Helping your Child Settle into a New School

One of the biggest events in a child’s life is moving schools. For some children, this can often be quite an ordeal, especailly if they are making the Transition From Primary To Secondary school. But there are many things that parents can do to help their child feel more comfortable. …

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How to Spot if your Child is Unhappy at School

A child will not necessarily walk up to a parent and tell him or her that they’re unhappy at school. Instead, parents should watch out for a variety of signs that might indicate that all is not well in the school or classroom. Classic signs of a child’s unhappiness in …

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What to do if your Child is Being Bullied

Too often a child sets off for school (or clubs or sports) ready to have fun and make friends and instead becomes the victim of another child’s bullying. There are many different types of bullying that can occur, and a child may show a variety of warning signs if they’re …

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The Terrible Twos Explained

The ‘Terrible Twos’ is so named because it is a period of child development in which children initially begin to make their own choices. At this age a toddler begins to realise that (s)he does not need to constantly want what her caregiver wants but instead can make up his …

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How Useful are Children’s Search Engines?

For homework and home entertainment, recipes and reviews, music and messages, children seem to use the Internet more every day. Unfortunately, the are many pages that are Inappropriate For A Younger Audience, such as those with a sexual content, pornographic pictures and videos, gratuitous violence, and interactive gambling. One way …

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Child Protection Devices

In our high-tech times it seems as though technology is available to do almost anything, including keep children safe when you can not be with them. Though debate still rages about whether so called child-tracking or child-monitoring devices are a good thing or too invasive, some research suggests that up …

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Help Find Missing Children

Whether you’ve been personally involved in a missing child case or have simply watched a horrible drama unfold on the news, it is likely that you have felt helpless and frustrated that there isn’t more you could do to help. While it would be unrealistic to think that you could …

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How to Report a Missing Child Sighting

Every year over 77,000 children go missing in the UK and unfortunately many of these little ones are not brought home immediately, or sometimes at all. Even though government organisations, charities and the police may all know when an individual child goes missing, their representatives cannot be everywhere and see …

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Child Abduction Within the Family

Though no parent likes to think it, there are some children who are abducted by their own family members. These children are usually abducted by one of their parents after a separation or divorce, and there has been a rise in the number of family abductions that result in the …

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Reporting Missing Children

Perhaps you are a parent or a sibling looking after a younger child, or a local teenager babysitting some neighbourhood kids. Perhaps you let the child play outside, or asked him/her to wait near the front door, or left him/her sitting happily in front of the television. Perhaps you were …

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