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Being a Guide or Scout 'can help improve mental health in later life'

Children who participate in the organisations are likely to have better psychological health in middle age Joining the Scouts or Guides appears to help lower the risk of mental

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The Gift That Lasts a Lifetime

Growing up we didn’t have a lot. Mummy & Daddy worked hard, but with four kids, things were always tight. We didn’t have stacks of presents under our Christmas tree. I

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Study Tips For Exams

Learning new material is challenging. It is normal to think I will never learn this or it's too hard. Get a wall planner and put your exam dates on it. Use a homework

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Saying goodbye to those Primary school years can be hard

We often know the staff well and feel comfortable going in to talk to teachers to sort things out. We’ve been to sports days, concerts, helped out in classes, on school trips and

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A Fresh Start - Good tips for Year 7 & 8's transitioning into Year 9

These early days of a new school years are really important for how our young people will learn to get the best out of their school year. Encourage the “merge like a zip”

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Letting Children be Children

I am just a touch over 50 now but I will never forget my standard 1 (Year 3 for modern types) teacher, in our open-plan classroom (MLE for modern types) informing us, with fear

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Help for Kids 'local sponsors helping local kids'

'Help for Kids' Here at KidsLink, we are so proud of our 'Help for Kids' programme. By the end of 2016, we had been able to help 142 children access $45,000 worth of

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Cotton Wool vs. Let 'em Rip!

Cotton wool vs. let 'em rip - is there a healthy balance? Tip number one: Let children be bored! So often we hear children say "I'm bored" and we leap in with a load of

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Becoming your own Superhero

Over the years of teaching Martial Arts there have been many children who have started martial arts classes wanting to be Kung-fu Pandas, Ninja Turtles, colourful Power Rangers and

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Unlock your teen's potential - our top tips!

Here are our top tips! Sue Blair - Personality Dynamics Here are Sue's top tips! It is important to understand the different personalities in your home. A preference for

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Osteopathy - An Overview

The body is a complex network of communicating cells driven by an even more complex mechanism of communicating pathways with the PHYSICAL “orchestrator” being “the brain”. The

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Art Therapy for children: play with a purpose

While children can often benefit from counselling to deal with life’s challenges, they may find it difficult or scary to properly express their fears, worries and difficulties.

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