Nutrition

Raising happy teenagers

Raising happy teenagers

You could be forgiven for thinking that the words ‘Happy’ and ‘Teenager’ are unlikely companions. But despite the moods and scowls that can seem to dominate teenage demeanour most have a great capacity for happiness – as parents we just need to understand how to access it, which in turn makes raising happy teenagers a

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Fevers in children

Fevers in children are very common and are one of the main reasons why we take them to the doctors.. What is a fever? When someone has a fever it means their temperature is very high. As a guide, in children under the age of five a temperature of 37.5C (99.5F) or above is described

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Nosebleeds and children

Nosebleeds and children

The sight of your child coming towards you with blood gushing from her face can be terrifying. However, nosebleeds are actually common in young children and are rarely anything to worry about. What is a nosebleed? A nosebleed means there is blood flowing from either one or both nostrils. It can be heavy or light

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Helping a child who is overweight

Research has shown that being overweight when young means a child is more likely to experience weight related health problems later in life. Some kids are naturally so skinny you fear they may snap, others have a softness to them that can tend to fat if it is left unchecked. If you suspect your child

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Weaning your baby onto solid food

Being a parent of a young baby is like navigating a series of predictable milestones, with a whole bunch of randomness thrown in for good measure. After spending the first few months with your baby trying to master milk feeding and establishing a good schedule, nature then hurls a curved ball at you by demanding

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Improving your families health and diet

Our attitudes to diet and lifestyle are often driven by our early family experiences. We all know theory about getting lots of exercise and eating a healthy diet, but it’s so easy to let things slip when life is full of work and family pressures. If this sounds like you and your family, then you

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