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  • Is it time to try an online school?

    With many children struggling to study at home and doubts over September start dates, specialist ‘virtual’ schools are gaining huge traction - but what do they offer that’s different?

  • Parent ‘Lockdown learning’ survey – the results

    Earlier this month we commissioned our own comprehensive survey amongst Muddy readers into Lockdown Learning – and we’ve been blown away by the response! Thank you to the 1200 of you who expressed how you felt about virtual-schooling, the difficulties you and your children were facing, as well as revealing surprise success stories and offering […]

  • Kids driving you nuts? The best parenting books

    And we all thought parenting was hard BEFORE lockdown. Jeez! We've got five brilliant new books that promise to help.

  • 5 things I’ve learned about motherhood

    Acclaimed author (and Muddy favourite) Clover Stroud is in the midst of raising her 5 children. Miraculously she's found time to write a book about it all. Here's a taster.

  • teen slang

    J’adore/ J’abhor

    Parlez-vous teen slang? The language barrier has always been a problem when it comes to parent/child communications. Do you find the way your little darlings speak totally basic or, like, lit?

  • Back to school blues

    After a summer of freedom and fun, going back to school can be stressful for kids. Children's life coach Lisa Parkes gives her top tips to prepare kids for the new school year.

  • How to tame your teen

    Has your little darling become Kevin The Teenager? We've asked a top parenting expert for advice.

  • Are your kids active enough?

      Do you remember that news story a few weeks back about how exercise levels in children starts declining from seven years old? We’re all used to hearing about how teens, especially girls, lose their interest in sport as their hormones kick in and they become more self-conscious, but seven?  I have thirteen-year-old boys and […]

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