With National Hugging Day around the corner, let’s consider the many developmental benefits of a simple ‘hug’. Benefits of touch Touch is an essential human need and is the first of the senses to develop in a human child. There is a reason that skin to skin contact is encouraged immediately…
January 16, 2020
Many parents who are trying to make healthier choices for their children are being misled by high sugar foods claiming to be healthy snacks.
January 28, 2019
In light of the gorgeous weather we have been experiencing, we thought we’d compile a list of picnic foods that the children can help make, for all of those lovely picnics in the park. Getting your child involved in the kitchen teaches them valuable skills and is a great bonding activity. Afterall, lots of…
August 7, 2018
In May, BBC 1 aired a programme investigating why there has been an increase in the number of medications taken now compared to 40 years ago. In the first episode, Dr Chris van Tulleken investigated the use of Calpol to ‘treat’ children. Dr Chris warned that many parents are overusing Calpol; it might be…
June 18, 2018
Today anxiety is a frequently used word, but what does it actually mean, when does it become a cause for concern and how can you, as a parent, help?
June 7, 2018
The 100 Calorie Snack rule encourages parents to limit their child’s sugar intake, but does this rule really help promote a healthy lifestyle?
February 21, 2018
We’re taking a look into Education, Health and Care Plans which look to assess and support children and young adults with significant SENs and Disabilities.
July 4, 2017
After months of campaigning and debates, it has been confirmed that sex and relationships education in the UK will be compulsory in all schools
March 2, 2017
Why rethinking mental health is important for our kid’s health and wellbeing Mental health is a hot topic at the moment and all of the commentary seems to be more or less saying the same thing – it’s more prevalent than we think and people are applauded for speaking up about it. If we’re trying…
February 22, 2017
Dr Amanda Gummer explores how important it is to relax and appreciate our surroundings from time to time in a busy and pressured landscape.
September 6, 2016