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Supporting your child’s mental health

Clare Cox

Supporting your child’s mental health

Today is World Mental Health Day. Did you know that 1 in 10 children age 5-16 have a mental health problem and many continue to have these problems into adulthood. Having good mental health is key to the healthy development and wellbeing of every child. Children need good mental health not only to be able to deal with every day challenges and adapt to change, but so they can feel good about themselves, build healthy relationships with others and enjoy life. This is an excerpt from a Mental Health Foundation article about things that can help keep children mentally well. These...

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Let's get physical

Clare Cox

Let's get physical

As today is National Fitness Day I thought I'd share an article I came across that explains why physical activity not only keeps our children fit it is also beneficial to their mental health. It explains how physical activity allows children to have a better outlook on life by building confidence, managing anxiety and increasing self-esteem. You can read the full article on the www.healthline.com.  I've always encouraged Kitty to take exercise whether that's walking to school or swimming from a very early age - an important life skill in my view. She's now joined a local netball club with some of...

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Place2Be – Building children’s resilience

Clare Cox

Place2Be – Building children’s resilience

A big thank you to Caroline Carey for our first guest blog post. Caroline is the Corporate Partnerships Manager from our charity partner Place2Be.  "George was in year 4 when he started refusing to go to school. He lived with his parents and four siblings in an overcrowded home, where he had witnessed abuse and violence. When he did attend school, he showed signs of anxiety and trauma, difficulties forming friendships, and was underachieving in class. That’s where Place2Be comes in. We are a leading children’s mental health charity working in schools across England, Scotland and Wales. Founded in 1994,...

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Why I started Words of Wonder

Clare Cox

Why I started Words of Wonder

Hello I am so happy to have launched Words of Wonder earlier this month - the support and feedback has been amazing - thank-you. I thought I would share a little bit about myself and why I decided to create Words of Wonder. Please bear with me I am very new to blogging and regularly posting on social media! So here goes… My name is Clare, I live in Bristol with my husband Tony, daughter Kitty and cat Marley. I worked as a fashion buyer for many years in Yorkshire but once Kitty was born and we had relocated to...

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Happy To Go Live

Clare Cox

We're live! At 11.52 this morning the Words of Wonder website was finally open. It's been a crazy few months getting everything ready for launch but feeling excited and happy to at last be able to share it with you.

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