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Tearful Mum Defends Son With ADHD Who Is Often Called A ‘Bully’ And Asks People To ‘Give Him A Chance’

A mum has spoken out in defence of her son who is often called a “bully” at school. Sonia Buckley, from Victoria, Australia, explained her son Billy has ADHD, ODD (oppositional defiant disorder), intellectual learning disabilities and a severe behaviour disorder.  In a six minute video shared on Facebook, the mum said she needs people’s help…

The Kenny Approach: How A Girl Raised The Emotional Wellbeing Of Pupils At School With A Booklet

A 12-year-old girl developed a workbook for children at her school to help pupils explore their feelings and be confident talking about their mental health. Cerys Kenny, who was 10 at the time, wanted to help children at Longwood Primary Academy in Essex overcome anger and cope a little better when they were having a hard time.  The workbook was…

Parents Admit Sleep Deprivation Affects Mental Health And Their Relationships

Nearly a quarter of parents admit a lack of sleep impacts their wellbeing and mental health. What’s more, 22% of 7,535 parents surveyed by Netmums, in conjunction with The Children’s Sleep Charity, also said their relationship with their partner is negatively affected by their tiredness.  “Our research clearly shows that sleep deprivation impacts on the physical, emotional and mental…

The Secret Life Of 5-Year-Olds: Eva Has Become The Internet’s Favourite Feminist

A girl on ‘The Secret Life Of 5-Year-Olds’ has impressed the internet with her empowering comments about feminism and women’s rights. Eva, who appears in the Channel 4 fly-on-the-wall documentary, schooled others on women’s right to vote and gender equality.  A montage of her best feminist clips were put together on Twitter, and people can’t get…

Childhood Obesity Is Becoming Increasingly Common, Latest NHS Stats Show

Childhood obesity is becoming increasingly common, according to the latest NHS data. Among four- and five-year-olds in state reception classes in England in 2015-16, 9.3% were obese – an increase from 9.1% the previous year, according to the national child measurement programme (NCMP). The number of obese 10- and 11-year-olds in Year Six also rose…

Save Money At Christmas: How To Handle Christmas With Kids If You’re Financially Strapped

The cost of Christmas can add up quickly what with food, presents, Christmas decorations and trips to Santa being holiday essentials. It’s easy to get carried away with your shopping, especially when you’re excited to see the look on your children’s faces come Christmas day. “Lots of families can really feel the financial pinch at…

Junk Food Advertising Targeting Children Should Be Banned On Apps And At Cinemas, Urges Charity

Children should not be able to see junk food adverts in apps, on social media or even in the cinema, a national kids’ food charity has urged. The Children’s Food Trust’s comments came after the publication of a World Health Organisation (WHO) report that addressed concerns around advertising in apps, on social media and vlogs. The WHO report…