Would you consider being a surrogate?

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Watching friends struggle with infertility, miscarriage and the pain of IVF is without a doubt heartbreaking. It’s impossible not to feel a little guilty that we’ve had children with ease when others cannot. But I cannot, in a million years, imagine being a surrogate. Perhaps it’s because the people who […]

Parenting: Mindfulness in Children

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Yes, children can practice Mindfulness. Firstly let me describe the differences between mindfulness and meditation. Mindfulness is being completely present in that moment. Often we are doing something but not actually focusing on the task or action. How many times  has your child asked you something and you have answered […]

Building Resilience in Kids

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Particularly if your children attend an Edinburgh school, you may have seen a lot recently about ‘building resilience’ in kids. It’s been heartening to see schools really show commitment to helping children understand their mental health and emotional wellbeing. By developing resilience from the earliest stages, the hope is that kids will […]

Merry Christmas Eve!

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Merry Christmas Eve! Hope you’re all prepared for the big day tomorrow and can find some time to relax! We wanted to say thank you so much, truly, for reading Edinburgh with Kids. It means a lot that you take the time to come here. This week we’re spending time with […]

The Edinburgh Parent’s Bible

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If you are local to Edinburgh and have’t heard of the ‘Edinburgh for Under Fives’ guidebook then you officially deprived. My Mum bought my first copy shortly after Katie was born and it quickly became apparent why it is much loved by so many parents. If you’re wandering in the […]