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At Home With The Hews: Cynthia & Joey Hew

Young, glamorous and successful, Cynthia and Joey Hew make an impressive partnership: both have thriving careers – he is the…

Young, glamorous and successful, Cynthia and Joey Hew make an…

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Developmental Milestones: The First Two Years

The first two years of a child’s life are chock-full of colossal physical growth and truly astounding cognitive development. By…

The first two years of a child’s life are chock-full…

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CP Tips | Preparing Your Family For The Worst

Life’s two certainties, death and taxes, are often spoken in hushed tones, frowned upon as dinner table conversation and, unfortunately,…

Life’s two certainties, death and taxes, are often spoken in…

Children's Workspace Solutions

The past year presented many challenges for parents – not least the problem of adjusting to their new role as…

The past year presented many challenges for parents – not…

Super Lunchbox Recipes!

These delicious and nutritious recipes are courtesy of Emma Drake, mum of two and lunchbox-maker extraordinaire! For those who are…

These delicious and nutritious recipes are courtesy of Emma Drake,…

Improving Cayman's Literacy Levels

It’s a known fact that literacy is a fundamental skill which has the ability to push a person to their…

It’s a known fact that literacy is a fundamental skill…

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Learning to Drive & Rules of the Road

Getting Your Licence Once seventeen, Cayman’s teens are eligible to begin the process of getting their driving licence, and the…

Getting Your Licence Once seventeen, Cayman’s teens are eligible to…

Life Saving Skills To Learn Before The Age of 6

A child’s education (including skills development) is often the combined effort of a collection of people . While we trust…

A child’s education (including skills development) is often the combined…

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Exercising For Two

If you exercised before pregnancy then you should be able to carry on as usual during your first trimester and…

If you exercised before pregnancy then you should be able…

Writing a Will

Why Draft a Will? If you pass away without leaving a will (known as dying ‘intestate’), your estate will be…

Why Draft a Will? If you pass away without leaving…

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Pregnancy 101 | Decoding Medical Terms for Dad

Becoming a father for the first time can be an overwhelming experience with so much information to take in and…

Becoming a father for the first time can be an…

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The Real Deal: Cost Guide to Children's Activities

To lessen the stress of researching the cost of extracurricular activities, we have done the homework for you, providing approximate…

To lessen the stress of researching the cost of extracurricular…

CP Tips | 5 Key Reasons to Consider Life Insurance for Your Family

Why Buy Life Insurance? As you get older, get married, have children and/or start a business you begin to realise…

Why Buy Life Insurance? As you get older, get married,…

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CP Tips | Home Security in Cayman

Think of your home security as an onion; the more layers of security, the harder it will be for a…

Think of your home security as an onion; the more…

Local Colleges & Universities

With the local post-secondary landscape developing rapidly, it’s no surprise that a number of students are choosing to stay in…

With the local post-secondary landscape developing rapidly, it’s no surprise…

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Pregnant in Cayman | Private & Public Care Options

Being pregnant is a daunting experience for most parents-to-be but the Cayman Islands is lucky to have world-class care with…

Being pregnant is a daunting experience for most parents-to-be but…

Nutrition Book Club

Best for Parents Pure Delicious, Heather Christo The perfect resource for families struggling with food allergies. A collection of delicious…

Best for Parents Pure Delicious, Heather Christo The perfect resource…

Pain Management

Pain management covers several methods to prevent, reduce, or stop pain sensations. One of the most common types of pain…

Pain management covers several methods to prevent, reduce, or stop…

Childproofing Your Home & Pool

The leading cause of serious injury and death among young children are accidents that could have been easily prevented. Thoroughly…

The leading cause of serious injury and death among young…

A Successful Approach to Scholarship Strategy | Part I

Take a look at Part I of our three part series on scholarships for students in Cayman: Funding for Caymanian…

Take a look at Part I of our three part…

Applying to Overseas Universities | Part I

The path to university is not all about your grades, as your school’s college counsellor should advise you. Yes, universities…

The path to university is not all about your grades,…

Top 5 Tips for a Happy, Healthy Home

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the home, Mummy watched as the germs run, spread, and roam. The…

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the home,…

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Your Social Life | Where To Meet Other Mums & Dads

Let’s face it, regardless of one’s age, making new friends and boosting your social life can be challenging. Whether you…

Let’s face it, regardless of one’s age, making new friends…

CP Tips | Planning the Perfect Baby Shower

Baby showers are a fun way to celebrate new mums and dads-to-be – one final big gathering of friends and…

Baby showers are a fun way to celebrate new mums…

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CP Tips | 6 Apps Your School Age Kids Will Love!

