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  • 7 things to ask at school Open Days

    Been to look around a school for your child and felt none-the-wiser about whether it will suit them? We've nobbled Rachel Dent, the head of top girl's school The Abbey, to help make Open Days work for you.

  • Surviving the summer

    If the thought of six long weeks with the nippers has you reaching for the gin at 10am, don't worry. Children's life coach Lisa Parkes is here to help.

  • How to tame your teen

    Teenage kids. Who’d have ‘em? And how the heck do you parent them? There’s certainly much agonizing about this subject around the watercooler (OK, tap) at Muddy HQ of a Monday morning. Which is why we’re currently all fighting over the dog-eared office copy of Ian Williamson’s excellent new book We Need To Talk: A […]

  • Is your child superhuman?

    Nicola Dick-Cleland (above), Head of The Junior School at the prestigious Abbey School in Reading is a trained psychotherapist, so who better to ask about the ever-increasing pressures on children and the gnarly subject of extra-curricular activities than her? Read her thoughts below and please feel free to comment underneath the feature – it’s a […]

  • Are they off to university? 5 student survival cookery courses

    My nephew’s been staying with us for a few days, and as he’s off to university in September we were chatting about how he’s going to survive on the cooking front. It occurred to me that it’s probably a subject cropping up in households across the county as young adults fly the nest *sob*. What will you […]

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