Category Archive: Parenting

Enjoying the holidays (the old fashioned way)

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Around 20 (well maybe 30) years ago, when I was a kid growing up, the summer holidays were a time to look forward to. The sun always seemed to shine, we could play… Continue reading

Move More, Sit Less this summer once more!

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A new Change4life campaign encourages children to be more active. The 10 Minute Shake Up is a Disney inspired campaign and we hope our partners and Leeds children and families will get involved.… Continue reading

Somebody else’s child, everybody’s responsibility! What is private fostering?

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When a child or young person, who is under 16 (or under 18 if they have a disability) is being looked after by someone who is not a close relative, for 28 days… Continue reading

Move more, sit less and have fun! Get active in Leeds

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It’s summer! Time for children to enjoy playing outdoors with their friends. A small number of you, however, may need encouragement to put away those smartphones and enjoy the benefits of physical activity…… Continue reading

Claire Young: BBC The Apprentice Finalist shares her daily routine, her successful business ‘School Speakers’ and much more…

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What does an average day look like for you? Luckily I’m an early bird and am usually up around 6am. I treasure this time of morning, the peace & quiet, and being able… Continue reading

Why life is like a box of chocolates, and Leeds Dying Matters week!

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Why should you read this? Because you never know what curveballs life will throw at you, expect the unexpected as the saying goes and as Dying Matters Week (8 May to 12 May)… Continue reading

Change4Life launch new ‘BeFoodSmart’ campaign

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Change4Life Be Food Smart Campaign now live A new campaign that highlights the surprising amount of sugar, saturated fat and salt found in everyday food and drink has been launched to encourage parents… Continue reading

New Year Resolutions? A child-friendly start to 2017…

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Happy New Year readers… Yes it’s that time of year again when we all reflect and decide on our new year resolutions or you may hear some saying “New year, new me.” Well… Continue reading

The first ever celebration of babies in Leeds has been hailed as a hugely positive event #BabyWeekLeeds

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It’s Monday morning, the early start, the jammed-pack roads and the touch of wind to highlight that Summer is over…October has begun! So last month, from the 12th – 16th September, Leeds hosted… Continue reading

Change4Life 10 minute shake up with Disney campaign is back!

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The Change4Life 10 Minute Shake Up with Disney campaign is back and encouraging families to ‘Just Keep Moving’ as they kick off a summer of activity, inspired by this year’s Disney Pixar film,… Continue reading