Author: Lynne

Leaving Your Child Home Alone For The First Time

 You never think the day will come when you’ll be leaving your child home alone From the very moment your baby is born, they are either snuggled in your arms, attached to your boob, wriggling on your hip or wedged in your bed! They are very rarely out of your sight and leaving your child home alone never enters your mind. As they get a bit older you go so far as to trap them on the same floor as you – with stairgates, and if you are anything like me, only realise that they don’t actually need them...

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Student Volunteering Week 2018

Student Volunteering Week 2018 Student Volunteering Week takes place in order to highlight the positive contribution that students who volunteer make to their own communities. It recognises the many benefits that everyone who participates in the process receives whilst encouraging more students to become involved with volunteering their valuable skills and time. Student Volunteering Week is now in its 17th year and is carried out by the collaboration of three organisations: Student Volunteering Network, Student Hubs and NUS. Last year 60 Colleges, Universities and Students’ Unions from all over the UK with over 55,000 students took part in this event. Why...

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Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week 2018

Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week – #itsnotok “1 in 20 children and young people in the UK have been sexually abused” (Safeline.org.uk) Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week falls on 5th – 11th February 2018. The intention behind this campaign is to raise awareness of this often secret subject that can be difficult for victims to talk about and in turn to receive the support that they deserve and need. Why this awareness week matters THE BLOG  By Emily Jacob Talk To The Teens In Your LIfe As a Relationship and Sexuality course facilitator in a...

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What Do You Buy a Pizza Lover? 10 of the Best Ideas for Teens

National Pizza Day – What do you buy a Pizza Lover? As if we needed an excuse to eat pizza, the 9th of February is National Pizza Day! In that case, make mine a Joey Tribbiani ‘Special’! The simple fact that there is no need for cutlery and that it can be eaten straight from the box makes pizza a popular choice with teenagers! We have therefore come up with some great ‘pizza’ inspired gift ideas for any important young person in your life. 1. Socks in a Pizza Box    This pizza box contains 4 pairs of cotton socks...

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What Do You Give A Winnie The Pooh Lover? – You Are Never Too Old!

Winnie the Pooh Day Winnie the Pooh Day falls on Thursday, January 18th this year. As any Winnie the Pooh lover will tell you, the date is significant as it is the birthday anniversary of the author A.A Milnes who created the loveable little bear who first appeared in print in 1926. Content goes herePiglet – “How do you spell ‘love’?” Pooh – “You don’t spell it … you feel it.”  Too Old to Love Winnie the Pooh? So, can you ever be too old to still be in love with Pooh? Most of us are introduced to Winnie...

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