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The 2019 Muddy Stilettos Awards

24th April - 22nd May 2019

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    Tool up for exam success

    If your teen's stress levels are entering the red zone, Esther of Gym For The Mind has some top tips to prevent a meltdown of epic proportions.

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    Raising a girl boss

    Think you're raising your daughter to be a strong leader? Muddy chats to Highfield Prep head Joanne Leach about what it really means to embrace girl power.

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    7 ways to ace early years parenting

    It's all about developing 'soft' life skills through play, according to St Joseph's College's Mark Bushby and Gemma Davies. Which means stand down all you tiger mums!

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    How to tame your teen

    Wish you could get inside your teen's head? Now you can (well, sort of). Queen Anne's head Julia Harrington busts the myths using actual science.

  • Back to school blues?

    Ding ding! Uniforms are ironed, pencils are sharpened, but going back to school can be stressful. Here, teachers offer their top tips for kids (and parents).

  • Marked wooden school door with metals sign Exam Room Enter

    Surviving Exam Results…

    ...Because it's not just the kids who are bricking it on GSCE and A level results days this year, right?

  • Girl jumping for joy in exercise gear by a shabby cream wall

    Give your kids a happiness MOT

    Think kids don't have a care in the world? It's a jungle out there and young people are struggling. Muddy went on a Mental Health Course to learn about wellbeing.

  • 7 things to ask at Open Days

    Cut through the puff and make school visits work. Rachel Dent, head of The Abbey, gives her top tips.

  • How to survive prom-aggedon

    If the GCSE prep doesn't shred your nerves, helping your teen plan prom will. Here's how to survive.

  • Autism, ADD, anxiety…

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

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