Children’s health

School Food Matters

by ParentalChoice
in Education, Children's health, Children
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When our children start school, we are no longer responsible for the food they eat during school time but we still care. Stephanie Wood, founder of the charity, School Food Matters, shares her views on the importance of teaching children about healthy food choices within school and beyond. “At School Food Matters we receive lo...

The Mess, Fun and Drama of Food!

by ParentalChoice
in Healthy eating, Family, Children's health
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Each mother’s experience of feeding her children is different but it is always good to have some advice from someone who has been through a similar experience. Thank you to Lizzie for this article. “Devoted wife and momma of two beautiful girls, with a mostly wonderful husband and two bats**t crazy dogs.”, Lizzie r...

The Psychology of Food for Children

by ParentalChoice
in Healthy eating, Children's health, Children
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This article was written by Dr Natalie Cheatle and Dr Annika Clark at www.theparentspace.co.uk. They are experienced Clinical Psychologists offering practical and effective parenting skills. How and what we feed our children can be one of the most fraught areas of parenting, sometimes leading to feelings of intense worry, guilt or...

Born Too Soon

by ParentalChoice
in New mum, Children's health
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Each year Parental Choice chooses a charity to support with a Christmas donation and promotion. This year we asked our staff to suggest their favourite charities and one drew on her own personal experiences and nominated Born Too Soon. We all agreed that this charity deserved our support this year. This is their story: Born Too ...

Parenting in times of ill health

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, Children's health, Children
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By Dr Natalie Cheatle and Dr Annika Clark at The Parent Space Experienced Clinical Psychologists offering practical and effective parenting skills. www.theparentspace.co.uk We all want to protect our children from pain and it is hard to realise that we can’t always do so, or necessarily make it better.   Being a parent can be to...

Double Danger – Halloween and Bonfire Night

by ParentalChoice
in children's safety, Children's health, Children, Childcare
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Well it’s that time of year again – the double act – Halloween and Bonfire Night with Christmas licking at our heels.  It can all be a lot of fun and also a lot of work. The thing about Halloween is that, yes, the kids love it but it is also a huge hassle for ...