Although it is not what most of us would choose to do, looking at and smelling poo is one of the best ways to assess the health of the digestive system. Poo comes in all shapes, sizes and smells and it says a lot about health so keep an eye on it! Small, hard and difficult to push out - sounds like your constipated. A floater - often difficult to flush away. Drink more. If this continues tell your GP - it's a common problem buty check it out. Stinky Poo - this can be a sign o
Are you worried about your child's behaviour? Are they pushing all your buttons?
If their behaviour is challenging, it’s not necessarily their fault - and it’s not necessarily the fault of your parenting skills. In fact, ‘Fault’ is not a very helpful description of the causes, which may be several. It may be simply their age, It may be diet or sleep related. It may be to do with what is going in their life - or the world at large.
As I write and the Corona virus pandemic is
Going without or ‘not needing’ the recommended 7 - 8 hours sleep a night used to be a badge of honour, a sign of being more committed, more ambitious - or just plain cooler than the average sleepy head. We have all probably read about Elon Musk, Margaret Thatcher and other power-ahead types who can get by on 4 hours a night. But science has established beyond any doubt what most of have always suspected. Getting enough sleep is absolutely essential to our physical and mental
For most of us the thought of home schooling provokes a lot questions, and perhaps does not even seem an option yet I write this at the time of the outbreak of Covid 19 when it has become a necessity for many parents and children. I’ve been homeschooling my 10 year old for a year. That was choice we took reluctantly - his particular disability and medical conditions meant that he was not making much progress at his primary school despite their best intentions and support. But