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Our sixth edition of Chalk & Chat magazine is out now. As you’ll see, our digital parenting magazine has a new look for the summer. It’s still an informative and enjoyable read, but we’ve taken on readers’ feedback and made it even easier to navigate.

Highlights from this summer issue include an interview with mental health expert Cat Williams, who believes resilience is the golden ticket to coping with the challenges of growing up – one that parents can help their offspring with probably more than they realised.

Other features include schools that stand out for teaching enterprise, how to teach your kids to touch type and the tell-tale signs that you might have been – shock, horror – wasting money on a tutor. Our regular lowdown on moving to a particular area focuses on Royal Tunbridge Wells. On a lighter note, we bring you the best bikes for your kids to ride around on this summer, as well as some of the top places to holiday with your family. And there’s more.

Chalk & Chat first came about in 2016 as a result of website subscribers asking us to widen our conversation around schooling and parenting into a magazine for parents. The result was a termly magazine that aims to have the Good Schools Guide hallmark of frank, honest and transparent writing that’s witty, informative and fresh. It’s all about celebrating being a parent, while at the same time as acknowledging the hurdles and lower points. There are debates, opinions, roundups, guides, features and more – always with our children at the very heart of discussions.

As I said at the launch of our first issue, if we all knew each other, this is what we’d do – share experiences, offer advice and discuss challenges. We hope you’ll join our conversation and that you’ll tell us what you think of the new-look magazine. We always strive to do better, so keep the suggestions coming – this magazine is for you.

Kate Hilpern
Chalk & Chat

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