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  • Parents: how to manage your back-to-school anxiety

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

  • Back-to-school for grown-ups

    The kids may be going back to school but why should they get all the new gear? We all deserve shiny winter boots and bags too. Here's our pick for back-to-school style.

  • 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 […]

  • Ready for homeschooling?

    Muddy enlists help to get parents prepared for the challenges of back to school at home

  • Surviving your family 24/7

    If you're teetering on the edge of sanity already, check out our expert guide from local Wellbeing Coach and ZenMuma - Jackie Heffer-Cooke. Jackie??? 

  • 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!

  • Communication Concerns?

    If your child is off to school for the first time and you're worried about their speech and language development - read on for some great advice from ISLTS Speech Therapist Lorna Bailey.

  • Leave those kids alone

    A new parenting manual urges us to back off and let our kids take the lead.

  • 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?!

  • Sixth form swappers

    If your teen might benefit from a new start for A levels, here's some expert advice on what you should consider.

  • Back to school blues?

    Tackle it head on

  • Survive the Summer Holidays

    Reaching for the Gin? Children's life coach Lisa Parkes is here to help

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