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Lets talk about Children and Energy Drinks

Research has revealed that children and teenagers are main consumers of energy drinks and that the UK is one of the biggest consumers in Europe   The study, carried out by the BMJ Open Journal, analysed the sugar, caffeine and carbohydrate content of some of the leading energy drinks. They found that the average amount…
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April 30, 2018

Do you agree with formal testing at Primary School?

  Should children be formally tested in Primary School? The issue of testing primary school age children is a controversial one with many children suffering from stress as a result.  Some parents and educators are also anti-formal testing; but is it all bad? According to a survey cited in the Guardian, eight out of 10 primary school…
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April 24, 2018 Tags:, , , , , , , , ,

Are competitive sports doing more harm than good to children’s mental health?

Has your school started hosting non-competitive sports days?   If so, they’re not the only ones. In a recent survey, 57 percent of parents with children at primary school say their sports day is non-competitive – yet 86 percent do not agree with this approach. Some parents and teachers think competition can be potentially harmful…
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April 9, 2018 Tags:, , , , , ,

Five Autism-Friendly Days Out to Enjoy

Statistics from the National Autistic Society indicate that around 700,000 people in the UK are on the autistic spectrum. Together with their families, this means autism is a part of daily life for 2.8 million people.  Everyday life can become a real challenge and family activities that many of us take for granted become stressful. But with…
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April 1, 2018 Tags:, , , , ,

Inviting your child’s friend with ASD round to play

There have been some heartbreaking stories in the news and on social media about children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) being excluded from parties and play dates, leading to children feeling isolated, and parents becoming upset and frustrated. Social situations can be challenging for children with ASD; different noises and smells, and unpredictability, can be overwhelming for them. But this doesn’t…
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April 1, 2018 Tags:, , ,