Childrens Health

Helping Our Kids To Love Healthy Eating

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 21.08.2017 | UK Parents
Dr Sally Norton

Having your kids to help out in the kitchen is a great way of getting them excited about different foods. Let them help you to prep some vegetables, or get them involved in helping make some healthy, home-cooked meals. Also allow them try a bit of things as you go along - getting them to try things away from the pressure and routine of sitting at the dinner table means they might be a bit happier to give new things a go.

One Million Refugees. One Million Needless Tragedies

Carey Lodge | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK
Carey Lodge

Uganda is now hosting one million South Sudanese refugees © World Vision 2017 It's been one year since Bidi Bidi refugee settlement in northern Uga...

Calories In Popular Foods To Be Slashed To Tackle Obesity

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Calories in popular foods could soon be reduced as part of the Government’s plan to tackle obesity. Public Health England (PHE) hopes to implement ...

Get Cooking! Practical Tips For Cooking With Kids

Sarah West | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Parents
Sarah West

Hands-on cooking activities help children develop confidence in their skills and abilities. Following a basic recipe encourages self-direction and independence, while also teaching children to follow simple directions and solve problems.

Charities Call For End To 'Harmful' Methods Of Restraining Mental Health Patients

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK

Mental health charities have called for the end of “harmful” methods of restraint for mental health patients following the release of “worrying...

Loneliness Could Be A Greater Threat Than Obesity

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK Tech

Obesity-related illness has become a leading cause of death worldwide, and with 58% of women and 68% of men in the UK now classified as overweight or ...

A Time For Reflection

Barbara Gelb | Posted 04.08.2017 | UK
Barbara Gelb

There is an opportunity for the Prime Minister to respond to the challenges faced by the 49,000 - we hope she will listen to these, the weakest, most vulnerable voices so that we can improve the quality of life and end of life care, however short that might be.

Why Is It So Hard To Label A Girl's Genitals?

Celine Bell | Posted 30.07.2017 | UK Parents
Celine Bell

So many words exist, but some are sexual, crude, rude or gross. They had this problem in Sweden, so they coined a new word for it. In 2000 they came up with snippa as a female equivalent to snopp and it entered the dictionary six years later.

Our Children's Health Must Be Our National Priority

Jon Ashworth | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK Politics
Jon Ashworth

It was Nelson Mandela who told us: "There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children." If that great man was right, then our country is in a great deal of difficulty. The state of children's health in the UK, and in England in particular, should be a matter for profound concern and concerted action. Sadly under Theresa May's government is isn't.

Won't Someone Think Of The Children

CJ Atkinson | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK
CJ Atkinson

As Stonewall once again release statistics that make chilling reading for the state of the world for young trans people, I'm once again reminded that we only tangentially live in the same world. Tell me how much time we should wait for things to get better. Tell me that this is exactly how it goes. Tell me it's unfortunate, it's really sad, but you don't really feel comfortable with this kind of chat.

We Can't Ignore Obesity When The Going Gets Tough Politically

Professor John Wass | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Politics
Professor John Wass

We are calling on the new Government to be the one that finally turns the tide of childhood obesity. We are certain that it can be done with bold and decisive action. Ultimately politics is about creating a better future for our children. But we need them to be healthy enough to enjoy it.

Mum Urges Parents To Trust Their Instincts After Doctor Misdiagnosed Her Toddler

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Parents

A mum wants to remind parents that they are the greatest “experts” when it comes to their children, after a doctor wrongly dismissed her concerns ...

Are You Struggling To Balance Your Child's Diet?

Maria Khan | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Parents
Maria Khan

Similarly, only about half of the surveyed parents were aware that they should offer their toddler meat, fish, eggs, nuts and pulses two or three times a day despite it being the most important food group for iron, which one in eight toddlers don't get enough of in their diet.

The Very Real Effects Air Pollution Has On Your Health

Phillip Othen | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The World Health Organisation reports that each year 3.7 million people die prematurely from the effects of outdoor air pollution. 80% of air pollutio...

Why It's Important To Celebrate International Children's Day Every Day

Javed Khan | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK
Javed Khan

We support these children through services ranging from work in schools, where youngsters learn it's okay to talk and ask for help, to trauma focused practice. Through all our work we make them realise there is help out there, not just on International Children's Day but every day.

6 Questions Parents Have When Their Child Is Wetting The Bed

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Parents

Bedwetting may be a common childhood problem, but that doesn’t mean it is something that can just be brushed off by parents as a passing phase. Unde...

How To Reduce Your Child's Anxieties

Katie Woodland | Posted 31.05.2017 | UK Parents
Katie Woodland

But, trust me you're not even going to be bothered about winning the prize for yourself (no matter how competitive you are as a parent) - by day 14 just doing this will make your household a calmer, happier and more joyous place to be which is a phenomenal prize in itself!

Why Our Kids Need To Get Outside More

The Huffington Post | Tamsin Kelly | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Parents

More than one in nine children in England have not set foot in a park, forest, beach or any other natural environment for at least 12 months, accordin...

Why Telling Family Stories To Our Kids Is So Important

The Huffington Post | Tamsin Kelly | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Parents

Everyone has a story - and kids love hearing these family tales. Funny mishaps when they were younger (they love being the star character), how their ...

Parenting: Have You Taken On The Wrong Job Description?

Michelle McHale | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Parents
Michelle McHale

We can't protect our children from sadness any more than we can from joy. If we can love our children through all their moods, free of anxiety and responsibility-weary guilt, maybe we can become powerful models of self-acceptance and trust.

This Is Why You Shouldn't Google Your Child's Symptoms When They Are Ill

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Parents

Every parent is guilty of turning to Google to help answer those questions we’re pretty certain we should know the answer to; how many hours on the ...

How To Help A Child With A Mental Health Issue

Katie Woodland | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Parents
Katie Woodland

So, for all you parents out there - knowing how to support your child may just be the difference between their recovery and a further decline in their mental health.

Rich White Men Celebrate After Voting To Strip Healthcare From Millions Of Sick People

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK

The Republican-led House on Thursday narrowly passed a bill to repeal and replace significant parts of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), leaving mi...

How Do I Know If It's A Seizure?

Laura Rutherford | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK Parents
Laura Rutherford

Laughing was never something I ever associated with seizures. Then late one night when I was heavily pregnant with our daughter, Brody was asleep next to me and began laughing hysterically. I turned round to face him and he started having a clonic tonic seizure (I miraculously managed not to go into labour).

Enemy Number Mum

Stacey Oakes | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Parents
Stacey Oakes

I had no idea that having a child would make me feel this way. I knew I'd be tired and have general worries for her about the future and the world we live in but I never comprehended the wave of sheer terror that totally consumes me when I fear she is poorly. I did not sign up for this, how come nobody warned me!