Children’s health

Shhhhhh…children sleeping

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, Children's health, Children
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When children get the sleep they need, they are able to grow, learn and develop properly as they age. Although often far lesser considered, sleep is just as important as nutrition and exercise for a child. Rest varies by individual, and these patterns change as throughout early childhood and throughout an entire lifetime.  Daily Sl...

5 Tips for Coping with the Diagnosis of a Seriously ill or Disabled Child

by ParentalChoice
in special needs, Family, Children's health, Children, Charity
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Hearing that your child has been diagnosed with a serious illness or disability is something that no one is ever prepared to hear, and it can seem extremely difficult or even impossible to process. With the right coping mechanisms, you can make the process easier on your child, your family, and yourself. By taking care ...

What yoga and mindfulness can do for Child and Parent Wellbeing

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, Wellbeing, Children's health, Children
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Yoga and mindfulness are the buzzwords of the year, maybe the decade: at the gym, at work, or even in the classroom. Everyone seems to love it, because everyone seems to be stressed these days. But is it all just hippie hype, or can yoga really help you and your child achieve mental well-being and ...

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...

Common Childhood Ailments

by ParentalChoice
in Family, Children's health, Children, Childcare
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As parents we are bound to worry every time something is not quite right with our children. Sometimes, however, with a bit of knowledge we can be better prepared for what life has to throw our children’s way. With that in mind, @Parental_Choice asked our “resident” GP for some tips and information on common childhood ...

Why I’m Guilty as Charged

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, Parenting, Healthy eating, Family, Children's health, Children, Career
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Thanks go to Suzy Glaskie of Peppermint Wellness for this insightful article I was rudely awoken this morning by much screeching from downstairs in the kitchen. It quickly became apparent that I had done something terrible last night to my 11-year-old daughter who, having just started secondary school, has recently taken possessio...