Is Rewarding Children Harmful?
January 16, 2019 at 6:01 pm
Is Rewarding Children Harmful?  At the Parent Practice parents often ask how we can bring up our children to be grateful for what they have and ensuring they don’t become spoilt. Many also ask what the difference is between a bribe and a reward. We hear of families who have promised i-pads and mobiles in […]
How to hire your very own Mary Poppins
December 13, 2018 at 4:28 pm
Today the 1964 Disney film starring Julie Andrews is considered a true classic and the songs and music from the film are the soundtrack to many of our childhoods.It’s easy to see why, the iconic image of Mary Poppins can’t help but make you smile, feel contented as if embraced in a warm hug and […]
RHC: Family Matters – Learn about our Speakers, Sponsors and Exhibitors
December 10, 2018 at 7:50 am
Thank you to everyone who joined us at our recent Flagship Event; Family Matters – Advice and Solutions for the Sandwich Generation in aid of The Silver Line Helpline.  The event was all about planning for ourselves and across different generations within families as well as living our lives to the full.  We have received tremendous feedback […]
Feel the chill and not the overwhelm
November 27, 2018 at 10:48 am
By pamc
Read the latest letter from our Resident Relationship Therapist Pam Custers Dear Pam As the nights get longer my heart gets heavier. I keep making lists and they seem to get longer not shorter. I don’t feel like I am achieving anything. I have a busy life what with family christmas I honestly can’t juggle any […]
Adopt a Book Club, we are adorable…
November 26, 2018 at 7:08 pm
You love reading, we love reading, so fellow book clubbers we need your help. Book Clubs in Schools is a not-for-profit organisation offering a unique cross-age peer mentoring programme.  We work in primary and secondary schools in disadvantaged areas developing character skills, improving communication skills and encouraging reading for pleasure.  We are the only programme […]
Can you have it all? Yes, by hiring a full-time nanny
October 17, 2018 at 1:57 pm
We want to break the taboo around hiring a full-time nanny – it’s more affordable than you think A few years ago, articles and books about ‘having it all’ were all the rage. I remember in particular Allison Pearson’s comic novel ‘I Don’t know How She Does it’ for its sharp wit and prescient points about the […]
Why Use a Solicitor?
October 3, 2018 at 7:57 am
There are lots of ways to obtain legal advice – why use a solicitor? Kim Peacock & Peacock & Co Solicitors in Wimbledon Village considers this further. When you need legal advice, do you need a solicitor? For your will: surely you can write it yourself; use an online service – ‘click here to make […]
Supporting a parent in the family home
September 30, 2018 at 12:00 pm
I have recently been contacted by Mrs B the daughter of a delightful gentleman Mr C who is 86 yrs old. Her father has lived with her and her family for many years but has become increasingly frail, due to largely physical conditions in recent months. At the time of her call, her primary concern […]
Don’t juggle – you need to hire a nanny
September 25, 2018 at 5:51 pm
Susie Osborough didn’t realise her need to hire a nanny – until she got one after hiring childcare help during the summer holidays… When school holidays hit, for many parents stress levels escalate rather than dip. The slightly panicked problem of ‘How will we juggle the children being off school with work?’ raises its attention-seeking head. […]
The benefits of using an established agency to find your next Nanny
September 20, 2018 at 6:41 pm
Finding the right Nanny for your family is a daunting and at times overwhelming task, especially as the task can often arrive out of the blue and with very little notice. Every day the Internet is populated with more and more online databases that work by putting families in touch with the Nannies, for a […]
How to return to work when the children start school
September 12, 2018 at 3:53 pm
I was a stay at home Mum. For the majority of my children’s early childhood, they were an extension of me. When they weren’t with me, I felt like a limb was missing. My husband and I made an active and joint decision that while he was working I would stay home full time with […]
Don’t miss out on tax perks by Katherine Carroll – Partner at Peacock & Co Solicitors
September 6, 2018 at 12:36 pm
‘Nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes’ said Benjamin Franklin and indeed HMRC Inheritance Tax (IHT) receipts are at an all-time high, with over £5.3bn for the 2017/2018 year. You may think that IHT is only payable by the rich. However, with the tax threshold (nil rate band ‘NRB’) frozen since […]