Categories Archives: Healthy Living

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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My favourite pets for children

Posted by iChild, July 29, 2021 10:44 AM
Article Excerpt Image 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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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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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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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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How to keep children active during lockdown

Posted by iChild, January 20, 2021 9:34 AM
Article Excerpt Image Performance Physique founder, Arj Thiruchelvam, coaches people from novices to Team GB Olympians. He shares his article on helping us boost exercise opportunities for children during the pandemic.

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Tips to handle bullying

Posted by iChild, November 18, 2020 11:00 AM
Article Excerpt Image We've recently celebrated anti-bullying week. Former childminder and childcare advisor, and now top blogger, The Next Best Thing to Mummy, shares her advice to help parents support their children through this difficult situation.

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Tips to help children deal with trolls

Posted by iChild, November 11, 2020 10:13 AM
Article Excerpt Image Cyber bullying is one of the many challenges facing today's young people. Blogger, Next Best Thing to Mummy, worked as a childminder for 14 years, as a preschool development worker, then as support childminder for the children's center. In this blog, she shares her advice on supporting children.

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Cycling with children – what you need to know to get started

Posted by iChild, October 21, 2020 3:31 PM
Article Excerpt Image When lockdown began, many people started digging old bikes to make their daily exercise more varied and decided that cycling was a far better option for their commute to work than public transport. In these changing times, cycling can fill a gap for many families.

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