Categories Archives: Guest Authors

COVID-19 and Teen Mental Health

Posted by iChild, September 02, 2021 6:46 PM
Article Excerpt Image 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
Article Excerpt Image 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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Putting wellbeing at the heart of all we do

Posted by iChild, July 14, 2021 10:45 AM
Article Excerpt Image 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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Step out for Mental Health

Posted by iChild, April 28, 2021 10:12 AM
Article Excerpt Image Place2Be is the UK’s leading school-based mental health charity with over 25 years’ experience working with pupils, families and staff in schools. We’re delighted to spread the word on “Stepping out for Mental Health”. Find out more – get fit, and help support this great cause!

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Coping with grief: Barnardo’s tips for parents about how to talk to their children about death during the pandemic

Posted by iChild, April 07, 2021 10:00 AM
Article Excerpt Image During the Covid-19 pandemic, many more children and young people will be experiencing bereavement. We are pleased to share Barnardo’s tips for parents about how to help their children cope with the death of a family member.

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Animal Fu - Encouraging children to interact, move and exercise

Posted by iChild, March 10, 2021 11:22 AM
Article Excerpt Image Linda Hall (Miss Fu)’s love of fitness and dance began in childhood. As an adult, she studied at Martial Arts Academy, learning Wing Chun. Later she trained in Hong Kong and Zhaoqing city in China. Linda shares her story of how she created Animal Fu, and why she is so passionate about it.

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Turn On The Subtitles Schools Campaign Launch

Posted by iChild, March 03, 2021 10:42 AM
Article Excerpt Image Oli Barrett and Henry Warren teamed up to found Turn On The Subtitles, because they felt the idea was 'so blindingly obvious that it just has to happen'. They've shared their press release with us. We are pleased and proud to lend our support, and help all children's literacy - everywhere.

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Building a future of inclusion & social justice

Posted by iChild, February 17, 2021 9:38 AM
Article Excerpt Image Educate & Celebrate is an experienced team of teachers and youth workers who have made their schools LGBT+Friendly. The team develop resources and programmes supporting young people, teachers and families. Their founder, Dr Elly Barns MBE, writes about how we can build a future of inclusion.

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Guide to screen addictions and responsible digital use

Posted by iChild, February 10, 2021 12:34 PM
Article Excerpt Image Have you or your children been spending more time on your phone or laptop? This article gives advice on managing our own and, more importantly, our children's screen time. It was written by Compare the Market and they have shared it for our iChild members.

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Lockdown - an opportunity to rethink our approach to supporting early years and primary aged children?

Posted by iChild, January 28, 2021 11:41 AM
Article Excerpt Image Dr. Amanda Gummer, child research psychologist and founder of The Good Play Guide, talks about her views on the opportunity Lockdown could provide to support our early years and primary aged children.

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