Understanding Your Child

Parenthood can be extremely rewarding and enjoyable. It can also be demanding, frustrating and exhausting. Parents have the important role of raising the next generation, yet most people begin their careers as parents with little preparation, and learn through trial and error. The challenge for all parents is to raise healthy, well-adjusted children in a … Continue reading

Moving More Challenge Continued

Moving More Challenge Continued

With the cold and wet weather, it’s easy to find excuses not to get out and about more. A walk or a run is often the last thing on our mind. Our colleagues have taken up the challenge to be Move More Advocates and have been blogging about their attempts to be more physically active. … Continue reading

Moving More Challenge

Moving More Challenge

We can often feel a little sluggish at this time of year, but evidence shows that being physically active can reduce the risk of major illnesses and can improve our mental health. It’s time to get up off the sofa and move more. In response to Shropshire Health and Well-being Board’s year of Everybody Active … Continue reading

Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day

As it’s Safer Internet Day, we have wrote up a blog post which contains useful information for parents on conversation ideas, risks to children online and how to protect children online. Conversation starters with your child Ask your child to tell you what they like most about the internet and why. What does a better … Continue reading

Choosing Childcare

Choosing Childcare

Choosing childcare can be a daunting experience for some parents. They may be anxious for the experience to be as good as possible and for their children to be safe and happy. There might be confusion about the types of childcare available, and which would best suit the needs of their child and family. We … Continue reading

What to do if your child is being bullied

What to do if your child is being bullied

What to do if your child is being bullied. This week (16th-20th) it’s Anti-Bullying Week. The theme this year is ‘Make a noise about bullying’. A third of children have reported being bullied in the last 12 months, and it’s important that bullying is stopped altogether. Some parents might not know what to do or … Continue reading

A guide to Young People travelling on their own.

A guide to Young People travelling on their own.

As part of the NHS Young Health Champions Project, young people worked towards their independence travelling on public transport. Independent travel is essential for reducing isolation and promoting health and happiness. The Young Health Champions went through 4 stages to become independent travellers. The Young Health Champions are now looking to devise an accredited on … Continue reading

Keeping Children Safe

Keeping Children Safe

Most accidents happen in the home, where we might think children are safest. Child Safety Week aims to help families understand the risks and offer simple ways that accidents can be prevented. Help us to spread the word about child safety! Safety in the Home Burns and scalds – Common causes of burns and scalds … Continue reading

Starting Secondary School

Starting Secondary School

If your child has just settled back in school at the start of Year 6, the next few weeks will be a busy time for you! By 31st October 2015 you need to have made your application for whichever secondary school you would like your child to attend. All schools in Shropshire will be holding … Continue reading