Obesity reaching ‘plague’ levels according to experts

To call it the ‘spectre of obesity’ sounds like a contradiction in terms, but in the context of a fearful plague or other disaster, obesity certainly looms as a serious threat to the health and welfare of Britain’s children and adults. Unfortunately, overweight or obese children have a much greater chance of growing into obese adults, with all the problems related to that condition.

This

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New campaign aids to get kids to put down the gadgets and play properly

A brand new campaign calledPledge 2 Play has been launched by the directors of two leading creative brands for kids. The two are Jennifer Duthie, who was recently a nominated finalist in the Shell Livewire awards in the Entrepreneur of the Year category and Aly Cranston.

Jennifer from Skribbies and Aly fro the Rainy Day Box Co have come together through their mutual

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Experience Days – A Parent’s Guide

When your child turns 16, 18 or even 21, they tend to want to do something a bit whacky to celebrate their ‘coming of age’.

And usually this takes for the form of skydiving, supercar driving, paintballing or similar type of experience day.

So having booked and been on a number of experience days, I felt it best to share my experience of actually purchasing

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Getting through the summer holidays

It is a time period that many parents dread rolling around. The 6 week summer break is a nightmare for many as they try to keep energetic kids occupied in what are often inclement weather conditions. This problem is exacerbated further if you don’t have the money to spend on constant trips out, and free days out to the beach or the park are also

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Dads reluctant to sing to their children according to new survey

It has been revealed that many dads don’t feel confident about singing to their kids owing to the fact that singing isn’t considered to be a manly activity and that when they do, they felt like they were doing it out of tune.

Having your parent sing you a lullaby in one of a child’s most cherished childhood memories; however, it’s becoming more apparent that

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Keeping children safe on social network sites

Social media can be very tricky for a parent to navigate, but parents need to be careful in more ways than you would imagine. In most cases parents only worry about the privacy and safety of their children online, but it turns out they should worry about their own social networks as well.

As part of a BBC investigation of parents and teenagers with online

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How parents can save money on half term activities

How parents can save money on half term activities

Half term is creeping closer and even though this is a much shorter school holiday, many parents are finding the week to be an expensive time. If parents have no chance of taking time off from work, they may need to look into childcare, out of school activities, or activity clubs for their children to

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Justin Bieber and Usain Bolt among favourite celeb avatars

Justin Bieber and Usain Bolt among favourite celeb avatars

After the unveiling of a virtual behaviour management service by www.ClassroomCarrots.com in October 2012, many teachers have joined the site. The site has introduced celebrity inspired avatars, which will help the teachers in engaging with older pupils.

Among the avatars, Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga are the most favourite musicians. While the favourite Olympians are

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Follow the tea trend and save lives with the Eve Appeal

Follow the tea trend and save lives with the Eve Appeal

Following the current trend for holding tea parties in a retro style, the Eve Appeal is asking women to Make Time for Tea next March during Ovarian Awareness month. With tea parties being the latest in thing for fun filled and stylish entertaining, there has never been a better time to hold a

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Teenagers can protect themselves from bone disease by exercising

Running or playing football for at least 3 hours a week could potentially help teenagers to ward off the potential damage caused to the bones by prolonged sessions of sitting still. The research has been published by BMC Public Health, and the team behind it found that girls were more at risk from studying and boys from their prolonged use of the Internet and gaming.

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