Guest Posts

We are inviting like-minded people to send us their views on the VIP member and what she might be interested in.

It could be something that has appeared in an article, a game you used to play as a child or an image that sums up what it is to be young and full of ideas.

We are interested in building up a network of adults who are passionate about helping shape our girls into bright individuals.

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24 Jul

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Coram’s Fields

Coram’s Fields and Harmsworth Memorial Playground is a children’s charity that serves as a safe place for all children to come and play. As well as a seven-acre park and playground situated in Bloomsbury, London it also has an after school and … Read more »

17 Jul

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Think Like a Child

Think Like a Child   We all know that children are generally more creative than adults. Dr Stephanie Carlson, an expert on childhood brain development (University of Minnesota) explains that children spend up to 2/3 of their time in imaginative … Read more »

10 Jul

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MODERN MANNERS

Etiquette lessons for 3-year olds   There has been a sense of sadness with the teaching staff in Llandovery College in Carmarthenshire in South Wales, sadness of the demise of good etiquette in modern manners. So, they decided to put … Read more »

03 Jul

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Self-Worth

When does a child’s Self Esteem or Self Worth start?   It starts very early on. By the age of 5 a child should have established their sense of self. But a lot happen at the moment that a mother/father … Read more »

26 Jun

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Catch22

CATCH22   Here is another wonderful organisation whom: –   “brings support out of clinical settings to engage and support young people on their terms in non-stigmatised locations.  We work hard to prevent disengagement and offer, directly or through supported … Read more »

19 Jun

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” I’m bored”.

“I’m Bored”   Why is it so important that a child should be allowed to be bored and why adults should not react to this often uttered statement?   The words provoke a feeling of inadequacy in adults to be … Read more »

12 Jun

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Bread

Bread, the food of life.   The importance of bread in the bible is it’s association with miracles and the magical supply of food.  Manna is the word used in the bible for the bread God supplied to the people … Read more »

05 Jun

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International Day of the Child

International Day of the Child   The date of the International Day of the Child varies over the world.   The 1st of June is celebrated in 50 countries, whilst others celebrate the Universal Children’s Day on the 20th November. … Read more »

29 May

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PATHS Plus

Set up by Barnardos, Paths Plus programme seeks to empower children to develop the fundamental social & emotional learning skills to make positive choices throughout life.   Realising Ambition funded Paths Plus, which is a UK wide initiative founded to … Read more »

20 May

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Modern Women Education

Allow Your Inner Girl Become Intelligent Princess Today in this busy world it is easy to forget being happy and concentrate on being safe and stable. Why not let your dreams come true? Modern education can help. Modern Women Education … Read more »

15 May

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Hiring Snowflakes!

Generation Snowflake, or Snowflake Generation, is a neologistic term used to characterize the young adults of the 2010s as being more prone to taking offense and less resilient than previous generations, or as being too emotionally vulnerable to cope with views that … Read more »

There are so many clothing brands out there in the UK and beyond offering great styles for the modern child, why not start early by not influencing your child with very feminine or masculine biased brands?   The trend for … Read more »

01 May

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YouTube

Is YouTube collecting data on children?   A complaint has been filed by a group of 23 child advocacy, consumer and privacy groups, against the US Federal Trade Commission, saying that Google is breaking child protection laws by collecting and … Read more »

24 Apr

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Reading trends

OnBuy.com have recently completed research analysing 2018 data from YouGov to find out which children’s classic books are still being read and which modern 21st century titles are replacing them.   Children in the UK still enjoy reading, 76% of … Read more »

  The Gap in life expectancy between poorest and most advantaged females reaches record high, prompting concerns that the worst off in society are being ‘left behind’   The life expectancy of the poorest girls in the UK has for the first time … Read more »

We have watched the progress of the Lammily doll over the years.   The Lammily doll was invented by Nickolay Lamm who modelled her doll on the proportions of an average 19-year-old American woman.   Standing her new dolls against … Read more »

02 Apr

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Hungry Pupils in the UK

Head teachers from all over the UK, have described their poorest pupils as thin, with bad teeth and grey skin.   The National Education Union conference in Brighton this year, highlighted the issues facing many children growing up in poverty … Read more »

27 Mar

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AFG

Alternatives For Girls helps homeless and high-risk girls and young women avoid violence, teen pregnancy and exploitation, and helps them to explore and access the support, resources and opportunities necessary to be safe, to grow strong and to make positive … Read more »

21 Mar

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WOW – WOMEN OF THE WORLD

WOW – WOMEN OF THE WORLD FESTIVAL   WOW – Women of the World festival celebrates women and girls and looks at the obstacles that stop them from achieving their potential. Around the world, individuals and communities are insisting on the … Read more »

13 Mar

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Gender Neutral Mother’s Day

    Waitrose has dropped the Mother from their Mother’s Day Cards and replaced with a Happy You Day greeting, in a bid to become more “transgender inclusive”.   The supermarket said it was expanding the range to whom the … Read more »

06 Mar

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Toddlers in Bikinis?

Once again, there is outrage in the papers with a large UK store selling bikini tops for 1-2-year olds.   Back Pre-1980’s, children roamed free, without frilly bikini tops if they wished and just like the boys. Slowly we began … Read more »

27 Feb

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Millennials and their Diet

Announced today was the sad fact that Millennials are set to be the fattest generation ever on record in the UK, stating the ¾ will be overweight or obese by the time they are 40!   Cancer Research UK reported … Read more »

20 Feb

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Valentine’s Day Blues

How does it make you feel? Good about yourself, or even worse than normal?   We are inundated with photos of perfect couples going about their perfect lives, obviously utterly in love with one another.   Essentially a commercial success, … Read more »

British children are getting less than the recommended 10 hours a night which directly effects their mental health.   The new research from bedmaker Silentnight and the University of Leeds, found that 36 per cent of primary school age children … Read more »

Here are some simple exercises to practise with children to introduce the ideas of mindfulness.   1)   Fill a clear jar full of water with a spoon of glitter and a spoon of glue.   Shake the jar up … Read more »

30 Jan

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Heads Together

Heads Together Last week Duchess Kate launched the Heads Together project offering a new mental health resources for primary schools across the UK. She launched the project in Kingsbury at Roe Green Junior School. She officially opened the Mentally Healthy … Read more »

16 Jan

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Social Dyslexia

Social Dyslexia   Have you ever seen one child playing alone in the playground, completely detached from the noises around him or her?  This child might have even expressed the opinion that they preferred their own company and it was … Read more »

09 Jan

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2018 AND EDUCATION IN THE UK   Isn’t it quite incredible to think in 1975, it was still perfectly legal to hire men in preference to women for no other reason than their sex. Until 1971, it was also legal … Read more »

19 Dec

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Charity begins at home?

Charitable Countries   We recently had a giant fund raiser for the orphanage we work with in Nicaragua, The Girls Home.  It is a small organisation run by the order of nuns, Madre Albertina, where girls with difficult social situations … Read more »

12 Dec

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To go to Nursery or not

Opinions on Nurseries   In the affluent area of Muswell Hill in London, an anonymous neighbour posted a note through a mother’s letterbox.   The note said that mothers were ‘distressing’ their children by sending them to nursery because for … Read more »