fantastic positives to sharing a smaller Christmas with our loved […]

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Senior Blog: 17th December 2020

Welcome to the Katie Jayne Tutors Senior Blog Issue Number 22. Mentoring month will be upon us in the New Year and we spoke to a few of our colleagues who have the joy of mentoring others and what that means for them. Find out how you can get involved in a mentoring scheme at […]

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Junior Blog: Monday 14th December 2020

Welcome to the 22nd edition of the Katie Jayne Tutor’s Junior Blog. I could not resist but share with you one of my favourite biscuits, I call them Sameretti. If you love almond, you will love these little nuggets of yumminess, and they look like snowballs – what is not to like? If you have […]

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Senior Blog: 3rd December 2020

Welcome to the Katie Jayne Tutors Senior Blog Issue Number 21. So much to fit in before Christmas, decorations to put up, presents to buy and wrap, Christmas cards to send and lots of Christmas baking to do… We love Christmas….. We wanted to take time out to remember that some people do not have […]

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Junior Blog: Monday 30th November

Welcome to the Katie Jayne Tutors Junior Blog Issue Number 21. Advent is upon us…What does your advent calendar look like? Why do we have advent calendars? When were they first introduced? What other festive traditions do you and your family and friends carry out? Christmas is all about giving, so we are highlighting some […]

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Senior Blog: 19th November 2020

Welcome to issue number 19 of our Katie Jayne Tutors Senior Blog. So many of you have written in with photographs of new pets that we simply could not resist adding a small photo gallery for you to ooohhh and ahhh over… Plus, there is a great guide to what to focus on this term. […]

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Junior Blog: 16th November 2020

Welcome to the Katie Jayne Tutors Junior Blog issue number 20. There is so much to pack into this week, where do I start? How about taking a trip with the wonderful and colourful birds that are all starting to make their long journeys home to the South for the winter months, or take an […]

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Teacher Blog: Issue 2

Welcome to the second edition of our Teacher Blog, bringing together our community. This is a place for you to catch up with Katie Jayne news, to read discussions and articles about education related topics and a chance to have a moment of self-reflection with our guest counsellor article. Just a teaser – we have […]

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Senior Blog: 5th November 2020

At last bonfire night!!! We have some great ideas that will help to make your November 5th go with a bang. Take a look as we guide you through the new rules of lockdown #2 and our interesting look at Diwali and the origins behind it. This issue is your chance to vote for your […]

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Junior Blog: 2nd November 2020

Welcome to issue number 19 of Katie Jayne Tutors Junior Blog. Bang, whizz sizzle, crackle and boom will be the words on everybody’s lips on Friday 5th November. Born in York, back in 1570, Guy Fawkes made his name as the conspirator who failed to blow up the Houses of Parliament. During his time in […]

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Senior Blog: Thursday 22nd October 2020.

A funny thing happened on the way to the…This is the title of our new game. Seeing as it is now half term and you can relax a little, we thought it would be a good idea to delve into the world of imaginative games. So here we go! Hope you have your brains in […]

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Junior Blog: 19th October 2020

Welcome to the Katie Jayne Tutors Junior Blog Issue Number 18. Ahhhhhhhh… The run up to October half term, we love it. The air is crisp and the nights are drawing in; excitement about the thought of one or two weeks off school is all around and the prospect of Halloween fun and Bonfire madness […]

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Senior Blog: 8th October 2020

Welcome to the Katie Jayne Senior Blog, Issue Number 16. It is great to have you with us. We are pleased to say that this issue is full of ideas on how to spend Halloween, an article from Cathy Salvi from the Surrey Counselling Centre about how to deal with change and our regular features, […]

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Junior Blog: 5th October 2020

Welcome to the Katie Jayne Tutors Junior Blog, Issue Number 17. How chilly!!! And such a turn in the colour of the leaves….. it is really turning wintery. We have Halloween and Guy Fawkes night just around the corner and when the clocks go back on the 25th October it really will feel like winter […]

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Senior Blog: 24th September 2020

Welcome to the Katie Jayne Tutoring Senior Blog, Issue Number 15. We had so much to squeeze into this edition of the Senior blog that there was not quite room for everything, but we hope you find this week’s competition fun! Hopefully it will get you excited about creating and if you love writing songs, […]

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Junior Blog: 21st September 2020

Welcome to the Katie Jayne Tutors Junior Blog Issue Number 16. What a cracking first two weeks back to school – Well done mums and dads, carers and grandparents for managing to get back into the school run with grace and humour and a huge well done to all of you for getting through a […]

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Senior Blog – 10th September 2020

Welcome to the Katie Jayne Tutors Senior Blog Issue Number 14 What a week! Last week was one of the most eagerly anticipated returns to school that we have seen in our many years of working within education. How fantastic was it to get back into the classroom and to see all of your classmates? […]

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Junior Blog – 7th September 2020

At last…back to school! How long had you waited for the moment that you could put on your school uniform, prepare your school bag, rush out of the door and meet up with your friends on the walk to school or at the school gate? The return to school was one of the most anticipated […]

