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Climate Change is no longer some far-off problem; it is happening here, it is happening now.

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19 Mar

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Striking or Schooling?

Striking or Schooling?   An interesting article has been written by David Reed, saying that Activism is more important than grades.   This Friday there was another large-scale school climate strike, following the one last month. Adults were secretly thrilled … Read more »

Eating disorders in children under 12   We mainly think of teenagers and ages above,  developing eating disorders but the number of under 12-year olds with the disorder, has been growing in recent years.   Researchers are not sure what … Read more »

Was it easier 40 or 20, or even 10 years ago to be a teenager?   Sophie Elkan, published a self-help book for girls last Spring, tackling the question of how parents can help. The book is The Girl’s Guide … Read more »

19 Feb

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Youth Strike 4 Climate

Youth Strike 4 Climate   Everything we feared in the future is slowly coming to fruition. Insect populations collapsing. Mass animal extinction. Wild fires. Droughts, heatwaves and floods. The stench of doom is appearing incredibly quickly.   The strike took … Read more »

12 Feb

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Good Samaritans

The role of the Samaritans today   There is a steady increase in children committing suicide in the UK. The Samaritans are the only organisation collated the statistics.   The Samaritans are of course immensely interested in protecting children and … Read more »

29 Jan

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Selfie Filters

The Selfie filters are getting widely used and are leading people to seek surgery so they can become that ‘filtered’ image of themselves. Maybe the filter changes the shape of your nose that you have hated for ever or makes … Read more »

21 Jan

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21-01-19

January 21stis officially the most miserable day of the year.   Is this just for adults or does it affect children as well?   The blues could be seen to arrive because there are credit card bills to deal with, … Read more »

The more time spent on social media, the more depressed children are becoming, is this the struth?   Girls more so than boys, it appears.   Girls have a higher rate of depression than boys and it is being linked … Read more »

24 Dec

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Father Christmas

Keeping Santa alive and real   How important is it to keep the belief of Santa Claus or Father Christmas alive for young and even older children?   They will find out eventually that it he is not real and … Read more »

18 Dec

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Security Blankets

Security Blankets What is the origin of security objects in young children and indeed, into adulthood when they remain at the individual’s side?   When a baby is born, they do not have the concept that they themselves are separate … Read more »

04 Dec

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Inedible Fruit & Veg

Inedible fruit and veg used in English Schools   A report has divulged that fruit & vegetables given to children under a government scheme are mainly imported, of low quality and with high levels of pesticide residues. This is in … Read more »

27 Nov

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Type 2 Diabetes

OBESITY HEALTH ALLIANCE   Type 2 diabetes now affects nearly 7,000 young Britons.   Young Britons under 25 and 7,000 children have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. This disease which is linked to obesity can lead to amputations and … Read more »

21 Nov

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Eccentrics

The essence of being Eccentric   Thank goodness for eccentric women in the sea of sameness we face each day. Girls want to copy one another but why? After the years of peer pressure have passed, surely it is time … Read more »

13 Nov

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Screen Time at home

Limiting your adult screen time   Parents are being urged to extract themselves from their screens and get their children ready for school.   The education secretary Duncan Hinds, says that whilst we talk a lot about screen time for … Read more »

06 Nov

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Talking to children about PORN

Talking to children about Porn The concern continues to rise, with children and their easy daily access to porn.   The porn which is so easily found online, is promoting sexually aggressive behaviour towards women and girls.  A staggering nearly … Read more »

31 Oct

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Children and their Teeth

40% of children in the UK who need surgery for dental problems are already known to Social Services.   Experts have indicated that children with severe dental decay should be referred to NHS safe guarding teams as it could be … Read more »

23 Oct

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Homework for 3-year olds

Homework for 3-year olds   Is this an impossible concept to process, that 3-year olds now have to do homework after school?   In the States, the New York Department of Education is advocating half an hour of homework a … Read more »

16 Oct

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Obese at Ten Years Old

Obese at Ten years Old   It has been announced on the news this week, that a record number of 10- & 11-year olds in England are “severely obese”.   One in 25 children in year 6 primary school are … Read more »

09 Oct

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New Tech Toys

New tech toys   UK schools now spend 900m on education technology every year in order to teach the next generation basic digital skills.   Once upon a time, classrooms were blackboards, and textbooks but with the fast ever evolving … Read more »

02 Oct

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Colours v Drab

Colourful clothing for girls and drab outfits for boys?   It does seem to be the norm now to be able to get anything for girls in a rainbow of colours but for boys there remains a dull collection of … Read more »

25 Sep

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2017 Most Popular Babies Names

What’s in a Name   The most popular names of 2017 have been announced by the Office for National Statistics.   The most heard names in the UK are still Olivia, Oliver and Muhammad (all spelt in various ways).  Sarah … Read more »

18 Sep

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Warning signs

Back to School Behaviour   Going back to school can create many common anxieties, seeing friends again and swopping stories, having the correct ‘in’ accessories for the new year and feeling sure of oneself emotionally and academically.   How can … Read more »

11 Sep

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Can Play help in the workplace?   On Friday 7 September, Lego Play Day was launched in London, UK, with an experiment to investigate the impact of play in the workplace.   This was conducted at the LEGO hub in … Read more »

04 Sep

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Throw-Away Society

The throw-away society we are bringing children up in   Reading Festival showed a huge disregard for money, waste and possessions, and even more for the expectations that ‘others’ will clear up after us.   Up to 60 food bags … Read more »

28 Aug

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Eating Together

School Lunches & eating together   Soon it is Back to School time and where many low-income parents are happy that their children are getting a hot meal, others are not so happy about the choice on the menu.   … Read more »

21 Aug

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Witches!

Spiritual or Witchcraft   Millennials are focusing on Witchcraft as a fashionable trend in their lifestyles.   They are called wiccans and are incredibly hip. These women in their twenties are 21st century witches, wearing heavy eye makeup, septum piercings … Read more »

14 Aug

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Tomboys

To be a Tomboy   Is this a label that is still used to describe a girl who isn’t ‘girly’ enough?   There are many definitions of the word and arguments about whether it is negative or positive.   The … Read more »

07 Aug

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School Dinners & Food Banks

School Dinners & Food Banks   It seems incredible to learn that in 2018, there are still many families who rely on free school meals to feed their children good hot meals during term times.  Consequently, in the long summer … Read more »

31 Jul

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Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays   How do holidays make your child happier and smarter?   Adults look forward to their holidays to relax, get away from work and stock up on energy again. Children look forward to fun time with their parents, … Read more »

24 Jul

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Coram’s Fields

Coram’s Fields and Harmsworth Memorial Playground is a children’s charity that serves as a safe place for all children to come and play. As well as a seven-acre park and playground situated in Bloomsbury, London it also has an after school and … Read more »