Month: December 2016

The Toilet Training Etiquette Guide for Boys

Author: Sarit Nahum, mum of two and founder of Pisher As a mum of two boys I know exactly how frustrating it is to walk into the bathroom and find a complete mess and puddles of urine after your little one has used the toilet. Unfortunately, teaching your boy to aim, is a stage every mother will have to go through (and for any women who live with older men too) but with a little bit of creative imagination, it can be done! Toilet Training Etiquette for Boys 1) Practise, Practise, Practise – Before you even get near the...

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5 out of 7 Essex NHS maternity services ‘need improvement’

Five out of seven NHS maternity service groups in Essex are failing to perform to an adequate level, new data has revealed. An NHS review looked at the maternity services provided by 209 clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) across the country. West Kent was the only CCG to score the highest accolade of “top-performing” in the new Ofsted-style rankings. Of the other 208 CCGs, only 53 were classed as the next highest category “performing well,” including NHS Southend, and NHS Castle Point and Rochford. Services were broken down into four areas of care: stillbirth and neonatal mortality rates, maternal smoking...

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Your Simple Steps to Success in 2017

Are you making a list of New Year’s resolutions this year? Chances are you have made similar resolutions in the past yet this time you have told yourself it will be different – you will commit, you will give 100%.  So why is it different this time?  What will you do differently to make sure this time next year you are not writing the same list? Planning your steps to success For many it is easy to fall into the trap of making promises to yourself without fully considering what action is required to hit the goal.   I love...

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Celebrating New Year’s Eve with young children

Celebrating New Year’s Eve with young children is very different to those nights spent partying until sunrise, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the fun. See out the old and bring in the new with these family-friendly New Year’s Eve traditions that will make the day feel just as special. Make a New Year’s Eve box Forget Christmas Eve boxes, New Year’s Eve boxes are the next big thing. Why not say goodbye to 2016 with snuggly PJs, hot chocolate and a great family movie? Presenting the whole lot in a special box will...

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Budding-Gymnasts: How to Encourage an Energetic Child

Here’s the dilemma: your little one loves practising handstands and cartwheels, but seems unsure about taking their talent to the next level. What can you do help your child overcome their worries and encourage them to test out some new acrobatic skills? Maybe your child was inspired by the gymnasts at during the last Olympic Games. Or perhaps they’ve always just loved being active. However they got started, it’s normal to want to encourage a child once you’ve spotted their natural ability. Gymnastics, whether for fun or performed at the highest level, has a number of impressive health benefits...

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