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Children’s Corner

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A Healthy Children’s Party

By |February 22nd, 2023|Categories: Children's Corner|Tags: |

Happily, more and more parents are trying to cultivate good eating habits in their children at home and at school, and are educating themselves on nutrition. This is good news because the shift towards healthier food is becoming irreversible. But what about the annual birthday party, with its tradition of high-sugar foods and loaded goodie bags – how do we cope here?

Children and their Habits

By |July 9th, 2022|Categories: Children's Corner|Tags: , |

How often do you find yourself the centre of unwanted attention in the supermarket, as your three-year-old screams louder than ten vuvuzelas? Ann Gadd takes a look at children’s more unattractive habits, starting with tots who have tantrums.

Computer & Cellphone Enslaved Children

By |February 8th, 2022|Categories: Children's Corner|Tags: , |

There can be little doubt that electronic technology has opened the way to another form of soul addiction, promising to offer ever-more powerful and interesting gratification to the hungry unsatisfied soul of the child. Computer game, Internet and cellphone addiction disorders are not yet formally recognised as clinical psychological conditions, yet many clinics and rehab centres worldwide are treating them as full-on addictive disorders, recognising that the salient features fulfil all the criteria used to define an addictive behaviour disorder.

Feed Your Child’s Brain

By |November 21st, 2021|Categories: Children's Corner|Tags: |

You can increase your child’s intelligence, attention span, concentration, problem-solving ability, emotional response, mood and physical coordination – all the facets of intelligence – simply by changing what goes into and onto their bowls, plates and lunch boxes.

Nature – a Solution to ADHD?

By |August 21st, 2021|Categories: Children's Corner|Tags: , |

We have forgotten our interdependence within our own species as well as with other species with which we share this planet. Getting back into nature with wild animals and tribal people, who have not forgotten, can help us reconnect and remember our roots with benefits for our children.

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Lunch box Staples Unpacked

By |August 16th, 2021|Categories: Children's Corner|Tags: |

Add these to any lunch box and your child will be good to go: cheese, protein, nuts, fats and oils, vegetables, protein and nothing in crinkly paper! Say no to sweets and chocolates.

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The 5 Most Effective Ways to Calm a Screaming Child

By |August 4th, 2021|Categories: Children's Corner|Tags: , |

Perhaps we have forgotten what it is like to be a child and see the world as exciting. Children shriek when they are happy, they laugh loudly, they shout when annoyed, and they want to explore and discover everything around them with eager enthusiasm. Children are not mini-adults. They have big emotions and do not always know how to control them.

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Ayres Sensory Integration Therapy – for your child

By |July 25th, 2021|Categories: Children's Corner|Tags: |

The brain processes sensory information so that it can be used for learning, emotions and behaviour. Currently used in occupational therapy practice and applied in paediatrics and childhood education, this approach is known as Ayres Sensory Integration® (ASI®).

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Understanding Addiction in Children and Adolescents

By |July 7th, 2021|Categories: Children's Corner|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Addictive behaviour has become one of the most critical socio-cultural problems of our time affecting children as much as adults. Never before has a civilisation been affected by addictive tendencies as is happening today, and never has addiction affected children as much as it is doing so today.

The Business of Play

By |June 23rd, 2021|Categories: Children's Corner|Tags: |

What is play? Play allows opportunities for physical, emotional, cognitive and social growth and is often pleasurable, spontaneous and creative. Play can reduce frightening and traumatic events; it may relieve anxiety and tension and can aid in relaxation, amusement and enjoyment.

Solutions for Baby with Colic – an osteopath’s view

By |November 9th, 2019|Categories: Children's Corner|Tags: , , , , , |

The term colic is derived from the Greek kblikos, meaning ‘in relation to the colon’. Infantile colic is a very common disorder, defined as distress or crying in an otherwise healthy infant that lasts for more than 3 hours a day, for more than 3 days a week, for at least 3 weeks. The cause is unknown.

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