Here are some great educational websites and apps that your children will love!   www.IXL.com A website and iPad app…

Here are some great educational websites and apps that your…

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CP Tips | Raising A Good Sport: Parenting Young Athletes

Parents play an important role in a child’s development as an athlete and a good sport. In fact, they have…

Parents play an important role in a child’s development as…

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Home Schooling In Cayman: Rules, Requirements & Resources | Part I

The number of children being home schooled has exploded in the Cayman Islands. Whether parents are choosing this due to…

The number of children being home schooled has exploded in…

Divorce in Cayman: Immigration Rules

  There are some specific issues relating to divorce and immigration statuses which are important to be aware of. Whether…

  There are some specific issues relating to divorce and…

CP Tips | Helping Children With Reading Difficulties

The period between three and seven years is the most important time for learning, when children will commit to memory…

The period between three and seven years is the most…

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Q&A: Claire Hughes, Plastic Free Cayman

      Founded by Claire Hughes, a PE teacher at Cayman Prep, Plastic Free Cayman is a non-profit organisation.…

      Founded by Claire Hughes, a PE teacher…

Boarding Schools: Why, What, When, Where? | Part I

Although Cayman has excellent schools, many parents will look to broaden their children’s horizons by sending them overseas to boarding…

Although Cayman has excellent schools, many parents will look to…

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CP Tips | The Danger of Too Much Screen Time

Screen time is increasingly replacing the time that children and teenagers used to spend playing outside, hanging out with friends…

Screen time is increasingly replacing the time that children and…

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Striking The Right Note With Children & Music Education

Children instinctively respond to music. Why else do parents sing lullabies to babies? Almost as soon as they can walk,…

Children instinctively respond to music. Why else do parents sing…

Do You See What ‘Eye’ See?

According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 19 million children under the age of 15 are visually impaired. Of…

According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 19 million…

Immigration Rules: When Your Child Turns 18 | Part III

A ‘Caymanian by Entitlement’ Turning 18 Please note that a child who is a ‘Caymanian by Entitlement’ will lose this…

A ‘Caymanian by Entitlement’ Turning 18 Please note that a…

Positive Parenting Techniques | Part II

To Get Respect You Have to Give Respect What teens require is mutual respect. When you are frustrated with your…

To Get Respect You Have to Give Respect What teens…

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Q&A: Cayman’s Momtrepreneur Superwomen

  Aimee Randolph 3 Girls and a Kiln www.3girlsandakiln.com What is your business? I’m 1/3 of a modern ceramics company…

  Aimee Randolph 3 Girls and a Kiln www.3girlsandakiln.com What…

Tutoring in Cayman

Ten years ago, finding a good tutoring company in Grand Cayman was a rather difficult thing to do. Times have…

Ten years ago, finding a good tutoring company in Grand…

The Importance of Work Experience

In a highly competitive job market, employers look for candidates who show initiative and a willingness to work. For young…

In a highly competitive job market, employers look for candidates…

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Fertility Options in Cayman

You might be surprised to learn quite how common infertility issues are. According to the Centers for Disease Control and…

You might be surprised to learn quite how common infertility…

Schooling in Cayman: Government & Private Schooling | Part II

Government Schooling in Cayman ENROLMENT POLICY Limited space, resources and high demand for a public education has results in Caymanians…

Government Schooling in Cayman ENROLMENT POLICY Limited space, resources and…

The Most Common Childhood Behavioural Disorders in Cayman

Medical, emotional, mental or psychological disorders can range in severity from very mild to profound and there is an exhaustive…

Medical, emotional, mental or psychological disorders can range in severity…

An In-Depth Review | The State of Cayman's Public Education System

A Slow Start Reading Michael Craton’s formative history of the Cayman Islands, Founded Upon the Seas, it’s obvious to see…

A Slow Start Reading Michael Craton’s formative history of the…

Schooling in Cayman: Considerations and Preparation | Part I

In Cayman, it is compulsory for all children from the age of five to 17 to attend school or be…

In Cayman, it is compulsory for all children from the…

Mental Health Problems in Cayman's Teens | Part II

Mental Health in Schools Cayman needs a new mental health facility, but we also need a much more supportive mental…

