October 18, 2018New European research presented this week at the 57th Annual European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology Meeting suggests that vitamin D supplements may help overweight and obese children lose weight.
October 14, 2018Simply telling children to stay away from water is not a strategy – since when do children listen to adults? Drownings are not ‘just accidents’, and more needs to be done to prevent such deaths.
October 1, 2018New research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress 2018 has found that growing up near green spaces may be connected to a reduced number of respiratory problems as an adult.
September 23, 2018Test anxiety can affect anyone from primary and secondary school students to college students. While symptoms are varied, and can include trouble concentrating and sleeping the night before a test, some individuals struggle significantly.
September 18, 2018The Make A Splash programme has made swimming lessons accessible to more children to prevent drowning deaths. The programme has been credited with the increased number of kids – about 5-10% – who have learned to swim since its inception.
September 17, 2018Guilt and shame are a natural part of life because society expects us to take responsibility for our actions. Parents and teachers need to guide children on how to let go of their wrongdoings by acknowledging them and aspiring to improve.
August 23, 2018THE old adage that “practice makes perfect” never seems more true than when it is applied to parenting. A commonly shared keen observation – or even a funny “urban legend” of sorts – is how a first child in a family is cared for differently from how the following children are raised.