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The 2019 Muddy Stilettos Awards

24th April - 22nd May 2019

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Parenting

  • Are we pushing our Junior School kids too hard too early?

    Is our obsession with exams equipping our kids for the competition of life, or pushing them to an early breakdown? 5 Heads of prestigious local prep schools give their views.

  • The 8 most important things to look for in a school

    ... and nope, exam results are not one of them! Here's the insider scoop on choosing the best school for your child from Emma Goldsmith, national Prep Head of the Year.

  • 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 starters. But a recent interview made me see things a little differently - and it might do the same for you.

  • Screen time saviours

    Wondering what all that gaming and social media is doing to your kids mental wellbeing? Us too. So we've asked the experts for their advice on how to keep screen time safe.

  • Extra special

    With stress and anxiety high on the school agenda, attention is turning to what they can offer kids to help them medal not just in lessons, but in life.

  • 5 ways to ace early years parenting

    It's all about relaxed outdoor learning through play, according to Thorpe House school's Natasha Doran. Which means stand down all you tiger mums!

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    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?!

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    Sixth form swappers

    If your teen might benefit from a new academic start for A levels, here's the lowdown on what you should consider.

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    Autism, ADD, anxiety…

    Are our children in crisis? Psychologist Sarah Warley believes neuroscience can help. Muddy gets a crash course.

  • 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.

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