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18 Dec

Fire Safety And Your Children

Posted in Education, Tips on 18.12.14 by Merlyn

Wireless_Smoke_DetectorIf you are a parent you are naturally always concerned about your children’s safety and well-being.

Chances are you will have a fair share of stories to tell where your children ran into a dangerous situation, things which otherwise appear harmless or even mundane for us adults so we didn’t even consider that it may pose a danger for all children.

A good example for this would be the kitchen or the bathroom where everyone with small children will always have to be wary and on the lookout.

A lighter or a package of matches, carelessly left on a shelf is another good example for potential troubles when small children are in the household.

It is therefore very important that you educate your children about all those dangers from a very early age on. For instance, teaching them about the dangers of fires and educating them in fire safety  should be top of your list here. It is a sad fact that a good number of fires that happen every year in the United Kingdom is caused by children.

Make sure that you equip your home with modern smoke detectors and fire alarms. This should be mandatory whether you are a parent or not. Highly effective smoke detectors today won’t cost you a lot of money and they are also very easy to maintain.

For large homes and especially for commercial buildings, hospitals and similar places, a wireless fire alarm can be the best option. The reason for this is that a wireless fire alarm can be installed quickly without the hassles of major work required as is the case with wired fire alarm systems.

The spoken , if you want to increase your home’s fire safety, in particular if I have small children, you should check out today’ wireless fire alarm wireless smoke detectors.

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18 Dec

The ‘Ugly’ Side Of Parenting

Posted in News, Tips on 18.12.14 by Merlyn

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I found a truly fantastic picture gallery over at Pop Sugar. It’s called “What Parenting Really Looks Like” or The Ugly Side of Parenting.

The pictures are quite fun but of course, who knows, there may be the one or the other truth in what they say about the ugly side of parenting. So check the gallery out and let me know what you think!

 

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11 Dec

Tips On Selecting A Good School For Your Children

Posted in Education, Tips on 11.12.14 by Merlyn

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Selecting the right school for your children is possibly one of the most important decisions you can ever make as a parent.

When you try to find a suitable school it doesn’t take a lot to make an error in judgement which in turn would result in significant disadvantages when it comes to education of the children.

Over at the parenting.co.uk I found a rather helpful article that can help you finding the right school for your children without the often-made mistakes that can happen.

Since decisions in regards to your children’s schooling can affect the entire family negatively it should also become clear how important careful planning ahead will be. A typical example for this would be if the family moves into a new area based solely on the fact that a particular school is nearby.

However, by not carefully planning ahead you could easily end up with a lot of pressure and stress from having to find a new home not to mention that you could end up with a less than optimal school for your children.

As a rule you should never assume that all schools are the same. The standards of education per school can vary greatly. This is the reason why proper research and taking your time in the process can be so important when you try find a school.

You should also keep in mind that public schooling in the United Kingdom is not the only option you have. It could easily come about that none of the public schools in a particular area would be suitable for your children once you concluded your research. It is then where you should also consider private, independent schools as a schooling option.

By and large, private schools in the United Kingdom can offer the best education with the most dedicated teachers. Private schools such as the Kingshottschool in Hertfordshire or any other reputable school in the UK can have more advantages such as smaller classes and a better selection on extracurricular activities including sports. You should always keep that in mind when you are looking for a school for your children.

 

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