Mental Health in Schools Cayman needs a new mental health…

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Q & A: Aimee Randolph, Cloth Diapering in Cayman

    A voluntary support group for parents using, or wishing to switch to, cloth diapers in the Cayman Islands.…

    A voluntary support group for parents using, or…

The Costs of Having a Baby On-Island

Like many things in Cayman, having a baby isn’t cheap and with little public healthcare, you’ll want to be on…

Like many things in Cayman, having a baby isn’t cheap…

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The Importance of Well-Child Checks

Developmental follow-up and well-child checks are a vital component of ensuring a healthy, happy childhood leading to a healthy, happy…

Developmental follow-up and well-child checks are a vital component of…

A Successful Approach to Scholarship Strategy | Part II

Means Testing In 2018 the Education Council introduced means testing in order to prioritise those students whose parents or legal…

Means Testing In 2018 the Education Council introduced means testing…

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Baby Food Decisions | Where To Find Which Brands On-Island

Cayman’s grocery stores sell a wide variety of high quality baby formulas and first baby food options, as well as…

Cayman’s grocery stores sell a wide variety of high quality…

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12 Common Childhood Illnesses

Growing up is a busy time for small bodies; it can sometimes feel like every week brings a new illness!…

Growing up is a busy time for small bodies; it…

Bank Accounts for Children

Educating your children on the importance of money from a young age sets the stage for a lifetime of smart…

Educating your children on the importance of money from a…

A Successful Approach to Scholarship Strategy | Part III

Undergraduate Application Process The application form for an overseas scholarship is not unduly onerous. Applicants must apply online and a…

Undergraduate Application Process The application form for an overseas scholarship…

Cayman Spotlight | Boarding School Students Q & A

Meet three savvy Caymanian students who attend various boarding schools worldwide. They’ve successfully navigated everything from moving in, making friends,…

Meet three savvy Caymanian students who attend various boarding schools…

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Debate Club - Preparation for Life

Debating is a great way for your child to gain confidence, become knowledgeable on current affairs, improve public speaking, develop…

Debating is a great way for your child to gain…

Q&A: Ask Stay at Home Dads

Being a ‘Stay at Home’ or ‘Work from Home’ Dad is something we are seeing more and more often nowadays.…

Being a ‘Stay at Home’ or ‘Work from Home’ Dad…

10 Learning Hacks

  1. Take notes in different colours The different colours will help you remember the content more easily. If you’re…

  1. Take notes in different colours The different colours…

Q & A | Healthy inspiration from Cayman's Foodies

Federico Destro Federico Destro worked in his native Italy before coming to Cayman in 1999, starting out as a line…

Federico Destro Federico Destro worked in his native Italy before…

Teen Support at TAYA Lounge

The TAYA Lounge has been providing a safe and supportive environment for Cayman’s at-risk youth to gather, connect and develop…

The TAYA Lounge has been providing a safe and supportive…

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Stocking the Nursery: What to Buy

Decorating a nursery for your new baby is one of the most enjoyable pre-baby tasks. It’s an exciting way to…

Decorating a nursery for your new baby is one of…

Raising Children Who Know Right from Wrong

Raising children who know right from wrong is definitely not a science, and no one can pretend to say they…

Raising children who know right from wrong is definitely not…

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Boarding Schools Part III - A Cayman Mum's Perspective

Plan to visit at least five different boarding schools with your child and do as much research on them as…

Plan to visit at least five different boarding schools with…

Childcare Choices: Nanny or No Nanny?

Whether you’re working or not, some form of childcare during the early years is invaluable, especially if you’re here as…

Whether you’re working or not, some form of childcare during…

Having 'The Talk' With Your Children

With early adolescence comes a natural curiosity for experimentation. According to the most recent Adolescent Health and Sexuality Survey conducted…

With early adolescence comes a natural curiosity for experimentation. According…

Changes To The Maternity Unit & The Health Services Authority

The Covid-19 pandemic changed all our lives and the way hospitals functioned to keep patients, staff and communities safe and…

The Covid-19 pandemic changed all our lives and the way…

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Professional Photos | Capturing Family Moments Forever

Why Choose a Professional Photographer? Kids grow up much too fast. They hit milestones quickly and there will be many…

Why Choose a Professional Photographer? Kids grow up much too…

Newborn Complications

Cayman is a wonderful place to have a baby. However, like anywhere, complications do occur and it’s important to consider…

