Managing children’s expectations at Christmas
11 December 2017
Christmas is certainly the highlight of many children’s calendars. The excitement can start early on and continues to grow and grow until the big day itself. Expectations, if not managed effectively, can also grow and grow and it’s important to help children understand what is realistic at Christmas.
Crowdfunding: The Basics
08 November 2017
Crowdfunding is a means of raising money by asking a large number of people to donate a little bit of money each. It is a phenomenon that has grown hugely in the last 10 years and one that the charity sector has taken successfully under its wing in partnership with the internet.
How can businesses benefit from supporting a local charity?
10 October 2017
Local charities often struggle to raise sufficient funds to help those in need and it’s a continual struggle to find funding. There are many ways in which you can support local charities – you can give practical assistance or expertise, hold or sponsor fundraising events, consider offering special discounts to those associated with your charity or donating a percentage donation of a particular product. However, supporting a local charity have a very positive impact on your business both by way of profile and improvement in employee engagement.
Helping with Back to School Anxieties
08 September 2017
Starting a new academic year can be daunting for a number of reasons and back to school anxiety is a very common complaint and to a degree, normal. Transition can be a difficult time, be it starting school for the first time, going to a new school or moving classes within a school. But what’s the best way to deal with these worries? What are the most common causes for concern? And are there ways we can help alleviate the stress of going back to school?
Summer Fun Ideas for Families that are easy on the Pocket!
03 August 2017
With the summer holidays now upon us, we thought we’d investigate some of the local activities for children and families that will entertain without breaking the bank! We were pleasantly surprised to find that there are a wide range of things to choose from including Pond Dipping in Bedgrove Park, a free day out at Stowe Landscape Gardens, a trip round the recycling factory at Wolverton or taking a ride on the Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railways, where kids can travel for a Quid. There are indoor and outdoor activities galore, so when the children have got bored with being off school, check out some of these suggestions and enjoy time out with the family. Don’t forget to send us some photos of your fun days out and share with us on our Facebook page.
Staying Safe in the Summer
05 July 2017
The summer holidays are a wonderful time for children – and keeping them safe is key to making the most of this time. Here are a few top tips for keeping our youngsters safe in the sun and summer holidays.
Cyberbullying - what is it and how can we help our kids stay safe?
06 June 2017
Cyberbullying specifically is sometimes carried out because it is a potentially ‘safe’ or easier way to bully. By not abusing your victim face to face, a person may feel more distance from what they are actually doing, and how much hurt and pain it is causing. Unkind messages or images can be sent very quickly in a world of instant technology – it can be done too easily and almost anonymously.
Sporting Legends Event Goes Live on Isle of Wight 3rd July
17 May 2017
Sporting Legends Evening with Nigel Owens 3rd July on the Isle of Wight!
'Watch Out' A child's guide to everyday dangers
10 May 2017
Some dangers that have always existed need to be communicated carefully to our children, others are new. But they need to be made aware of the world around them and what might happen, without being frightened. Broaching the issue of how people do not always have good intentions, is a difficult one. Children need to know how to say ‘no’ in situations where they feel uncomfortable, not feel pressured to be part of a gang and to learn about bullying and how to deal with it. ‘Stranger danger’ must be raised at an early age as children can be vulnerable at any time, but they also need to know when it’s ok - even advisable - to seek help from a stranger, if you are lost for instance.
Jeanette 'Chippy' Chippington MBE has Coffee with OK Our Kids
12 April 2017
Coffee and Cake with Jeanette ‘Chippy’ Chippington MBE at Wycombe Leisure Centre on 27th April 2017 1200-1400hrs - help support a local charity, meet a local hero, and if you haven’t already done so, take a look round the new Leisure Centre too! Only a few days ago, Jeanette Chippington MBE (aka ‘Chippy’ to her OK Our Kids friends) was with Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace to receive her MBE awarded in the New Year’s Honours list for services to canoeing; Chippy is yet another local Buckinghamshire athlete of outstanding ability, and impressive achievements.
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