Disturbing content slipping through YouTube’s “kid-friendly” filters (PAW Patrol, Peppa Pig etc))

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Platforms like Netflix and YouTube Kids can seem like the ideal digital daycare for busy parents who appreciate the educational and age-appropriate offerings as a way to keep their kids entertained and engaged while they try to manage other parts of their hectic lives. But as disturbing content starts slipping […]

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Christmas Shopping for Kids? Top Toy Ideas for 2015

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Before we know it Christmas Eve will be upon us with little ones looking forward to Santa’s special delivery. Supermarkets, department stores and toy shops have been advertising their stock for over three months. With the young ones being as smart and savvy as they are nowadays, it is no […]

Tips for Parents – from a Teacher who is also a Parent

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As a teacher who is also a parent with school-age children (age 7 and 9) these are my tips for parents. by Mel the Belle For happiness all round – your child’s, yours, and ours, here are a FEW tips from our birds’ eye view in the classroom: 1. Parents […]

Don’t Become the Wicked Witch! – How to Be a Good Stepmom

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Don’t Become the Wicked Witch! – Marrying a Man with Kids You’ve fallen in love – finally met the man of your dreams. Life is like a fairytale….but wait! Turn the page! Quick! He has children. And suddenly you no longer envision yourself as Cinderella, or Snow White. The only […]