Category: What do you?

What Do You Buy a Stationery addict?

 Stationery addict I remember at the start of every new term after the long summer holiday, the one thing that would make going back to school worthwhile was the thought of buying myself a brand new furry/shiny/fluorescent pencil case. (I think this makes me a stationery addict). And of course, it would need filling with pens, pencils, giant rubbers and highlighters in every colour possible. (Corrective fluid was also high on my wishlist, that is until it received a whole school ban. Oh, the smell and the mess!) Stationery envy in the classroom was a very real thing during my...

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Starting periods – making it easier for you and your daughter

If you have a young daughter then it is likely that you have considered the day when she starts her periods. Maybe you are absolutely comfortable with it, as I was as a gynaecology nurse, but I know from experience that, understandably, many mums (and dads) find it hard to know how and when to approach the subject of starting periods. Be open about your own periods The biggest piece of advice I can give you is to be open about your own periods from day one. If a girl grows up seeing sanitary pads and tampons and feeling comfortable with the...

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What do you Buy Teenagers Who Love To Cook

Teenagers Who Love To Cook Cooking is cool again! With the extensive media coverage top chefs such as Jamie Oliver receive alongside the huge success of TV series like The Great British Bake Off, many teenagers are being inspired to put on a pinny and to find their own way around the kitchen. Saf and I have been lucky enough to support teenagers who love to cook at a secondary school. These students were passionate and talented cooks, many of who went on to take Food Technology at GCSE level. As someone who loves to eat, but who really does not...

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Do you know a child who loves science? – 10 great ideas for geeky teens!

It’s British Science Week  9th – 18th  March My teenage daughter, Annie, is the scientist in the family. She is our geek and that is not the insult it used to be GEEK –  typically connotes an expert or enthusiast or a person obsessed with a hobby or intellectual pursuit So, we decided to spend some time finding great ideas for geeky teens. Do you know a child who loves science? Our geeky teen has helped us find things to appeal to young people with scientific minds. 1. Molymods   You might have heard your children talking about molymods. They are used in schools to...

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What Do You Buy A Lover Of Sleep?

No Sleep ’til Bedtime If you spend any amount of time with teenagers, you will be only too aware of just how important sleep is to them. They just don’t seem to be able to get enough of the stuff! It is National Bed Month this month, the perfect excuse for teens to stay under the duvet for just five minutes more! With this in mind, we thought we’d share some great sleep inspired gift ideas for the sleepyheads in your life. 1. Not a Morning Person Nightie The perfect sleepwear for anyone who finds getting up in the...

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