Health

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...

Wellbeing throughout pregnancy

by ParentalChoice
in New mum, Family, Children
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Many pregnant women ask what will help them have the healthiest pregnancy possible? How can they achieve the best possible physical and emotional health and wellbeing? How can they best prepare their body for labour? Based in Canary Wharf, City Antenatal brings together the expertise of a wide range of renowned antenatal and postnat...

Post partum surprises…

by ParentalChoice
in New mum
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So you’ve had a baby and you have that lovely new Mum glow about you (ok, actually you look exhausted) and you’re falling in love with your little one but then you realise that things are happening to your body that you didn’t expect. You might get some of these or all of these, the ...

The Children’s Food Trust

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, Healthy eating, Children
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Nutritionist Tricia Mucavele leads the Children’s Food Trust’s Eat Better, Start Better programme Are you an always, a sometimes or a never? I’m talking, of course, about sitting at the table to eat as a family. Recent research from the Journal of Epidemiology and Child Health looked at the eating habits of almost 2,400 childr...

Making things work for kids after parental separation

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, Family, Children
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Parenting can be hard at the best of times.  It is hard enough when the job is shared by two cohabiting parents, but when couples separate, whole new ways of managing, both practically and emotionally, often have to be found. No matter how recently or long ago you separated, there are some golden rules for ...

iPads or acorns….

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, Childcare
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Childcare Clair is guesting with us today and talking about ditching the ipads and getting your little ones outside to play. There has been quite a lot in the news recently about children and a lack of vitamin D in their diets.  A lack of vitamin D is actually quite common in today’s society, with the increased ...