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Looking after your child’s mind – top tips for parents

Alot of people have heard of the word mindfulness but don’t really understand what it means, it often gets a bad rep and is labelled a ‘trend’, ‘fad’ or ‘fluffy’. The main comments I hear are ‘how can it help’ and ‘doesn’t it just mean meditating’ Jon Kabat-Zinn the creator of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction programs describes mindfulness as ‘paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally’  So paying attention, right now and not judging what we see or hear either in ourselves or  others. Simple right? Although it doesn’t sound to complicated the reality is our lives are busy, we are constantly being fed information which is making our internal systems go at full speed. We generally eat, cook, drive,...

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Building resilient children despite Covid-19

With children going through two lengthy periods of home schooling, prolonged isolation, separation from friends and family and reduced physical activity all in the space of just one year, many believe that they are some of the hardest hit victims of COVID. What is absolutely certain is that the pandemic’s long-term repercussions will have a real impact on the nations young. 1 in 4 children suffered from mental health problems pre-COVID and those figures are only set to increase as a consequence of the pandemic, particularly with the rising concerns around the level of abuse and neglect many children may have suffered at home during this period. Sunil Bhopal (an expert in child-health at Newcastle University) said too many people are dismissing the impact the pandemic restrictions...

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