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A big welcome to our iChild blog! With regular posts from both the iChild team and our specialist iChild bloggers on absolutely everything that matters to the parent, childminder, teacher or anybody who works with children aged 0 to 11.

Men’s Emotional Mental Health & Miscarriage

Posted by iChild, January 12, 2022 10:27 AM
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Noel McDermott is a Psychotherapist with over 25 years’ experience in health, social care, and education. Here he writes about the effects upon men during the tragedy of a miscarriage. His article offers advice and support.

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Existential Threats & Children: How to Help Children Deal with Climate Fears

Posted by iChild, December 02, 2021 9:59 AM
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Noel McDermott is a Psychotherapist and International Speaker with over 25 years’ experience in health, social care and education. He shares his article on helping children with their very legitimate fears on Climate Change.

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To trick or to treat?

Posted by iChild, October 26, 2021 7:37 PM
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Leading paediatric dietitian, Sarah Almond Bushell, offers her advice on getting goodness into our little ones this autumn.

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Physical activity in children can be improved through ‘exergames’

Posted by iChild, September 23, 2021 10:57 AM
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The University of Birmingham's School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Science shares their fascinating article on the benefits of 'exergames' (active-play video games) for young people.

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COVID-19 and Teen Mental Health

Posted by iChild, September 02, 2021 6:46 PM
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A little older than many of our iChild children - but they'll get there all too soon! Our friends at MyTutor share their article giving advice on how to support our children through those sometimes stressful teenage years.

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Eating Disorders in Children & Young People:

Posted by iChild, August 11, 2021 9:44 AM
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Eating disorders in children and young people have risen throughout the pandemic. Psychotherapist Noel McDermott is helping children, families, and communities to spot the signs and to get professional help as soon as possible. Here he shares his article.

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My favourite pets for children

Posted by iChild, July 29, 2021 10:44 AM
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Lockdown has seen a rise in demand for pets. Our top blogger, The Next Best Thing to Mummy, shares her views and advice on the most common family pets, and their pros and cons. A pet is not just for Christmas - and not just for lockdown! They are for their lifetimes, and can really enhance your child's life.

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Putting wellbeing at the heart of all we do

Posted by iChild, July 14, 2021 10:45 AM
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Caroline Wright, Director of Early Childhood for Bright Horizons, talks about the development of Bright Horizons' exciting and innovative new child-centred curriculum, launching at the beginning of August.

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Should money management be taught to children?

Posted by iChild, July 07, 2021 10:49 AM
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Blogger, The Next Best Thing to Mummy, worked as a childminder, a preschool development worker, then support childminder for the children's center. She shares her personal thoughts on the importance of teaching children about managing money.

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How horses can help children with learning disabilities

Posted by iChild, June 09, 2021 2:14 PM
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Humans have shared a special bond with horses for centuries, and to this day we still see them as hard-working helpers and loving companions. In this article, Katie Allen-Clarke, from the leading equestrian sports network Horse & Country TV, explains how horses are especially helpful for children with learning disabilities.

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