Tag Archives: children
Posted on 11. Mar, 2013 by Julia Barnard.
If you want a happier and more meaningful life than it makes sense to cut down on the amount of TV you watch. On a practical level it means you get more time to spend on activities that will have a positive impact on your life. And if we look at research that showed children [...]
Posted on 15. Oct, 2012 by Julia Barnard.
Spending time playing with their children can help reduced stress levels for single mums. A Kansas State University study found that when single mums spent time playing or reading with their children, the time spent not only benefited their child, it benefited them also. Engaging with their children in this way helped increase their belief [...]
Posted on 23. Jul, 2012 by Julia Barnard.
Here’s another research study supporting the benefits of pet ownership. Researchers at Kuopio University Hospital in Finland found having a dog in the family bought health benefits to babies. The parents of 397 babies kept diaries of their baby’s health for the first year of their life. It seemed that those babies who had been [...]
Posted on 22. Sep, 2010 by Julia Barnard.
Each Happy Mail has accompanying notes for your reference. These will give you some thoughts on the content of that Happy Mail. It will also let you know where supervision of certain activities may be needed. It is up to you and your child to decide how you want to complete the Happy Mails. The [...]
Posted on 07. Sep, 2010 by Julia Barnard.
A recent review of the latest research that has investigated video games and their impact on children has concluded they are mostly harmless and can even be beneficial. The consensus appears to be that playing violent games only has a negative impact when the child has certain personality traits. Villanova University research in the US [...]
Posted on 11. May, 2010 by Julia Barnard.
Children who experience low are more likely to be faced with obesity as adults. This is particularly so for girls, according to the King’s College London study. 6,500 10 year olds had their weight and height measured, as well as their self-esteem levels. 20 years later, participants reported their weight and height. Those children who [...]
Posted on 07. Apr, 2010 by Julia Barnard.
Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms. George Eliot If you have a pet, I am pretty sure they are a great source of pleasure to you. Hopefully they are an important part of your family, with their own unique and behaviour patterns. It may interest you to [...]
Posted on 06. Apr, 2010 by Julia Barnard.
An association has been found between the time a child goes to bed and feelings of and suicide. 15,000 young people were surveyed by researchers at Columbia University to discover when parents sent their children to bed. They also completed depression questionnaires and were asked about thoughts of suicide. Children sent to bed before 10 [...]
Posted on 23. Mar, 2010 by Julia Barnard.
Parents who endorse vigorous physical are likely to have children who are themselves physically active. Such children also watched less television and spent fewer hours at a computer. However, gender differences were found in the study by Anderson which was published in the American Psychological Association journal Health Psychology. Boys received more encouragement from their [...]
Posted on 24. Sep, 2009 by Julia Barnard.
How resilient do you think you are? How easily do you bounce back when bad things happen? Do you think you would manage if disability or serious illness were to come your way, or do you think you would buckle under the misery and give up on life? People sometimes say ‘I don’t know what [...]