Six strategies to deal with body image problems in the pandemic

Apr 25 2021

Covid-19 and the lockdown period has brought with it a whole host of body image & confidence related issues. For many mums, this period has been especially challenging, with children at home and the roles switching between trying to be a mum, a teacher and in many cases trying to go to work at the same time. Many women have felt a loss of identity and a subtle pressure to conform to traditionally “feminine” roles and norms.

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Poll shows social media is the least trusted platform for children, meeting strangers is number one concern for parents

Apr 23 2021

Social media is the least trusted platform for children according to 55 per cent of respondents to an online poll about cyber parenting run by Menlo Security, a leader in cloud security. This was closely followed by gaming sites (19 per cent), video share websites (17 per cent) and streaming TV series (8 per cent).

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How to ditch the diet talk around your children

Apr 16 2021

Diet culture is everywhere. It steers what we eat, what we wear, how we exercise and why we exercise. It fills conversations with friends and family, filters through our social media streams and has been drip fed to us ever since we were little. It also influences how we talk about food to our kids.

As parents, we play a vital role in modelling behaviour that helps our children grow up to be happy, healthy humans and so how we talk about food, bodies and weight has a powerful – and long lasting – influence.

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