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Parenting

  • Helping teens and young adults find and follow their dreams

    As parents we want to help steer our kids on the right path for their future. But where to begin? We snatched five minutes with Sarah Dean, a specialist further education and early careers coach, for some advice.

  • Coping with going back to school post-lockdown

    What a year! After almost six months of lockdown learning, it's time for children to venture back to school. Claygate girls' school, Rowan Prep, offers this advice to help smooth the way.

  • Get the most out of reading with your child

    Reading with your child is one of the most important things you can do for their education. Here's how to get the most of out of it, thanks to the experts at Banstead Prep.

  • 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 […]

  • Living in lockdown – with teens

    Here are 20 things to do that might encourage your teenagers to get out of bed by midday – or at the very least by nightfall (fingers crossed).

  • 12 tips for home schooling

    Where to start? Here are our top tips from creating the right environment to useful resources for home schooling. Good luck!

  • Open Days: 8 top tips

    Looked around a school and still can't judge if it suits your child? Jacky Shackel, head of prep at Lingfield College, gives her tips on what to see, do and ask.

  • Preparing children for the digital world

    How do school's prepare children for a digital world when technology changes so fast? We asked Ian Thorpe, head teacher at Downsend School in Leatherhead.

  • Fitness and fun for mums and little ones

    Finding it hard to combine motherhood and exercise? BusyLizzy is the answer - a boutique fitness club especially for mums and their little ones.

  • Why choose an international school?

    More and more parents are seeking an alternative to the traditional British private school - and here's why.

  • The benefits of boarding

    There are lots of good reasons to consider an international boarding school - the academics and extra-curricular programmes among them.

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