Cayman is a wonderful place to have a baby. However,…

Family Breakdown: Everything You Need to Know

Family breakdown in the Cayman Islands is both an emotional and lengthy legal process. If the parents are married, then…

Family breakdown in the Cayman Islands is both an emotional…

CP Tips | How To Choose A Nanny

One of the most important tasks in parenthood is finding suitable care for your children. Cayman offers several options in…

One of the most important tasks in parenthood is finding…

CP Tips | Getting Immunisations Right

Vaccines are an integral part of any child’s routine health care. As Cayman’s population hails from all over the world,…

Vaccines are an integral part of any child’s routine health…

Raising Children With Faith

Carla Bregani is the Minister to Children at the Cayman Islands Baptist Church on Pedro Castle Road in Savannah. Their…

Carla Bregani is the Minister to Children at the Cayman…

An Interview with Cayman Parent Winston Connolly

Caymanian Roots Before stepping into the political fray, Winston Connolly had an enviable life. He was a successful lawyer, a…

Caymanian Roots Before stepping into the political fray, Winston Connolly…

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CP Tips | Strategies for Controlling Screen Time

  6 helpful tips & tactics for controlling screen time: Have an open and honest discussion Rather than simply taking…

  6 helpful tips & tactics for controlling screen time:…

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Health Insurance Part II | School & College Age Children

Whilst they are dependants, children are to be insured on their parents’ plan, but once they marry or begin regular…

Whilst they are dependants, children are to be insured on…

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Homeschooling In Cayman | A Cayman Mum's Experience - Rebecca Davidson

Because of my job, homeschooling became the only option for our family! As a wedding photographer I work almost every…

Because of my job, homeschooling became the only option for…

Teen Sports & Injuries

Why Exercise? We all know that exercise is good for you. But it’s particularly great for teens! With life changing…

Why Exercise? We all know that exercise is good for…

A Fine Balance | The Rights of Your Child in the Parent-Child Dynamic

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child was officially adopted by the Cayman Islands in 1994. Every…

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child…

CP Tips | Raising A Tech Savvy Child

The internet is an incredible resource that gives our children access to a world of knowledge at their fingertips. They…

The internet is an incredible resource that gives our children…

Immigration Rules: Children Born to Non-Caymanians | Part II

Children born in the Cayman Islands to expats are not automatically entitled to reside in Cayman. Their treatment varies depending…

Children born in the Cayman Islands to expats are not…

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Food For Thought | Seasonal Healthy Choices

Fresh is Always Best! These days we are constantly bombarded with messages warning us about eating the wrong foods and…

Fresh is Always Best! These days we are constantly bombarded…

Securing Your Family’s Financial Future

Parenthood is one of life’s greatest gifts, and with it comes great responsibility! Beyond the immediate duties of keeping your…

Parenthood is one of life’s greatest gifts, and with it…

Disordered Eating

What is Disordered Eating? Eating disorders are complex mental illnesses that involve different types of disordered behaviour surrounding food consumption.…

What is Disordered Eating? Eating disorders are complex mental illnesses…

Know Your Rights! Maternity Leave in Cayman

Maternity leave is a special period for mum and baby. Make sure you know what you are entitled to! -…

Maternity leave is a special period for mum and baby.…

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Health Insurance Part III | Children & Travel

Parents whose children travel either on school trips or to study overseas, should make sure their insurance plan covers them…

Parents whose children travel either on school trips or to…

OB/GYNS, Midwives & Hospitals in Grand Cayman

Pregnancy can be a daunting experience for parents-to-be, but the Cayman Islands is lucky to have some excellent doctors, nurses…

Pregnancy can be a daunting experience for parents-to-be, but the…

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Nutrigenetics Explained by Local Chef Jack Barwick

Before our ancestors travelled, mingling and mating with other races, and sharing recipes and ingredients, they were largely restricted to…

Before our ancestors travelled, mingling and mating with other races,…

Education Book Club

Best for Parents How to Raise a Reader, Pamela Paul and Maria Russo Written by the editors of The New…

Best for Parents How to Raise a Reader, Pamela Paul…

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Curriculum Pros & Cons: British, American, Caribbean and International

Cayman has a very good selection of schools including Government, British, American and International. The difficulty comes in choosing which…

Cayman has a very good selection of schools including Government,…

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From Learning To Earning: Transitioning Teens Into The Real World

