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PARENTING ADVICE

"Don't sit with your back to the fire, you'll get nauseaus." "Take your coat off inside or else you won't feel the benefit outside." "Eating cheese before bed will give you nightmares." There may be some truth to the wives tales we’re told growing up, but a lot of these funny old sayings don’t have any more truth to them than the bedtime stories we read to our kids. There seems to be a lot of myths floating around when it comes to sleep as well, so we asked our specialists what’s t...

As exams are looming for many of our pupils, becoming stressed is a real and worrying outcome which needs to be acknowledged and prevented as much as possible. ...

You've dreaded this day for a while – the day when your teen asks if they can go out on the town for the first time with friends. Okay, let’s be honest, they didn’t so much ask you as you stumbled upon multiple texts revealing what a great time they’re going to have when going out. But either way, it’s time to deal with the situation and to see if all the years of nagging have paid ...

/*by Ryan Edward Kalb*/ Schools and tests are ess...

Reading to your little one before bed is a great way to send them off to the land of nod. It’s also a lovely part of the bedtime routine that you can continue for many years. We all remember having bedtime stories read to us, and your children will too. We asked around the office and here are s...

/*by Siobhan Brown*/ Are your children struggling to focus? The old sayings "you are what you eat" and "an apple a day" that parents and practitioners have been preaching for decades are solidly r...

Twenty to thirty percent of children in cross-sectional studies have significant bedtime problems or night waking, and in most cases, these have behavioral causes and solutions. The estimated prevalence of behavioral sleep disturbances in children is remarkably similar across studies, despite some variation in the definitions used. Behavioral sleep problems are found in all age groups: • *Infants and toddlers* — Night wakings are one of the most common sleep problems in infants and t...

/*by Siobhan Brown*/ More people are suffering from food allergies than ever before. There is a large volume of credible evidence that suggests this could be due, in part, to an increase in additiv...

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