I never wanted to work with the under-5s. I preferred children who were toilet-trained, and could walk and talk. As a person who loves reading and writing, I found it hard to relate to these tiny bundles... More

Parenting can feel like something of a high-wire act, especially when it comes to discipline. Rachel Turner explores the balance between punishment, teaching... More

As this is the December issue, I thought I ought to talk about Christmas. It does seem to have become a significant occasion over the years, but to be... More

Do we have a tendency to save ‘real worship’ for children who are ‘old enough’? Do our toddler groups... More

Recent research suggests that as many as one in six young people will experience an anxiety condition... More

How do we encourage our children to have fun in our children’s groups and church, while ensuring their... More

The environment our children are growing up in seems to be constantly changing. What does that mean for... More

The end of summer brings the start of a new school year - first days, nerves, new teachers… And while... More

Why do we do craft with children? How should we approach creative activities? Are there practical things... More

I’d like to talk a bit about… hell. Specifically, how we talk to children about it. Let’s be honest,... More