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The Importance Of Outdoor Play

The Importance Of Outdoor Play

The increasingly high rates of mental distress in children in the western world is an on going cause for concern, with statistics for depression and anxiety being several times higher than they were fifty years ago. Being In Control A popular theory as to why this is taking place is the link between the reduction

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The Effects Of Praising Children

The Effects Of Praising Children

For years now, parenting experts in the West have been encouraging us to offer praise to our kids in an effort to help build their self-esteem, confidence and motivation. This approach differs wildly from that in places like China, where praise is rarely dished out for fear that it will create arrogant, egotistical children. So

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Troubled Families Programme

Troubled Families Programme

The Troubled Families Programme is a government initiative that aims to help families facing a number of complex problems. David Cameron introduced the Programme in 2010 with the goal of transforming the lives of ‘troubled families’. Following the London riots of 2011 a larger emphasis was placed on the scheme with £448million being shared between

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Taking responsibility for our health

Taking responsibility for our health

The NHS is in the news on a daily basis at the moment, either with news about its potential demise, or reports from patients about the shoddy level of service that they have received. And within the NHS, it’s not least the local doctor, the GP who comes under the firing line very frequently. It

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Disciplining kids without making them scared

Disciplining kids without making them scared

Kids will play up – it’s in their DNA to test you and the boundaries you set for them. So some form of discipline is going to be required to help keep them on the right track. At times, it can seem like the only way to get them to listen, to stop, or to

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Improving children's behaviour with diet

Improving children’s behaviour with diet

You are what you eat. If the saying is to be believed then in theory giving children a good balanced diet should translate into good, balanced behaviour. But how much truth is there in the idea that diet can affect kids’ behaviour? Research published by the School Food Trust in 2009 suggested that primary school

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