As parents, all we really want are happy, healthy children. I know that personally I have spent a lot of time in internal knots as I tried to navigate my way through particular health issues with my children over the years.
A new study has revealed that, by age 7, children will have spent 2 years and 3 months of their lives in front of a screen. More than half of that time is ‘mindless’ screen time – spent without family or friends, in solitary, screen-based activities. I don’t know about you but that sounds awful […]
Do your children love exploring outdoors? Did you know that as well as learning about nature, children who play outside develop better language skills, are fitter, and have fewer behavioural problems? Research shows that children use five times as many words when they play outdoors compared to indoors, and that there’s a direct correlation between […]
After the long summer holidays getting back into a routine for school can be a bit of a mission for everyone. Energy levels can be low, immunity is challenged and it can be difficult to relax in amongst all the stuff that has to get done. The school holidays can leave you a bit frazzled […]
Packed lunches or hot school dinners? We are a couple of weeks into the new term now and well into the routine of making packed lunches. I’ve always given my children the choice and whilst they’ve had the occasional hot dinner at school, they usually opt for a packed lunch. With episodes of fussy eating […]