Worrinots App helps children with stress and anxiety

Can an app relieve child stress & anxiety?

The Worrinots is a new, award-winning app which allows children to share their worries and fears in a fun, safe and controlled environment. When we were little I seem to remember little worry dolls that you could whisper your worries to just before bedtime, and then you would place them under your pillow for the worry dolls to work on your issues while you slept … Continue reading Can an app relieve child stress & anxiety?

Ban Energy Drinks for Children, or just ban Caffeine?

Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty have taken on the Food fight that Family and Parenting Magazine think is long overdue. Energy Drinks are #notforchildren. And if that statement puts you immediately in defensive mode for your diabetic child, then please hold fire and wait until you’ve read the whole article. Jamie Oliver has long been a campaigner for positive change within the food and beverage … Continue reading Ban Energy Drinks for Children, or just ban Caffeine?

Read more: My Daughter Died, But I’m Still Mothering Her [Longreads]

Anticipatory grief is defined as ‘the normal mourning that occurs when a patient or family is expecting a death.’ As if there was anything normal about preparing to mourn my child’s death. A harrowing but incredible longread for your weekend as Jacqueline Dooley recalls going from being a mother of the child to never being the mother of the adult. Read more… Continue reading Read more: My Daughter Died, But I’m Still Mothering Her [Longreads]

Maternity leave: Baby feet

What if Breast isn’t Best for me?

“I can’t breastfeed.” cue awkward silence. Followed by puzzled looks from others in earshot. Eventually they’ll break the tumbleweed by disbelieving you and producing “Every mother can breastfeed with practise. Keep going.” This article is a guest post by Holly Leppard; the founder of the ‘Don’t Judge Just Feed‘ support group and participant in the All Party Parliamentary Group on Infant Feeding and Inequalities. Holly … Continue reading What if Breast isn’t Best for me?

How to restore bedtime routines after school holidays

Dave Gibson, the founder of “The Sleep Site” brings us 5 simple steps on how to help get the kids back in their usual sleep routine after the disruption of the school holidays. Dave is a sleep expert and has worked in north London as a Hypnotherapist, Naturopath and Osteopath for over 15 years providing naturopathic advice across a wide range of conditions to promote … Continue reading How to restore bedtime routines after school holidays

Nature deficit disorder – get outside

Anecdotally there are tales of children not knowing that pork comes from pigs, that milk comes from cows, and having absolutely no idea how half their food gets from farm to fork. There are equally large retailers such as the Co-operative group, Tescos, Morrisons, and even McDonalds who are working to help educate children (or at least tick a CSR box) on what lays outside … Continue reading Nature deficit disorder – get outside

California Prunes Panda Scones: Recipe

We know most kids would do anything for a sugar hit. So it’s always a challenge for parents to pack a lunch that contains treats that are healthy, tasty and 100% naturally sweet and nutritious at the same time. My own children have just declared their desire for packed lunches at school – the thought of which fills me with dread. I love the simplicity … Continue reading California Prunes Panda Scones: Recipe

Swimming Lessons help academically

New research shows swimming lessons have positive impact on achievement for primary school pupils. Findings released ahead of the start of the new school term, by registered charity and leisure provider Fusion Lifestyle, suggest swimming lessons could be the key to giving children a head start as they start school.  The findings reveal that children who have taken swimming lessons are significantly more likely to … Continue reading Swimming Lessons help academically