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4 Steps To Prevent Tooth Decay In Children

  With so much sugary food appealing to our children these days, it can sometimes be hard to prevent our children from eating foods which can damage their teeth. Combine this with the difficulty you can often face in getting your child to brush their teeth, and you soon find yourself dealing with toothache and

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5 Ways To Get Your Kids Away From The Screen This Summer

The summer holidays are a tough time for keeping kids entertained. Many schools are closed for six weeks and it can be difficult to find activities to keep them occupied throughout the summer. Recently the Children’s Commissioner expressed concern about the levels of online time being consumed by children and that it was up to parents to

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New Mothers – 6 Tips For Getting More Sleep

Parenthood is a challenge, with a lot of things to learn during those first few month. For new mothers, this adjustment can be tough. We’re always told that sleep for new mothers is hard to come by, but is there a way they can get more? A few handy tips can help you get those

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Nutrition and Hydration Week: Nutrition For Families

Nutrition and Hydration Week takes place all of this week until 19th of March. An annual event designed to promote better hydration and nutrition both locally and globally, there are many key messages to take away from this important campaign. Keeping our bodies healthy through food and drink is especially important for families, who in

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Staying safe in the snow and ice

It may not have been a white Christmas, but it certainly is snow season in the UK. The temperatures are plummeting and the weather is wreaking havoc, making it all the more important to think about winter safety and how you stay safe in periods of bad weather. Looking after your health and safety, as

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Winter walking: How to get your 10,000 steps a day

  When it comes to exercises which can be done at any fitness level and for free, there aren’t many that come to mind. Walking however, is one of the most effective exercises, and you can start right now. Set yourself a winter walking challenge of 10,000 steps a day – a common target you’ll

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Mental Health Boosters for Children

Mental health amongst children is becoming an increasingly common concern in the UK. A lack of research, coupled with poor handling of mental health issues amongst children means that different solutions are needed if we are to boost the mental health of our children. If you feel like your child is struggling, there are some

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New Ban on Unhealthy Junk Food Ads for Children Introduced

  Adverts for unhealthy junk food are to be banned from all forms of media aimed at children as part of a groundbreaking government movement to combat the childhood obesity crisis. This ban will prohibit food and drink which is high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) from being targeted to under-16s. The new advertising

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The health benefits of dancing, for all ages!

As we head into the Christmas party season, many of you will be thinking about donning your glad rags and grabbing your dancing shoes to take part in an activity which is sociable, enjoyable and a big calorie burner – yes, dancing! Dancing requires no major ability to enjoy, and as long as you’re moving,

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ADHD – An Essential Guide to Services & Support

Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder is a common problem among children and can make parenting even more of a challenge. ADHD Richmond provides support and advice on all aspects of dealing with ADHD. Their website has up-to-date news on events and courses, as well as guidelines on what ADHD is and funding available to help

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