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School Nursing in Shropshire

School Nursing in Shropshire

As it’s International Nurses Day and we wanted to celebrate by sharing with you information about the role and work of School Nurses in Shropshire. Every school has a school nurse and they work with children and young people to help keep them healthy, so they can reach their full potential and make informed healthy … Continue reading

Autism Awareness

Autism Awareness

The 2nd April each year is World Autism Awareness Day (designated by the United Nations) and throughout the whole of April people around the world are holding events to raise awareness of Autism Spectrum Condition which affects around 1 in 100 children. So what do we mean when we talk about the autism spectrum? All … Continue reading

Our Little Rocket

Our Little Rocket

To celebrate World Autism Awareness Month (April) we wanted to share with you a very special poem which has been written by a Shropshire mum, whose daughter Hollie was diagnosed as having Autism. We hope by sharing this poem it gives others an understanding of what is it like to be a parent of a … Continue reading

Understanding Your Child

Understanding Your Child

Most of the time parenting can be great fun. You know you are doing a good job. But there are times when things can get a bit tricky; your toddler won’t eat their dinner, your six year old won’t pick up their toys or your teenager is being disrespectful.  If only someone could give you … Continue reading

And then there were four. Again.

And then there were four. Again.

A lovely guest blog this week from a Shropshire mum on children who fly the nest….then fly back for a while! Ow. I was carrying a pile of laundry downstairs just now (a high pile as ever, with the top layer blindfolding me) and thought I’d reached the bottom step. It was a welly, not … Continue reading

Time for bed, sleepy head

Time for bed, sleepy head

As a parent of a new baby one of the biggest challenges is establishing a good sleep pattern, and whilst it’s not possible to make a baby sleep there are certain things parents can do to help and encourage their baby to develop a sound sleep routine. Of course, it’s also important to look after … Continue reading

When you thought I wasn’t looking

When you thought I wasn’t looking

As parents you are the most influential person in your child’s life. Being a good role model to our children helps  them to learn how to behave and how to make a positive contribution to the world in which they live. Children are watching all of the time for examples of behaviour, even when we … Continue reading

Being a Young Mum

Being a Young Mum

Being a parent can be tricky at the best of times, but being a young parent can present additional difficulties. We spoke to one young parent called Claire who told us what it what like to find out she was pregnant at 16, how she overcame the stigma attached to being a young parent and … Continue reading

Parents and Wills

Parents and Wills

Having children usually changes our outlook on life and make us reorganise our priorities. We suddenly have another life to care for and their needs and wants are usually placed above our own. It’s very easy for us to get caught up in the here and now, worrying over health concerns, education and the like … Continue reading