Every parent wants their child to succeed in life.  While the definition of ‘success’ may seem obvious to us as…

Every parent wants their child to succeed in life.  While…

Dental Care For Children

Developing positive oral hygiene habits early in childhood is crucial in ensuring continued practice into adulthood. This means starting very…

Developing positive oral hygiene habits early in childhood is crucial…

Winning the Homework Battle

Homework is a point of contention in many households. Whether it’s begging your children to get started, or pointing out…

Homework is a point of contention in many households. Whether…

School Age Book Club

Best for Parents How to Talk So Teens Will Listen & Listen So Teens Will Talk, Adele Faber & Elaine…

Best for Parents How to Talk So Teens Will Listen…

CP Tips | Top Book Choices By Age: 0-5 years

Foster a love of reading from an early age and stimulate children’s imaginations with helping them build a fun and…

Foster a love of reading from an early age and…

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CP Tips | Cayman School Grade Scale Explained

To graduate with a High School Diploma, all students leaving a Government high school must attain one of four academic…

To graduate with a High School Diploma, all students leaving…

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Quick and Easy Cooking Recipes for Young Adults

During the Covid-19 pandemic many of us found ourselves in our kitchens rediscovering how and what to cook. Being able…

During the Covid-19 pandemic many of us found ourselves in…

Boarding Schools: Getting Help and Guidance | Part II

Where to Get Help Educational Consultants There are many people who can advise you about UK or North American private…

Where to Get Help Educational Consultants There are many people…

Navigating Life with an Autistic Child

Learning that a child has special needs or is autistic can throw families into a tailspin. Once the condition is…

Learning that a child has special needs or is autistic…

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CP Tips | What Makes An Employable Adult?

Employability skills can be defined as the transferable skills needed by an individual to make them ’employable’. Along with good…

Employability skills can be defined as the transferable skills needed…

Sun Safety for Kids

Protecting Skin from the Sun SUNCARE DO’S AND DON’TS In a tropical climate like Cayman, where the sun is strong…

Protecting Skin from the Sun SUNCARE DO’S AND DON’TS In…

Having 'The Talk' - The Right Age & Approach

With early adolescence comes a natural curiosity for experimentation. According to a 2012 Adolescent Healthy and Sexuality Survey conducted among…

With early adolescence comes a natural curiosity for experimentation. According…

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Your Guide To Stress-Free Dining Out With The Wee Ones

Does dining out with your new baby, busy toddler or withdrawn teen fill you with dread? Cayman Parent is here…

Does dining out with your new baby, busy toddler or…

Q&A: Cayman's Young Activists

As many parents are aware, we are currently raising the next generation of Cayman’s youth. With rising social injustice dominating…

As many parents are aware, we are currently raising the…

Smart Food Shopping | Making Healthy Choices

Grocery stores in Cayman offer high quality food with many brands and items to choose from. They range in price,…

Grocery stores in Cayman offer high quality food with many…

CP Tips | 5 Keys to Acing Your Job Interview

Here are 5 key tips to help ensure that you ace your job interview on or off-Island! Get to Know…

Here are 5 key tips to help ensure that you…

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Health Insurance Part IV | Eligibility Details for Kids

For your children to eligible for Health Insurance there are some key requirements you must be aware of. …

For your children to eligible for Health Insurance there are…

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Spotlight | Cayman's Super Nannies Q & A

Learn more about some of the super nannies taking care of thousands of children around the Cayman Islands. Learn what…

Learn more about some of the super nannies taking care…

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Home Schooling in Cayman: Pros, Cons & Considerations | Part II

All children between the ages of 5 and 16 in Cayman should be registered in an approved educational plan, which…

All children between the ages of 5 and 16 in…

Mental Health Problems in Cayman's Teens | Part I

When Alex Panton passed away from suicide at the age of 16, his mother, Jane Panton, set out to change…

When Alex Panton passed away from suicide at the age…

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Considering The Best | Education Systems in Finland and Singapore

In the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a survey that evaluates the performances of students in dozens of…

In the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a…

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Sports for Life! | 10 Reasons Why Children Should Exercise

With childhood obesity on the rise it’s more important than ever to ensure children remain active. The NHS recommends that…

With childhood obesity on the rise it’s more important than…

Finding a Family Home

Whether you are renting or buying, choosing the right home is no easy decision. Location, size, layout, and the amenities…

Whether you are renting or buying, choosing the right home…

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