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Mar 12

Does your child suffer from iPaddy syndrome ?!

Restricting the use of gadgets is the preferred form of punishment by most parents yet over half of parents continue to buy tech related gifts for their children such as iPads and smartphones Six out of ten (59%) parents say they have experienced an ‘iPaddy’ when they try and forcibly end their kids’ gadget game …

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Jan 04

Ever wish you could have family time, all the time?

Happy New Year everyone … Have you made any news years resolutions ? You’ve no doubt had a wonderful break and time with family and friends over the past few weeks. Don’t we all wish it could go on forever but sadly reality is back along with the daily routines of school and work. My …

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Dec 11

Dear Santa can I have a tablet this Christmas ?

If you’re planning on buying your child a laptop, tablet or smartphone for Christmas, please follow these six golden rules, which will ensure your child surfs safely in cyberspace over the winter break: 1. Update your  Antivirus and Security software 2. Be sure to be part of their leaning process helping them ( even if …

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Nov 14

Anyone thinking of getting a smartphone this Christmas?

Once again technology seems to be the most talked about conversation in our household in the lead up to Christmas. There is always that debate about whether it is necessary for children to own a mobile phone or to have a computer lap top when it will only encourage more screen time, will be yet …

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Oct 05

Help keep colds at bay

Top tips for preventing the common cold Nobody escapes the common cold – according to the NHS, the average adult in the UK catches between two and four colds every year. Despite great advances in medicine, common virus infections such as the common cold or influenza continue to cause a considerable economic burden, due to …

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Sep 24

Connect with Respect

Each year Safer Internet Day encourages parents and children alike to think about their internet usage and values – what agreements should be in place to avoid over use or misuse, how misuse of the internet can be registered and handled, how to stop bullying and addiction and much more. Normally we give advice to …

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Jul 12

Child Obesity vs Body Image

This week is National Childhood Obesity Week and the timing is interesting as it comes straight after a government recommendation that all school children should take part in compulsory body image and self-esteem lessons. What do you think these lessons will entail? We have two extreme issues here – on the one hand our children …

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Jun 29

Hydrated children perform better and are better behaved !

There has been alot of talk and discussion recently about the need to allow children to have a bottle of water by their side especially at school … Bridget Benelam, Senior Nutrition Scientist  said “We know there is a lot of confusion about how much and what children should be drinking. Water is a great …

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Jun 28

What are your views on child safety?

Are you a parent that sees danger at every turn? Someone who’s afraid your child will get snatched/hurt and injured wherever they are? Or do you feel that the world has gone health and safety mad? Whatever your take we’d like to hear about it. Let us know your feelings, thoughts and experiences on being …

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Apr 26

Does your pre-teen have a Facebook page?

It’s all too easy for 11 / 12 ‘somethings’ to want to be part of the social network scene – why? – because their peers do and it appears it’s the way most now communicate. I wonder why that is – I know technology is second nature to kids nowadays but how sad it is …

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