Young people's health
Between the ages of six and 15, your child will grow physically,
mentally and emotionally. And along with that growth comes a range
of possible health issues.
We have provided links to the NHS Choices website which contains
lots of information and advice about the following topics.
From the age of five to at least 16 your child will have
homework and can sit up to 70 tests and exams before they even
reach their GCSEs.
It's likely that your child might experience stress. Research
from the University of London's Institute of Education found that
homework can be a major cause of family rows and friction.
You can find out how to help keep
them calm under exam pressure on the NHS Choices website.
Diet and exercise
A healthy diet that has the right nutrients is vital as your
Half of all children are predicted to be obese by 2050 if they
don't change their diet and exercise habits so it's important to
understand why your child's weight matters, provided by the
Department of Health.
Eating five portions of fruit and veg a day, regular meals and
healthy snacks are some of the best ways to combat childhood
obesity. There are some
quick and tasty recipes for all the family that'll make healthy
Children also need exercise to keep healthy. There are lots of
ways to prise your children away from the TV or games console and
The demands of modern life can put a big strain on young
Depression in your child can be hard to spot. On the NHS Choices
website you can find out how to read the warning signs in
is your child depressed? It includes a video with expert advice
on what to do.
Discussing the 'birds and the bees' can be a difficult
conversation for both parents and their teenage children, but the
benefits of making sure your teen has basic and essential knowledge
about sex far outweigh a bit of embarrassment.
Get tips on how to handle the talk in Sex and your kids on the
NHS Choices website.