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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.

5 Ways to Reset Your Child’s Relationship With Screens

Posted by iChild, June 27, 2022 2:29 PM
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Muddy Puddles is better known for creating outdoor clothes for children. But they take an interest in all things kids. They have conducted wide-ranging research to advise on managing children's relationship with screens.

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Walk to School Week: 5 ways to learn while you walk

Posted by iChild, May 16, 2022 10:51 AM
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Walk to School Week may have happened, but the spirit continues. If you’re planning to ditch the car for a morning stroll this week, be sure to follow these tips from Rachel Clinkard, of footwear retailer Charles Clinkard, to make your walk both fun and educational.

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Five things parents need to know when the clocks change

Posted by iChild, March 23, 2022 12:02 PM
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Katherine Hall is a sleep psychologist with 13 years' clinical experience. She has teamed up with Happy Beds to help parents manage their children's sleep when the clocks change. They've kindly shared their article and advice with us.

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Talking to our children about War

Posted by iChild, March 03, 2022 8:38 PM
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Noel McDermott is a Psychotherapist with over 25 years’ experience in health, social care, and education. He shares his advice on talking to our children about war, particularly following the unfolding tragedy in Ukraine.

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Safer Internet Day (Tuesday 8th February 2022)

Posted by iChild, January 26, 2022 12:11 PM
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The UK Safer Internet Centre runs Safer Internet Day. Schools and organisations can join this event which is on Tuesday 8th February 2022. They have kindly allowed iChild to feature extracts of their articles on our blog. It's a great event, and very important.

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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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