Health & Wellbeing Posts

22nd May 2023

Benefits of homeschooling for students with Autism

With its individualised approach and flexible environment, homeschooling offers numerous benefits that can cater to the unique needs of children on the autism spectrum. In this article, we will explore why homeschooling may be the best choice for children with autism and highlight the advantages it brings for their overall development.

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14th Sep 2022

The importance of childhood nutrition

In order for children to be the best versions of themselves a healthy and nutritious diet is paramount. This is not anything new, but it is a good reminder, especially when it comes to learning. Whether your child is not big on breakfast, often skips meals, has too much of a sweet tooth or their food choices lack variety when it comes to what they fuel themselves with, we have a few ideas to share to encourage them to remember that you are what you eat.

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4th Aug 2022

School refusal anxiety and homeschooling

School phobia anxiety – also referred to as school refusal anxiety – is an increasing affliction. Before the pandemic, it was already a growing concern, but the impact of Covid-19 seems to have exacerbated children’s desire not to attend school.

11th Jul 2022

Homeschooling and socialisation

A substantial amount of studies and reports into homeschooling and socialisation have been conducted in recent years, many finding that homeschooled children are often better socialised than those attending mainstream school as their interaction is not limited to children of the same age, same level of education and same demographic. Due to the flexibility of their timetable, homeschooled children are often able to participate in more extra-curricular activities on a more regular basis.

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22nd Jun 2022

Identifying the signs of anxiety in children – and how to help

Identifying the signs of anxiety in children is not always a straightforward task. While a certain amount of stress and anxiety is a normal part of life, if you notice that your child doesn’t seem

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30th Jan 2019

Lack of Sleep in Teens

Sleep experts have recently warned of a sleep deprivation epidemic among schoolchildren which is affecting their wellbeing and mental health. Educational authorities are being urged to alter school hours so pupils can stay in bed longer. Getting too little sleep is linked to poor educational results, anxiety and obesity. Lack of sleep in teens is particularly relevant as their natural sleep cycle changes in adolescence meaning their bodies need to go to sleep two hours later and wake later in the morning.

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