Most reports about food in connection with children recently have been about overeating, the obesity epidemic in the UK, and how this is affecting health. But there is also a problem with the opposite, with children not eating enough of the right foods, going hungry or nutritionally deficient, and the impact that food can have... Read more »
Full name: Ross Mountney
Ex-teacher and home educator, writer and author of books on home education and parenting.
You will have no doubt noticed the massive craze for colouring books. Maybe even bought some for yourself or your children as a creative and therapeutic activity to help with mindfulness and switching off from the stressful world – as many a sales pitch tells us. I suspect many practising artists would question how truly... Read more »
There are many issues about schooling and the education system which parents are concerned about. The intense focus on statistics and results, consequently the narrowing of curriculum and squeezing out of arts and sports, unhealthy relationships and bullying, and stressed out kids along with the rise in mental health issues, to name a few. Not... Read more »
It is easy to dismiss the effects of bullying if you or your children haven’t directly experienced it. But the fact remains that it is likely to be present wherever there are groups of people and schools are no exception. Some children end up leaving school because of it. According to the Bullying UK website,... Read more »
It’s a distracting world – more than ever before. It’s almost impossible not to lose focus and flitter round these digital distractions like butterflies. This creates the danger of de-skilling us from the ability to concentrate for longer periods. No wonder kids can’t focus on their learning; the distractions are very seductive. Therefore it’s necessary... Read more »