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Keeping kids active in Winter

Keeping kids active in Winter

Winter is a tough time to keep the kids active. As the nights draw in and temperatures plummet, our atavistic hibernation tendencies emerge. The attraction of the outdoors quickly loses ground to the lure of the cosy techno-cave housing the TV, iPad and X-Box. Yet keeping the kids moving is just as important in winter

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The ten day no tv challenge

The ten day no TV challenge

Could you live without TV in your home for 10 days? The practical answer is of course, Yes. No-one ever died from boredom before the TV was invented. But really – would you consider it? And how do you think it would play out if you did? Is there any benefit? The thinking behind the

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Allergy trigger guide

Allergy trigger guide

Various allergies may have similar symptoms but are brought on by a range of different triggers. If you or your child is suffering from what you believe to be an allergy, it is worth figuring out if any of these triggers may be to blame. Knowing what is causing the reaction makes avoiding the source

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winter blues busters

Winter blues busters

As the sun enters its annual battle to remain above the horizon each winter, our spirits can take a nosedive too. Chemical reactions in the brain can lead to those winter blues taking hold and doom and gloom become the norm. But there are a number of actions we can all take to counter the

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Finding a hobby for you and your children

Finding a hobby for you and your children

Quality time with our kids is precious, and while it’s lovely to just collapse in a heap and watch movies together, there are times when a little structure can be a good thing. Finding a hobby for you and your children can provide a focus for your family time, and remove the pressure that sometimes

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Things to do in the school holidays

Things to do in the school holidays

The expectant faces of kids on holiday mornings can test the most creative of parents – how to fill those endless school-free days? There is an argument that says just tell the kids to go off and play. Personally I think it’s important to do just that sometimes – they need to learn how to

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