Routines and Structures

Emotional eating is learned not inherited says new study

Emotional eating is learned not inherited says new study

Researches have found that children who eat more or less when stressed or upset have learned the behaviour rather than inherited it. A study by University College London found home environment was the main cause of emotional eating and this was due to parental behaviours, including giving upset children their favourite food to soothe them.… Read More…

Can you help Spider-Man Harry raise £50,000?

Can you help Spider-Man Harry raise £50,000?

Six-year-old Harry St Ledger is a little superhero. He has a high-grade brain tumour. It’s incurable, the prognosis is extremely bleak and treatment options are very limited. His parents, Cairan and Fiona, have set up a Just Giving appeal to raise money to help fund vital research into finding a cure for brain tumoursafter he… Read More…

The things no one prepares you for motherhood

The things no one prepares you for motherhood

It feels like with the number of people on the planet, we should know everything there is to know about having children but there are a whole heap of things that might surprise you even after spending nine months researching and preparing yourself. We asked some lovely mums to tell us the things they wish… Read More…

Why is music important in schools?

Why is music important in schools?

Most people know that music is a ‘good thing’. Research proves again and again that it is important to children and young people’s lives and futures.  But why? Because music education increases confidence and self-esteem, which has a knock-on effect in all areas of life and learning.  It improves health and wellbeing while also providing… Read More…

Child Protection Groups call for investigation of YouTube

Child Protection Groups call for investigation of YouTube

A complaint filed with a US watchdog has urged sanctions for the Google-owned video hosting network after it allegedly failed to comply with child protection laws around data collection and ads. 23 child advocacy, consumer and privacy groups have filed the complaint with the US Federal Trade Commission alleging that Google is violating child protection… Read More…

Talking to your children about adoption

Talking to your children about adoption

The 21st March marked Big Adoption Day with social media campaigns highlighting the importance of adoption and the support that is available for those who have adopted or are wanting to adopt, but what do you do when your children start getting older and asking questions about their birth parents? It is only natural for… Read More…

Talking about online safety this Safer Internet Day

Talking about online safety this Safer Internet Day

Talking about online safety this Safer Internet Day The internet is an important part of many young people’s lives, from school work to games, the online world is where a lot of young people are spending their time.   Safer Internet Day provides a key moment when children and young people can take the lead… Read More…

Child seat safety checks correct commonplace mistakes

Child seat safety checks correct commonplace mistakes

Child seat safety checks correct commonplace mistakes For the fifth year in succession Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Road Safety officers have teamed up with ‘Child Seat Safety’, the in-car safety professionals, to offer advice and a child car seat fitting service for those transporting little ones. Recent In-car safety clinics held in Midsomer… Read More…

Cyber Bullying and how to spot the signs

Cyber Bullying and how to spot the signs

No-one can deny the online world is an excellent resource for children and young people. It can be used for learning, playing games and connecting with friends. But along with the undoubted benefits of the internet, come dangers that can pose a risk to a child at any time. Children no longer just have access… Read More…

Debunking some common bedwetting myths

Debunking some common bedwetting myths

Debunking some common bedwetting myths – There are many myths around bedwetting - what causes this common, but complex childhood condition and how it should be treated. Here are ERIC’s answers to just a few of them. Myth no 1: “There’s no point treating bedwetting – children grow out of it eventually.” Bedwetting can and should be… Read More…

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