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Parenting

  • Muddy talks parenting with Lorraine Candy

    “All teenage girls think their mums are a bit rubbish”. Journalist and mother of four Lorraine Candy talks parenting, moody teens and motherhood with Muddy.

  • The 7 questions everyone asks about online schools

    Where does the social side, sport and extra-curricular come in to virtual education, and what about a timetable and exams? We tackle the big questions about online schools

  • 6 fun things to do in the garden with kids

    Make a mini golf course, plant a garden in a jam jar and measure the height of a tree using your bum! Cabin fever begone with these cool gardening ideas kids will dig.

  • Stop fussing! And other lockdown lessons

    Parenting can be a little fraught when you're essentially under siege in your own house. So we decided to talk to our young people to find out what they think we could be doing better.

  • How to manage back-to-school anxiety

    With the nation’s schoolchildren back to school, it’s a tense time for everyone. So, how, as parents, should we control our fears? Muddy finds out.

  • 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 […]

  • Online workouts for you and creative fun for the kids

    Staying indoors means we're changing the way we socialise, workout and even entertain the kids. Here's our round up of fun things to do online from crafts to cookery lessons and more - all from local businesses.

  • 12 Top Tips to Home Schooling

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

  • How schools can attract more girls into STEM subjects at uni

    Richard Nicholson, Head at King’s High, Warwick, tells us how this progressive all-girls senior school is addressing the gender imbalance.

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