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  • Is an independent school right for you?

    Choosing a school for your child has to be one of the most important decisions of your parenting life, but have you considered going private?

  • Reclaim your weekend

    Are you overwhelmed and exhausted by the end of the weekend? No sooner have you reintroduced yourself to the kids after a week of work then Monday morning rolls around again. Ah, you need some Muddy help!

  • How to choose a prep school

    The most important things to look for in a school...and nope, exam results are not one of them! Here's the insider scoop on how to choose the best school for your child from Stonar School's Head of Prep, Rob Cunningham

  • To board or not to board?

    Could boarding school be the best thing for your child? Muddy talks to Rebecca Eves, Houseparent at Port Regis School, to find out why boarding for prep school kids is, well, a whole load of fun

  • Got sibling squabbles? Uh, yep!

    The holidays are here, and you know what that means. The kids are driving you nuts and, even worse, driving each other nuts! We turn to the fabulous Parenting Partnership for some top tips

  • Moving up – tips for starting senior school

    Moving into senior school can be a time of mixed feelings for children – so to make the transition easier we asked Simon Head, Headmaster at Chafyn Grove School for his best bits of advice.

  • How to grow happy kids

    How can you help your kids find the holy grail of happiness? We’ve found an expert who has previous in the matter…

  • Just a spoonful of sugar

    Mother-in-law's blown me out and the kids refuse another night with the sitter who falls asleep on the sofa...It's Mary Poppins to the rescue!

  • Digital kids – help!!

    Tearing your hair out because you can’t get your offspring to detach from their devices? There’s a course for that…

  • Autism, ADD, anxiety, dyslexia…

    Are our children in crisis? Psychologist Sarah Warley believes neuroscience can help. Muddy gets a crash course.

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