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Healthy Kids are Happy Kids

As the kids go back to school after the holidays are you making sure they start the term fit and healthy?  It’s that time of year again.  The nights are coming in earlier and there is less time to run around outside, but more than ever children’s...

Posted on 19 October 2012

The secret of high energy parents

Lack of sleep, no time to eat a healthy dinner, no time to grab a glass of water, no ‘me’ time – just no time whatsoever! These are comments I often hear from parents who want to give their health and energy a boost. Whilst being a parent can be...

Posted on 20 September 2017

Eat your way to a healthy and productive 2013

Food and nutrition is one of the top three issues you say you would like more support with, according to a recent study from Edenred. So here is Oliver Gray, one of the UK’s leading health and energy experts and author of ENERGISE YOU, with some...

Posted on 29 January 2013

Make the most of harvest food

Make the most of your fruit and veg with these 5 tasty havest treats: 1. Tasty vegetable lasagne , stew and chilli can be cooked now and any leftovers frozen in airtight containers. Defrost food in the fridge, use within 24 hours and cook...

Posted on 14 November 2013

Active children become healthier teens

A new study in Australia shows the need to get children active at an early age to ensure better health through their teens. More evidence of the importance of getting children active at an early age has been released following a study in Australia...

Posted on 23 July 2015

Why sedentary lifestyles are making children less fit

Sedentary lifestyles are detrimental to children’s fitness levels, despite their level of obesity. Recent research from a leading children's fitness expert at Essex University encouraged over 300 10-year-olds, in an area with low levels of obesity...

Posted on 11 August 2015

Girls and periods: How to support your daughter through a difficult time

Girls usually start puberty between 8 and 13 years old and they go through a lot of hormonal changes in this time. Speaking to your daughter about these changes can be difficult and embarrassing for both of you, especially for dads! But it’s...

Posted on 14 October 2015

Top tips for cooking with the kids

Parent Hub have teamed up with the Children’s Food Trust , who are on a mission to get every child eating well at home, in childcare, at school and beyond. Get ready for great recipes, resources and ideas to get your children eating healthy.   Now...

Posted on 01 August 2016

Packing lunches without the pester power – how can you resist?

Standing in the supermarket facing a wall of special offers for packed lunch snacks is stressful enough, throw in a couple of kids begging you to buy their favourite cereal bars, sweet drinks and crisps and before you know it all of your hopes and...

Posted on 15 August 2016

Are your kids eating healthy without you?

Getting children enjoying healthy food from an early age is the way to help them eat well for the rest of their lives. But how can you tell if your child is getting a healthy meal when you’re not there?  Well the good news is that school meals hav...

Posted on 28 September 2016

Hassle free children’s birthday parties

When it comes to a big celebration, some parents thrive on planning, decorating and hosting. Others - myself included - want to make birthdays as fuss-free as possible. Whatever your preference, it's clear from talking with other parents that many...

Posted on 25 April 2018

Goodbye junk food, hello home cooking

Maggie Sims MBE runs The Children’s Food Trust’s national Let’s Get Cooking programme. In her latest blog she asks why, given all of the evidence, there’s no mention of cooking skills in the government’s childhood obesity plan?  Cooking as a famil...

Posted on 19 October 2016

First steps towards adult independence

First steps towards adult independence Adolescence can be a fraught time for many families as their child, now young person, learns to become independent. This is normal but the struggle to redefine the parent/child relationship can feel painful f...

Posted on 18 December 2017

Peace in our Christmastime

Ah! The mixology of Christmas or should that read aaaaaargh?  Blend together in-laws, elders, teenagers and toddlers, who may not be used to spending extended periods of time in each other’s company.  Mix with a steady stream of alcohol et voilà!...

Posted on 07 December 2017

Ideas for low cost, high impact summer holiday childcare

With the school holidays in full swing the search is on for low cost, high impact childcare. We’ve done the legwork to provide you with a comprehensive guide to summer holiday childcare options to accommodate all budgets and age ranges from four t...

Posted on 15 August 2017

Top tips to a happy summer holiday

Pleasant, carefree family-time to recuperate from a busy academic year. Or a grouchy trip complete with niggles, grumbles and the odd full-blown row? Family summer holidays have their highs and lows, but here are 5 steps to help avoid the pitfalls...

Posted on 04 July 2018

Back to school

Long, lazy days, filled with day trips, late nights, and an ever-sliding routine are what make the school summer holidays. But as the days draw in and the autumn term looms, here’s how to tackle that tricky transition back to structured days and...

Posted on 24 August 2017

Friendships

Friendship is one of life’s greatest gifts. For toddlers, early socialising establishes healthy patterns for solid friendships later in life and lays foundations for a strong ‘sense of self’. For older children, a personal support network creates ...

Posted on 12 September 2017

‘Staving off the Winter Blues’ / Keeping the family healthy and happy throughout the winter months

As the clocks go back and the autumn draws in, here’s the latest thinking on how to stay energised as the colder months take hold. Launch a three-pronged attack on your family’s exercise, diet and sleep routines to keep everyone bright-eyed and...

Posted on 03 November 2017

Save more money in 2018

Did you know 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by February? But how about a resolution you can easily keep? Save more money in 2018. There are plenty of really simple ways you can save money on everything from your supermarket shopping to your...

Posted on 05 January 2018

Fortnite: Battle Royale – Harmless gaming craze or something to worry about?

Say “Fortnite” to any child over the age of eight, and the chances are that the reaction will be much more than a flicker of recognition. If that child isn’t already playing the game, then a friend probably is. Since its launch in September 2017,...

Posted on 24 April 2018

Support from day one – can continuity of care in pregnancy make a difference?

“Continuity of care could potentially save 700 babies’ lives a year,” said Jeremy Hunt MP as he announced plans in March to provide mothers in England with the reassurance of seeing the same NHS midwife through pregnancy and labour. The new plans...

Posted on 24 April 2018

The real cost of a bag of sugar – will the sugar tax make a difference?

The long debated sugar tax (or the Soft Drinks Industry Levy, to be precise) has arrived, launching earlier this month on 6 th April. But what does it actually mean? And will it really make a difference to the obesity crisis? So what does the suga...

Posted on 24 April 2018

The Benefits and Dangers of Co-Sleeping

Co-sleeping with your child; is it a vital bonding experience for parents and their children? Or is it dangerous and to be avoided at all costs? What is co-sleeping? Co-sleeping can refer to a number of set-ups including placing a cot alongside yo...

Posted on 08 May 2018

Are Smartphones Damaging our Children?

Smartphone use – what are the dangers? Many parents ask this and other related questions, like How many hours is safe ? Is Social Media the main issue ? Where do I look for guidance ? Just by typing “ are smartphones safe for children ” into Googl...

Posted on 08 May 2018

Plan the Perfect Family Picnic

We all know the drill when it comes to British summer time – the second the sun shows its face you cannot hesitate for a moment; get out and absorb that vitamin D! There’s no better way to bask in the summer sun than with a family picnic. Here are...

Posted on 18 May 2018

Prioritising you: A guide to healthy, stress-less parenting

“I simply don’t have any time to myself”, comments a busy mum, rushing her child to the park with a buggy full of shopping. We’ve all been there. The kids are busy and they are getting busier. The food lists are growing and so is the washing pile....

Posted on 25 July 2018

10 New Year’s Resolutions for Parents

It’s the start of a new year, so why not add a few parenting resolutions to your life that might actually stick? Like most resolutions, which are easy to start, our top ten parenting resolutions will help make your life more enjoyable in 2019....

Posted on 17 December 2018