Category: Parenting

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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University Mental Health – how to thrive in higher education

University Mental Health University Mental Health Day – March 1st 2018 University Mental Health Day is a national campaign which promotes the mental health of people who live, work and study in universities. It is jointly run by Student Minds and UMHAN (University Mental Health Advisers Charity) and encourages all staff and students to get involved. If you have someone you care about heading off to university it is important to know that they will be looked after, not just physically, but mentally as well. They may be living away from home for the first time and dealing with new people, new surroundings...

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Children’s hobbies and why they should remain just that – hobbies

Why Children’s hobbies are so important The definition of a hobby is An activity done regularly in one’s leisure time for pleasure. A hobby is meant to be a hobby When your child takes up something new it is exciting for us parents. You begin to see their true personality and individuality. Then when a child starts getting better at it the excitement leads us to believe that it is something we should push and encourage. This is a natural, healthy reaction as we just want the best opportunities for our children and their future success, but we need to...

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Teenage sexual relationships and how to prepare!

What do you do when your child brings home their boyfriend or girlfriend? Watching your child grow up, change and become more independent is weird. It is wonderful too, but it is weird. You have complete control over them for years and they love it. Then that all changes and you have to take a back seat and parent them from a distance. Teenage sexual relationships One of the weirdest parts for me was how to deal with the boyfriend/girlfriend situation and the subject of teenage sexual relationships. We didn’t give it much thought before it happened and although I...

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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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