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Junior Blog – 24th August 2020

Welcome to the Katie Jayne Tutors Junior Blog Issue Number 14. We know that you will all want to pack as much into your last few weeks of the summer holiday as you can, so we have packed in a number of great activities that you can take part in before you get back to […]

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Senior Blog – 20th August 2020

Welcome to the Katie Jayne Tutors Blog issue number 13. For some of you today is one of the most important days of your life… GCSE results day! We hope that you are all pleased with the grades you receive. We know that you will have worked very hard over the past few years and […]

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Junior Blog: 10th August 2020

Welcome to the Katie Jayne Tutors Junior Blog Issue Number 13. Superstition states that because this is blog number 13 something untoward may happen. Keep your eyes peeled during this edition and let us know when you notice a spelling mistake or something that looks a little odd. It could be the wrong picture with […]

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Senior Blog: 6th August 2020

Welcome to the Katie Jayne Tutors Senior Blog Issue Number 12. We have been looking back at some of the great ideas, competitions, information snippets, thoughts and educational advice printed within the Senior Blog. If you haven’t read all twelve blogs they are available for you to check out, just go to the Katie Jayne […]

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Junior Blog: 27th July 2020

Welcome to KJ Tutors Junior Blog Number 12. We have had so much fun this week enjoying the sun and catching up with our friends, going for walks with the dogs and going shopping….. There is so much more to do now, especially with the return of the sunshine. Thank you so much to all […]

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Senior Blog: 23rd July 2020

Welcome to the Katie Jayne Tutors Blog Number 11. We know that many of you have managed to get away for a short break or a holiday and how nice it is to have a change of scenery, whether it is driving down to the West Country or up to Scotland or even taking a […]

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Teacher Blog: Issue 1

Welcome to the Katie Jayne Tutors Teacher Blog Issue Number 1. I hope to bring you a range of interesting facts, articles, discussion and items that will help you to navigate the teaching world and keep you up to date with what Katie Jayne Tutors has been up to. For many of you this will […]

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Junior Blog: 13th July 2020

Welcome to the Katie Jayne Tutors Junior Blog, Number 11. We don’t know about you, but we are thoroughly enjoying the slower pace of the summer holidays. We have been getting up a bit later, staying up a bit later and finding the time to do the things we love. Thank you to one of […]

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Senior Blog: 9th July 2020

Welcome to the KJ Tutors Senior Blog!Issue 10 For most of you the summer holiday has begun. Online lessons have ended and it is time for you to take a little time to relax and enjoy a well-earned break. We agree that summer is the time to chill, spend time doing the things you love […]

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Junior Blog: 29th June 2020

Welcome to the Katie Jayne Tutors Junior blog number 10. We find ourselves hurtling towards the end of the academic year. A time to wish our friends and classmates a fun summer holiday, time to thank our wonderful teachers for all of their hard work and time to think about having some time to relax […]

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Senior Blog: 25th June 2020

Welcome to Issue 9 of the Katie Jayne Tutors Senior blog. What a fantastic change in the weather! We thoroughly enjoyed spending time with our Fathers on Sunday and we hope that you did too. We would love to see any photographs that you are happy to share with us. With Cinemas and Museums set […]

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Junior Blog: 22nd June 2020

Welcome to the Katie Jayne Tutors Junior Blog issue number 9. The highlight of my week was being able to cuddle my Mum, after not having done so for over three months, this was quite emotional. I hope your experience of getting back to a little normality has been a good one. Hopefully you have […]

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Senior Blog: 18th June 2020

Welcome to Issue Number 8 of the Katie Jayne Tutors Senior Blog. Thank you for joining us for another week. It has been a week full of rain and thunderstorms, not really what we had in mind for the middle of June. We hope that the rain has not stopped you getting out and about, […]

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Junior Blog: 15th June 2020

Welcome to Katie Jayne Tutors Junior blog! Issue Number 8. We thought we should remind you all that it is Father’s Day on Sunday 21st June, not this Sunday but the Sunday after…… Just enough time for you to make or buy a card and a gift. But what to get? We have done a […]

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Senior Blog Thursday 11th June

Welcome to Issue number 7 of the KJ Tutors Senior Blog! We wanted to remind you that it will be Father’s Day in a couple of weeks time on Sunday 21st June. Just enough time for you to make or buy a card and order a gift. But what to get? We have done a […]

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Junior Blog Issue No.7

Monday 8th June 2020 We know that many of you are missing your friends, so are we! We thought that it might be nice to concentrate on how you can connect with your classmates. We wanted to share some of the fun ideas that we have had to help you to connect with your friends.This […]

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Senior Blog: 4th June 2020

Issue 6 We hope you had a wonderful half term and that you enjoyed the wonderful weather – it has truly been glorious. Our feature this week looks at the Virtual Design Festival. Running from the 15th  April to 30th June. The Virtual Design Festival is the world’s first online design festival. This festival is full of […]

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Junior Blog: 1st June 2020

Issue 6 This week has flown by so quickly and today would be the first day of the second half of the summer term. The summer term always holds many of our most favourite activities, let us hope that we are all back to school as soon as possible. A few of you have been […]

