The Drama Triangle: Relationship Breakup advice

The Drama Triangle: Build Better Relationships

The Drama Triangle is one of the concepts/theories that I quite often look back at when friends, family, or clients are talking about problems in their relationships, or problems holding down a relationship – it comes up a lot when talking about bad break-ups, especially those where contact is still required because of shared children. Outside of Copse Magazine, I also work as a mentor … Continue reading The Drama Triangle: Build Better Relationships

How to stop a puppy from chewing things

How to stop a puppy from chewing things?

They might look cuddly, beautiful, and the cutest thing that you ever did see, but puppy dogs who destroy furnishings seem to be working very hard at not being man’s best friend – but how do you stop a puppy from chewing everything? The first step is to appreciate their age and ability to comprehend consequences. You may have heard it said that with dog … Continue reading How to stop a puppy from chewing things?

Christmas Recipe Ideas: Reindeer Cakes

Christmas Recipe Ideas: Easy Reindeer Cakes

If you are looking for some fantastically fun Christmas Recipe ideas for you to make with or for the children’s christmas party (or that last minute request from the children’s school PTA to bring in cakes for the assembly you didn’t even realise was on Friday morning)… then this is the Christmas Recipe idea for you! Serves 12 Ingredients: 2 packs (16g) Fruit Bowl Strawberry … Continue reading Christmas Recipe Ideas: Easy Reindeer Cakes

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The First Car: How to help your Teenager choose theirs

In this article, Mark Barclay from independent parts retailer GSF Car Parts takes a closer look at how best to help your teenage son or daughter choose their first car. When the time comes for your child to start driving their first car, it’s perfectly understandable if you have mixed feelings on the matter. Sure, you’re happy for them to get a bit of freedom, … Continue reading The First Car: How to help your Teenager choose theirs

Teach kids creativity. The machines will beat us.

One of the most significant challenges that the next generation face is how to be useful in an ever more competitive workplace, but maybe creativity is the answer? Even now, there are many tasks that computers can do far better or far quicker than us mere mortals, and the robots are still on the bench, warming up. So where do the humans have an advantage? … Continue reading Teach kids creativity. The machines will beat us.

How do we raise the volume of the parent’s voice in school?

People often ask what motivated me to create The School Report. The reply is always the same – the desire to bring about change- a change in the way parents engage in the educational arena. Often from negative experiences, positive shoots begin to flourish, as is the case for The School Report. After many positive school experiences, my first negative experience inspired me to talk … Continue reading How do we raise the volume of the parent’s voice in school?

Finance should be a distinct part of the curriculum

Rob Gardner, one of the UK’s leading financial experts and a man on a mission to help young people have a financially secure future, has today revealed how parents can help their child build a million pound nest egg – by saving just £5.50 a day from the day they’re born until the age of 10. Not many people have a spare £5.50 a day, … Continue reading Finance should be a distinct part of the curriculum

Parents’ Dilemma: When to Give Children Smartphones – WSJ

“Who the hell would give a junior-high schoolchild a gaming platform to walk through the world with?” said Ellen Krause-Grosman, his mother. “It feels a little like trying to teach your kid how to use cocaine, but in a balanced way.” It’s a difficult challenge that all modern parents face and we can’t just ask mum and dad what they did, as back then the … Continue reading Parents’ Dilemma: When to Give Children Smartphones – WSJ

Worrinots App helps children with stress and anxiety

Can an app relieve child stress & anxiety?

The Worrinots is a new, award-winning app which allows children to share their worries and fears in a fun, safe and controlled environment. When we were little I seem to remember little worry dolls that you could whisper your worries to just before bedtime, and then you would place them under your pillow for the worry dolls to work on your issues while you slept … Continue reading Can an app relieve child stress & anxiety?

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Promoting a safer internet for everyone

Growing up today is much more different than how it was even 10 years ago. With smartphone and computer technology now being so commonly available and used by most adults, children of all ages are getting online to play, learn and explore. While this is beneficial in many ways, it also presents a whole array of new hazards. It’s important that parents responsibly monitor their … Continue reading Promoting a safer internet for everyone