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Is There A Relationship Between Modern Art And Mental Health?

Whenever people struggle with their mental wellbeing, they seek ways to pull themselves out of the darkness inside their minds.  Something that’s often recommended for those trying to fight anxiety, depression, or other mental health issues is art. Whether that be creating it or looking at it, connections are frequently made between art and its ability to improve mental wellbeing. Is there genuinely a connection there, though? The short answer is yes. If you need a deeper explanation than that, consider these points. It’s A Form Of Expression Modern art isn’t always the easiest thing to interpret. Sometimes, the only…

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Teaching Your Child to Resist Peer Pressure

As children grow and mature, they start to care more about what their peers think of them. They might start feeling pressure to join in with things they don’t want to do or acting in certain ways they think will please their friends. As much as you as a parent wish your child wouldn’t lose their innocence, it’s part of a parent’s job to prepare children for the possibility of peer pressure and help them develop the tools to handle it effectively. This Sixth Form in Lincolnshire outlines some ways in which parents can gently support their children to deal…

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The Importance of Pastoral Care in Schools

For children to develop into well-rounded individuals, they need to be supported on all levels. If they feel secure and cared for and know there is someone they can talk to about any problems they’re experiencing, this will allow them to learn more effectively. The emotional and social wellbeing of children is just as important as academic achievement, and often the two go hand in hand. Here a Prep school in Surrey outlines the importance of pastoral care in schools. Helping disadvantaged students Having a good pastoral system in place can help vulnerable children and those from disadvantaged backgrounds to…

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Top Tips to Improve Your Blog in 2021

Blogging is extremely competitive; there are so many blogs out there, all fighting for the top spot. So, what can you do this year to help ensure you are ahead of the game? I have teamed up with an SEO agency in Hertfordshire to offer some tips. Audit Your Website Start by assessing your website as a whole, not just the articles you are sharing. Does it load quickly across all devices? Does it run on HTTPs? Are you adding metadata and ALT tags to your pages and images? Do you have analytics or other tracking set up so that…

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6 Things to Do Once Lockdown Ends

The global pandemic has been, and continues to be, a challenging time for us all. We are unable to spend quality time with our loved ones from different households, our children are struggling with their education, and many people have even lost their income.  Perhaps the best thing we can do to keep is going is plan some adventures for when everything reopens, and we are allowed out of our houses again! Here are some ideas of things you can look forward to when we eventually return to some form of normality: A Trip to the Zoo There are plenty…

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A Guide To Remembering Who You Are – You’re Not ‘Just A Parent!’

Having kids can be one of the greatest joys in life, but many people experience the issue of forgetting who they were before they had kids. This can leave parents feeling like that’s all they are, and it can mean forgetting about hobbies, interests, and passions that they once had. Remembering who you are when you’re a parent can be an ongoing thing, and it’s never too late to start. Read on for some advice that could help you to remember who you are:  Stay In Touch With Your Friends  First of all, make sure you make time to stay…

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What Does It Take To Raise an “Intelligent” Child?

Image – CC0 Licence  Who doesn’t want to have an intelligent child? Every parent wants their child to do well in school, and be successful. And before our first child comes along, we’ve got an idea in our head that we are going to show them the right way. We will show them how to do things so they will be a far better version of themselves than we could ever imagine. But the fact of the matter is, there is no set path to being a successful parent. And when you are looking to raise a smart and intelligent…

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How To Relieve Parenting Anxiety

Image credit. When you become a parent, your levels of anxiety are bound to increase a little. While parenting is, of course, a beautiful and life-changing experience, it can also make us feel very vulnerable. The idea of something bad happening to our child is unthinkable; these thoughts can plague the mind of any parent day and night.  Of course it is natural to be worried about your child’s development, health and happiness, but an overwhelming amount of anxiety in this area can be detrimental in myriad ways. You might find yourself obsessing about hypothetical situations that are highly unlikely…

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