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Senior Blog: 28th May 2020

Issue 5 Thank you for the photographs of the baking that has been taking place, we are very impressed with what we have seen. Especially with this Focaccia, probably because here in the office we love nothing better than dipping into some home-made hummus with a fresh slice of focaccia. We wondered if you may […]

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Junior Blog: 25th May 2020

Issue 5 I am sure that most of you will have been outside enjoying the sunshine. We have also been enjoying the amazing weather. Whilst sitting in our gardens we have been taking a look at some of the wonderful things that have been going on around the world whilst people have been in lock […]

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Senior Blog: 21st May 2020

Issue 4 In the run up to half term I have been thinking about some of the great things that I have taken part in or tried out this month. I have been just as busy in lockdown as I would normally be. But I did find that I was taking part in a number […]

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Junior Blog: 18th May

Issue 4 What a great week! With the VE Day celebrations, National Nurse Day, the announcement that some Primary School children might be returning to class in June and Captain Tom Moore has raised an incredible £32,796,450 for the NHS, what better news could we ask for to keep us all going? We hope that […]

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Senior Blog – 14th May 2020

Welcome to the KJ Tutors Senior Blog! Issue 3 What a fantastic bank holiday weekend! Hopefully some of you managed to get involved in some of the wonderful VE day celebrations that took place on Friday 8th May.  Roads near us were lined with families celebrating in their own front gardens with flags, picnics and […]

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Junior Blog: 11th May 2020

Issue 3 We have had a couple of brilliant drawings and photographs sent in to us this week from a few of our readers. Holly’s drawing stood out because it sends a positive message from a character that we love, Spiderman! He happens to be dressed in his blue NHS uniform and we loved the […]

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Senior blog – 7th May 2020

Welcome to the KJ Tutors Senior Blog! Issue 2 We hope that you have had a really good week; we cannot believe how fast the time is flying by.  Here at Katie Jayne’s we have been busy keeping fit and learning new things. Hopefully you were able to take advantage of some of the useful […]

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Juniors blog – 4th May 2020

Junior Blog 4th May, 2020 Welcome to the KJ Tutors Junior Blog!Issue 2 We cannot believe that a whole week has gone by since our last blog. We hope that you have stepped straight back into your school work again with lots of energy. The Easter break is always nice but it is great to […]

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Senior Blog – 30th April 2020

Senior Blog 30th April, 2020 Welcome to the KJ Tutors Senior Blog! Issue 1 This blog is aimed at you. We want to share some great educational tools and ways for you to keep in touch with things that interest you. We will be providing you with lots of links to topics that will help […]

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Juniors Blog – 27th April 2020

Issue 1 This blog is aimed at you. We want to share some fun ideas, great educational tools, ways to keep in touch with things that interest you and lots of links to topics that will help you with your school work. Each week we can work together to keep your mind and body active. […]

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Win one month’s tuition for a key worker’s family.

Are you a key worker? – Do you know any children of a key worker? We are offering the chance for THREE key worker families to WIN a free month* of online tutoring for their child. We can cover tutoring in a range of subjects for children from age 4 to 18. * One month’s […]

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How to help your child manage workload and exam stress!

Stress!!! It’s International Stress Awareness Week and so we thought this was a very appropriate time to discuss this topic. For many children, big exams will be the first time they’ve ever really had to deal with managing pressure – so how can we help them deal with stress, so they learn from an early […]

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Best Museums for Children in London

The Best Museums for Children in London. With half term upon us and in honour of #museumsatnight2019, we have compiled a list of 5 of the best museums in London for children. These museums really have something for everyone, whether you fancy discovering the world of codebreaking or joining in on a Where’s Wally Hunt, […]

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What Parents need to know about their Child with ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a behavioural disorder that can make it difficult for those affected to concentrate. The condition is usually diagnosed between the ages of six and 12-years-old nowadays. According to UK charity ADHD Action, approximately 1.5m adults in the UK have the condition, but only 120,000 are formally diagnosed.  ADHD Awareness Month takes place […]

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Fuelling your child’s brain for school

This week we have our guest blogger for Katie Jayne Tutors, Clare Jeffries from Healthy Influence talking to us about fuelling your child’s brain for school…

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What can you do to support your child’s mental health? 

Mental health. These two words seem to be appearing more and more frequently when discussing our children. Schools are appreciating the importance, parents are becoming wiser. So what exactly should we be doing to help improve a child’s mental health? There are many suggestions out there but I have selected five which I believe are […]

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How can we support our children’s health and wellbeing?

Well how about through sport? As National School Sports Week kicks of this week, the Youth Sport Trust states that ‘many young people are missing outon the life-changing benefits of sport and play that would improve their health and wellbeing and equip them with the skills to thrive’.

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What are the Best Educational Games?

It’s the start of the holidays and you have already run out of patience with your children. How will you manage to get through the next few days and weeks without a multitude of arguments and doors slamming? Well…. There once was a time (long ago!) when families actually had to sit together and ‘bond’ […]

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