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    Dealing with First Day at School

    Do you remember your first day at school? Leaving the familiarity of the home environment is a huge step in a child’s life which can leave them feeling frightened and overwhelmed. Preparation both before, during and after the big day will ease this key change. It’s good to talk One way of helping your child get used the idea of school is to talk about it with enthusiasm and excitement in the weeks beforehand. You can do this casually at mealtimes or when you are out and about with your child. Talking about coping with first day at school nerves can relieve any worries your child may feel. Make sure…

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    10 Things to Look Out for When Buying a New Home

    From mortgages and contracts to Swiftcover Home Insurance and removal vans: when buying a new home, it seems there are hundreds of things to think about. If you’re planning on making a move at some point in the future, here’s a quick checklist to some of the most important things to look out for before signing on the dotted line. 1. Damp. Check behind sofas and cabinets, in the corners of rooms and in cupboards to make sure the property is damp-free.  2. Windows. Good ventilation helps to keep the house aerated, damp-free and cool in the heat, so it’s worth checking that all of the windows are in good working order – it’s…

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    Online Hangout

    My children often hangout at YouTube. They like watching movies, cartoon episodes, music videos, origami tutorials and even toy advertisements. As there are many positive things you can watch at YouTube, there are some videos that are generally rude and so “not appropriate” for children. And this is the reason why I don’t want them using the PC where I couldn’t see them. I want the monitor to be visible all the time. Anyway, uploading toy advertisements are definitely one of the smartest things toy manufacturers ever did. My children would often time asks me to buy them the toys they see on YouTube just like the dolls wearing medical…