PUBLISHED: 10:27 27 February 2019 | UPDATED: 10:27 27 February 2019 Bridget Galton Tanith Carey and her latest book The Friendship Maze Archant Whether your sobbing child comes home from school with tales of friendship woes, or your toddler sinks his teeth into your best friend’s darling daughter Tanith Carey’s latest books help parents to navigate the pitfalls of childrearing Tanith Carey and her latest book The Friendship Maze Whether your sobbing child comes home from school with tales of friendship woes, or your toddler sinks his teeth into your best friend’s darling daughter, the parental stomach lurch will be familiar to many.Tanith Carey, who lives near Archway, has long been helping parents to navigate the obstacle course of childrearing, with books about hothousing, raising girls and finding shortcuts to the sheer guilt-ridden drudgery of it all.Her latest book The Friendship Maze (Vie Books £10.99) aims to help … [Read more...] about Parenting Books, Tanith Carey’s The Friendship Maze and What’s My Child Thinking?
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Silas Walker, Deseret News FILE - A pedestrian walks by the Capitol in Salt Lake City on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. SALT LAKE CITY — On Tuesday, the Senate Government Operations and Political Subdivisions Committee is scheduled to discuss SB151, which would amend the initiative procedure in the state. Among other things, SB151 requires an application for a statewide initiative petition to contain information relating to funding sources for the proposed law. The bill also proposes modifying public hearing and ballot requirements. Other issues expected to be discussed at the Statehouse during the day include: SB92, sponsored by Sen. Todd Weiler, R-Woods Cross, was approved 27-1 and now goes to the House. Yet to be decided is whether the $1.81 million cost of adding the new judges will be included in the final budget. Read More: Utah Senate approves bill adding 4 judgeships in 3rd District Court HB129, a bill allowing candidates for public office to use campaign funds to pay for … [Read more...] about Your up-to-the-hour look at Day 16 of the 2019 Utah Legislature
Dr. Jonathan Halevy. — Photo courtesy of Family Medical Practice Viet Nam News By Dr. Jonathan Halevy* The technological revolution has changed our lives in so many ways. We can travel faster, reach places we never dreamed we could get to, share information and ideas faster than ever before, create tools and machines that change our world, eat more, sit more, invent new medications that will support our decaying sedentary bodies, because we don’t need to work hard anymore. Our world is becoming more and more artificial, virtual and unnatural. Our bodies and minds can’t adjust fast enough to the pace of technology. Our souls have to “bend or break” in order to cope with this fast evolving reality. We are facing a new generation of children who spend more and more time with screens: Watching TV, Youtube, video games, smartphone applications, chatting online and even studying and preparing homework using laptops and computers. Children spend less time … [Read more...] about Screen time and your child’s wellbeing
STARTING primary school for the first time involves more planning than just buying a new uniform and pencil case. Getting a four or five-year-old ready for the huge transition from home, childminder or nursery needs plenty of preparation and support. This is something early years specialist Claire Russell and nursery teacher Suzanne Roberts know all about. As Russell, founder of Playhooray.co.uk which provides play ideas and prompts for young children, says: "When it comes to preparing your child for school it's not all academic, it's about supporting and preparing them from a social, emotional and general wellbeing perspective too. "Parents shouldn't panic or put any pressure on themselves or their young children," she adds. "Don't forget children will pick up on your own anxieties about them starting school, so it can be really beneficial to prepare together for the new chapter in both of your lives." Russell and Roberts have compiled these 14 tips to help parents and children … [Read more...] about Start school the smart way: top tips to help parents prep kids for Primary
Toddler terrors are a well-known rite of passage for little kids and their parents. According to the Mayo Clinic, the “terrible twos” is a normal stage of childhood development when toddlers are torn between their desire for independence and clinging to their reliance on adults. Toddlers experience huge growth in their motor skills plus major intellectual, social and emotional development which yields new and exciting experiences but also frustration. Toddlers lack control over their emotions and can struggle with their new physicality and communication, leading to acting out and misbehaving. Showing affection, setting rules and being present and consistent in your teaching and discipline are key to helping your little one thrive through the toddler years. And for us parents, trying to find the sense of humor in it all is also paramount. Experts recommend a few tactics to get through trying moments with your toddler. As the adult in the situation, summon your patience and … [Read more...] about The terrible twos: What to expect and how to deal