child development

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How Does Screen Time Really Affect Our Children?

If there’s one thing many of our little ones’ childhoods are defined by, it’s screen time. Even as recently as our own childhoods, we never had access to smartphones and tablets like our kids do.

We know that screen time comes with some disadvantages, but how is it really affecting our children?

This article will explore the true impact of too much screen time on young minds...

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How Does Screen Time Really Affect Our Children?

How Does Screen Time Really Affect Our Children?

If there’s one thing many of our little ones’ childhoods are defined by, it’s screen time. Even as recently as our own childhoods, we never had access to smartphones and tablets like our kids do.

We know that screen time comes with some disadvantages, but how is it really affecting our children?

This article will explore the...

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A THIRD OF CHILDREN NOW LIVING IN POVERTY IN SOME PARTS OF THE SOUTH WEST

The End Child Poverty coalition has today published figures providing a new Child Poverty map of the UK. The new figures estimate that there are now parts of the South West where a third of children are growing up in poverty - compared to one in seven, in areas in the country with the lowest child poverty rates.

Although child poverty in the South West is not as high as other areas...

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland has been re-released with entirely BLURRED text to highlight the importance of children’s eyesight

CAN’T SEE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

Beloved British children’s book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland has been re-released with entirely BLURRED text and illustrations to highlight the importance of children’s eyesight

The College of Optometrists has re-released one of the best known and most popular works of English literature fiction - Alice’s Adventures...

The use of Astrology to a Parent

I’m just reading a book called ‘Troubled Blood’ by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling). This is one of her Cormoran Strike novels, and she uses Astrology a great deal in this novel. Coincidentally, you may have seen that there has been some newspaper coverage around ‘new mothers thinking parenting is written in the stars’. I found this fascinating, as an Astrologer myself. So what’s going on...