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  • Children and tech: an alternative view

    Tech often gets a bad rap - see how it beguiles our children into gaming for 8 hours a day, for a start. But a recent interview made me see things a little differently - and it might do the same for you.

  • Happy Little Glampers

    A small family business that turns any sleepover into something more spectacular! Everything is done from the set up to the laundry - this one's not just a treat for the kids!

  • Back to school blues?

    Ding ding! Uniforms are ironed, pencils are sharpened, but going back to school can be stressful. Here, teachers offer their top tips for kids (and parents).

  • The Parent’s Guide to Surviving Exam Results…

    because it's not just the kids who are bricking it on GSCE and A level results days this year, right?!

  • Step away from the screens

    Overstretched parents, tech-addicted kids and, shockingly, exercise levels dropping from the age of seven – what can be done to help children get moving again?

  • 11 secondary school choices in Northants

    Who better to ask about school choices than a school girl! Now at sixth form, 17-year-old Bibi Baker gives us the low-down on some gems in Northants

  • The Muddy guide to the new GCSE grading (gulp)!

    Confused by the the new approach to GCSE grading? Worry not, read on for some clarity!

  • Surviving the summer with kids

    Do the summer holidays have you breaking into an anxious sweat? Are you booking day trips and play dates. Let Muddy Stilettos mop your beleaguered brow.

  • 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 Straight-Talking […]

  • How to help your kids’ self esteem

    The Manor School, Abingdon It’s National Offers Day today, and more than half a million 11-year-olds across the country will learn what secondary school they will be attending from September. Experts have predicted that tens of thousands of youngsters are likely to miss out on a place at their first choice of school, but whatever […]

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