Teething and tantrums are hopefully a things of the past, but that doesn't mean you won't have health concerns about your primary-school child.

From common playground complaints (head lice and threadworm alert!) to bedwetting and growing pains, we speak to experts and mums to help you put your child's wellbeing first. We also look at your child's emotional development, including the sulks, strops and struggles you can expect along the way. Read our EYFS, KS1, KS2 and KS3 development guide for a preview of how your child changes and grows in the primary school years.

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Nits and headlice


Which are your methods to get rid nits and headlice? Do you know effective treatments? Please, could you give me some adivces to kill, remove and catch them?


Full on shouty argument

Al and I have had these before, but they seem to be happening quite a lot at the moment... and I'd like to cool them down a little!

Any tips from seasoned teenager- owners?

Book Review - Make Your Own Organic Ice Cream by Ben Vear

Make Your Own Organic Ice Cream by Ben Vear is £14.99  

Would you prefer your child to be happy rather than successful?

We all want our children to have the best in life, but what is is that you want your child to have above all else? New research shows that, if they had to choose, British parents would want their children to be happy rather than successful. More than half of parents surveyed aren’t concerned how academic their children are, and just want them to be considerate, happy and hard working. Do you agree? 

Other statistics from the survey b(conducted by Mega Bloks) include:

Do your children wear glasses?

Hello everyone,

Firstly, I'd like to introduce myself - I've just joined TheSchoolRun as Assistant Editor, and am enjoying working on new articles and other content to add to the site and meeting the lovely people connected with it.