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Is Your Child a Bullying Victim? Read this Mother’s Story

Is Your Child a Bullying Victim? Read this Mother’s Story

When Maria’s daughter moved to secondary school (*middle school), she was bullied by a group of girls who had been her best friends at primary school (*elementary school). Halfway through the school year, Maria** became aware that her daughter Sam** wasn’t being invited to her friends’ houses anymore. “She doesn’t always tell me what’s going on at school, but I... 

Video: Kids and Cancer – What You Need to Know About ALL

Video: Kids and Cancer – What You Need to Know About ALL

Dr Victoria Grandage, Consultant Hematologist at the Children and Young People’s Cancer Service at University College London, describes the signs and symptoms of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, also known as A.L.L. She and the mother of a young former patient, Josh, talk about the treatment and experience of ALL; a cancer that, thankfully, has a high cure rate in children. Click on the picture... 

How to Help Your Underweight Teen Boy Get Healthy

How to Help Your Underweight Teen Boy Get Healthy

Are you worried about being underweight? Or perhaps your friends or parents have mentioned it. You may have friends who are taller, heavier and more muscular than you. We all grow and develop at different rates. Lots of boys don’t reach their adult weight until they are over 18. You can check whether you’re a healthy weight by using our healthy weight calculator. If you are underweight,... 

Getting Questions About Sex? How to Talk to Your Child

Getting Questions About Sex? How to Talk to Your Child

If your child is asking questions about sex, they’re ready for truthful answers. It’s never too early to start talking about it – find out how to go about it. Young children are naturally curious about their bodies and other people. By answering any questions they ask, you can help them understand their bodies, their feelings and other people’s feelings. This is a good basis... 

Study: Does Screen Time Really Make Kids Naughty?

Study: Does Screen Time Really Make Kids Naughty?

“Watching TV for three hours a day will not harm your children”, The Independent reports. However, The Daily Express contradicts this, saying “Too much television turns children into monsters”. In this case, The Independent is closer to the truth. It has long been said that too much TV or video games could be bad for children. The study reported in the news set out to discover... 

Learning Disability: More than Just School Troubles

Learning Disability: More than Just School Troubles

A learning disability affects the way a person learns new things in any area of life, not just at school. Find out how a learning disability can affect someone, and where you can find support. A learning disability affects the way a person understands information and how they communicate. Around 1.5m people in the UK have one. This means they can have difficulty: Understanding new or complex...