Nutrition

eating problems in children

Eating problems in children

Show me a parent who, at some point has become exasperated at their child’s eating habits. As parent’s we all worry about our children and being aware of a food problem can be hard to detect. How do you recognise the signs of an eating problem in children and teenagers? Is there a problem? Kids

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5 Basic rules for all children

5 Basic rules for all children

Children need rules and boundaries to help them feel secure, but too many can be confusing and cause more problems than they resolve. Add to that the need for modifying the rules as your children grow and you could be forgiven for just letting things slide. Getting the balance right is tricky, but taking a

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flu jab

Flu Jab

I was always under the impression that flu was a virus, meaning that no meds known to wo-man would help send it packing. So what is flu jab exactly and does it do any good? Experts recommend that anyone who is at risk from serious complications from flu should have it. This includes infants and

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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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Baby led weaning

Baby led weaning

In recent years there has been a growth in the trend of baby led weaning (BLW). Any mum or dad with a young baby and even those still pregnant, can’t have failed to see or hear the term being used. But what exactly does baby led weaning entail and what are the advantages? What is

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Over protective or too lenient parenting

Over protective or too lenient parenting

There is a spectrum of parenting styles and at either end we have the polarities of ‘over-protective’ versus ‘hands-off’. Both these styles have their strengths and weaknesses and it can be possible to pick and mix from each one in order to create an approach to parenting that is flexible and responsive to each situation,

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