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failure to thrive

Failure to thrive

‘Failing to Thrive’ – these three little words can carry enormous meaning and strike fear into the hearts of parents. The phrase essentially refers to any child that has a current weight, or rate of gaining weight, that is much lower than average for their age and gender. Causes of Failure to Thrive There are

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TV and kid's health

TV and kid’s health

The current generation of kids in the UK spend more time looking at screens than ever before. Between 24-hours kids’ TV programming, games consoles, laptops, tablets and smartphones, there are a lot of screens keeping a lot of children occupied. Back in our day, young television viewers were catered for with an hours’ worth of

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Being a middle child

Being a middle child

Birth theories present a common-sense background for personality differences between children in the same family. There are lots of other factors that also impact such as health and wealth of parents, spacing between children and amount of support that family receives. But sometimes just looking at the placement of each child can reveal an interesting

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Dealing with a child who has a sweet tooth

Dealing with a child who has a sweet tooth

If my son had his way you’d open his mouth to find a scene from Candy Crush. He just loves anything sweet. Always has. I like to think I’m a reasonably diligent parent. Weaning commenced with fruit and vegetable purees, lovingly prepared at home and frozen in little ice-cube trays. How I patted myself on

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four types of parenting styles

Four types of parenting styles

As parents we encounter many of the same situations, but we may deal with them very differently according to the style of parenting we have adopted. Experts say there are four types of parenting style and the different approaches can influence a child’s mood and temperament into adulthood. Here we examine the different styles and

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Pets and child development

Pets and child development

Did you know that having pet could enhance your child’s development? Various studies have proved that this rite of childhood passage does far more than teach children about responsibility and caring for other creatures. Irrespective of the nature of their pet – be it furry, slippery, or many-legged – your child’s cognitive, physical, emotional and

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