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Car Seat Calamity

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Since I became a parent four years ago I’ve become more aware of how dangerous a car can be to a child, so I was very happy when it finally became law that children between one and seven must sit in an approved car seat. Even though my eldest son is about to turn four I always insisted he travel i

“As the twig is bent so the tree grows” – Cranial Osteopathy

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  The baby and infant is particularly vulnerable to a strain of the cranium.  A persistent strain has the potential to cause nervous system interference and development problems.  Cranial Osteopathic treatment can remove strains in these babies and children (i.e. “bent twigs”) The cranium is

Beating ADHD Behaviour

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I have seen parents at their wit’s end trying to deal with energetic children and their behaviour. I know exactly how they feel, because I have been one of those parents myself. One example, Tina, came to see me looking exhausted and trailing her three boys behind her. She said all the boys were

Top 10 Tips for Photographing Children

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The saying, “Don’t work with children and animals” could easily apply to photography. Children are notorious for not smiling on cue, running out of the shot, or even pulling horrible faces. There are a few tricks of the trade I will share that will have you capturing fantastic shots worth blo

The New Childhood Epidemics

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In today’s developed, and industrialized cultures epidemics such malnutrition and common childhood infectious illnesses are almost a thing of the past, thanks to technology, hygiene and improved nutrition. Unfortunately this same technology and industrialization is also contributing to a new rang

The Gut-Brain Connection

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Hippocrates who is known as the father of medicine is often quoted as saying that “all disease begins in the gut”. Unfortunately what he knew back then has largely been forgotten in today’s medicine. Human beings have been divided into different systems and areas; such as the cardiovascular s

Fever Management – A Dying Art

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Unfortunately when the subject of fevers comes up for parents a great deal of fear is also aroused unnecessarily. This fear is based upon a lack of understanding of what a fever is for and how it works. Whenever I explain to someone what a fever is and why it does what it does their fear of it disa