Research suggests that smartphones even when switched off cause sleep disruption in children

It is widely acknowledged that the use of screen-based devices before going to bed can interfere with melatonin production, delaying and interrupting sleep through brain stimulation. But research, carried out by King’s College London and Cardiff University, suggests that just having a device even when switched off in a child’s bedroom can cause sleep disruption. […]

Religious People

Research reveals students in more religious countries perform worse in science and mathematics

Research, published this week in the academic journal Intelligence, suggests that more religious countries have a lower educational performance in science and mathematics.  Furthermore, levels of national development and time spent on religious education played a role in students’ attainment. The research was led by Gijsbert Stoet, Professor of Psychology at Leeds Beckett, alongside David Geary, Curators’ […]

5 Ways to Cope with Teenage Tantrums

1. Pay Attention Your teenager needs to know that they are being listened to, and it is important that you show them that their opinion is valid. Even though this may be the natural reaction to a teen who is being violent, loud or aggressive, dismissing them immediately will send them the message that they are […]

Mums in Science Baby

Building Boxes, Building Futures

A new Baby Box programme has launched in the North of the UK for the very first time. Cheshire and Merseyside Women’s & Children’s Services Partnership, ‘Improving Me’, is set to roll out to new mums across multiple boroughs and NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups. Soon they will be issuing 30,000 Baby Boxes to pregnant women, beginning in Halton. Primarily, The […]

School

7 Tips for helping your child plan their revision

Helping your child can make all the difference to their exams and less stress in the household.  Here are some pointers to make it easier. You and your child could time your child’s attempts at practice papers, this will give both of your more confidence as the big day approaches Ensure that all the materials, including text […]

How kids can benefit from boredom

  From books, arts and sports classes to iPads and television, many parents do everything in their power to entertain and educate their children. But what would happen if children were just left to be bored from time to time? How would it affect their development? I began to think about boredom and children when […]

The News

‘Incredible’ Alistair Brownlee carries brother Jonny to finish

‘Incredible’ Alistair Brownlee carries brother Jonny to finish Sky News link: http://news.sky.com/story/incredible-alistair-brownlee-carries-brother-jonny-to-finish-10585020 Their parents must be so proud. I would never want my children to have the same profession as I could imagine the competition, but this is heartwarming. When I read things like this I wonder what the patents did to get this right?   […]

Bed Wetting

6 tips to help a bed wetting child

Being supportive when a child wets the bed is very important for self esteem. Here are some simple tips to help your child whilst they are going through this difficult transition Be supportive.  Although this may be obvious, it can be hard to be patient sometimes.  If you or a partner wet the bed as […]

Stop making health and well-being a moral issue

  Applying a human moral construct to nature by dividing foods and lifestyles into good and bad is misleading. In reality, nothing in nature is either good or bad. For instance, our bodies need cholesterol for a variety of important purposes, while exercise and sports can be dangerous and even capable of ending our lives […]

RareCareUK, Euroscicon, and Cancer Care Parcel in Partnership

Yesterday Euroscicon Ltd facilitated a partnership between RareCareUK  and Cancer Care Parcel. Rare Care UK is a newly formed initiative to supply care for Rare Diseases when it can’t be found through standard channels. The Charity Chair – Charlene Blake met with staff at Cancer Care Parcel yesterday to set up a collaboration which will enable Rare Care UK to reach its aims much […]

Mums in Science

All About Baby Highchairs

Baby highchairs are not necessary for your child if s/he is under six months of age. Although some companies make them so they recline for infants, they are not necessary until your child is able to sit up. The choice is yours Highchairs currently come with all kinds of features that are really more for […]

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STEM for all

So I think everyone saw the response from so many of the science world to the ill advised comments made by Tim Hunt and Shrinivas Kulkarni on  #distractinglysexy #girlswithtoys, to remind the world that science is not gender exclusive. Science is Universal. It all comes back to gender stereotypes. Negative comments, playing to stereotypes, however harmless […]