10 years of the iPhone that changed the world!

** Guest Blog courtesy of Joanne Dowds MISCP** This week marks the 10th anniversary of the iPhone. I am not an Apple fanatic but I do love my smartphone, it is rarely far from my hand. However I am trying to distance its influence, I have phone free time, social media holidays, I never keep […]

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“Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.”

But how? But where? But really? Children have questioned the existence of Santa Claus for centuries. In 1897, Virginia O’Hanlon (8 years old) wrote a letter to The (New York) Sun as her ”little friends” had told her the unimaginable – Santa clause was not real. ”Please tell me the truth,” Virginia wrote ”Is there […]

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Running with the kids.

Children are hardwired to learn by imitation (Jones, 2009) People may assume that children are naturally energetic and require little encouragement. But in fact British research suggests that parent’s activity levels may have a direct influence on how active ,or not , their children are (Hesketh et al., 2014). So rather than criticise, or even take joy in your Childs ability to sit in front of a screen maybe reflect on where this behaviour is learnt and take responsibility for changing it by setting example. Run to earn your coffee and newspaper!

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