Category: Features

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The Magic of Myths

A detour on the way to a city burger restaurant led to Diane Bourke's grandsons enthusiastically discovering Greek mythology - action-packed stories with real-life...

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Brewing up New Horizons: the Benefits of Short Courses for Teenagers

From finding a new hobby to discovering a job, careers expert Helen Green explains the many benefits of teenagers embarking on short courses.

A Guide to Making the Most of Uni Open Days

How to Get the Most Out of Uni Open Days

The university Open Day season is about to begin. Careers expert Helen Green gives practical tips and advice for you and your teenager to...

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Making Better Dads

The Fathering Project is helping to equip fathers become the best dads they can be. Read how a simple idea of Dads' Groups based...

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Logging on to Relaxation

Gamifying wellbeing is part of a new program that's helping students to de-stress and maintain focus.

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Michael Grose: Strategies to Help your Anxious Child

Leading parenting expert Michael Grose has just published a new book on coping with childhood anxiety. Here he offers advice on helping your child...

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When School Days are Lonely Days

Is your child lonely at school? It can have a serious impact on their mental health and academic attainment. A team of university experts...

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Why our Girls are Under So Much Pressure – and How We Can Help

Clinical psychologist Dr Lisa Damour says there is a great deal parents can do to help their daughters navigate life's rough waters. We talk...

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How to Build Healthy Motivation in Your Child

New work from researchers at Harvard University looks at how we can help children develop the right kind of motivation.