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Ask The Pharmacist: Threadworms

Ask The Pharmacist: Threadworms

Richard Dunn is a community pharmacist with Gordons Chemists.

Threadworms are extremely common in school age children – it is estimated that up to 50 per cent of children less than 10 years of age may be infected. They are very easy to transmit from one child to...

Claire Edgar

Family Law: Medical Care, Your Rights And Who Decides?

Family Law: Medical Care, Your Rights And Who Decides?

Claire Edgar discusses the legal realities for parents who disagree with treatments recommended by health professionals...

Caring for a sick child comes with the territory of being a parent. From teething, to the latest stomach bug to hit the school playground, all of us will have spent many a sleepless night nursing a cr...

Dr Mark Rodgers

Matters of the Mind: Mental Health

Matters of the Mind: Mental Health

Mental Health Awareness Week (8-14 May) is an opportune time to talk about why good mental health is important in children and young people.

According to the World Health Organisation, mental disorders are the single most common cause of disability in young people and depending on the environment and circumstances, up to 20 per cent of ch...

Editor's Letter

Letter from the editor

Letter from the editor

I’ll never forget the look on my youngest child’s face (aged three) last Halloween when he grasped the concept of trick-or-treating.

At first, he had been happy enough to don his favourite Batman dress up and head out into the night to join his merry band of neighbourhood friends, ‘We get to play outside in the dark tonight? Okay, ...

Family Finance

Food Smart at Christmas

Food Smart at Christmas

The average household Christmas day food and drink spend last year was £159 but with a bit of forward planning, Jill Smyth says there are still lots of ways that you can reduce your bills at the tills and still have a fabulous Christmas.

With Christmas now only weeks away, the shops are already full of tasty festive goodies but with many of us only having one pay day left before the big day, looking at ways we save on the festive shop...

Grace McGurk

What’s new?

What’s new?

Ni4kids' columnist Grace McGurk says "Ask a parent ‘What’s new with you?’ and they will probably think of their children first and what’s new with them!"

In the McGurk household it feels like everything happening is new! Daniel and Conor are starting ‘big school,’ as it’s described in our house. New uniform, including a ‘horrid and uncomfortable ...

Guest Columnist

Run, run as fast as you can

Run, run as fast as you can

Guest columnist Lindsay Bond O’Neill shares her love of the open road.

I don’t feel like a runner. But I am a runner. You too can discover the joy of running. You can find out how easy it is to take some exercise by simply running out your front door. You don’t need expe...

Jason Holmes

Saving Summer

Saving Summer

As if we did not realise already that children cost a fortune and life is getting more expensive, summer and its potential expense arrives.

It’s been a difficult year for many with food bills getting higher and the cost of filling the car increasing. It used to be for our family that spending over £100 in Tesco was a rarity, now it is co...

Lyn Magill

 My Family and Other Animals

My Family and Other Animals

Camping late in the season always has its risks but not wanting to give in to the blatantly obvious signs of autumn nor the televised flood warnings, we continued to squeeze every last piece of equipment into the car.

With every orifice filled, our two children plus our eldest daughter’s friend were now concealed in the back by a wall of pillows, duvets and sleeping bags. Two hours later and we were the first f...

Mini Money Matters

Mini Money Matters

Mini Money Matters

Jill Smyth believes you don’t need to be a financial expert to talk to your children about money. Using real life examples will make it easier to dispel common misconceptions.

Getting your kids to understand the value of money is an ongoing challenge and that, coupled with myths about money, only makes it harder. Kids learn what they live and parents are often their biggest...

Ni4kids Archive

Empowering young people with autism for educational inclusion

Empowering young people with autism for educational inclusion

The Autism charity Parents Education as Autism Therapists, have completed 2 years of a project to promote educational inclusion for young people aged 8-20 who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder and are facing some sort of disengagement from their education.

PEAT is the Northern Ireland Autism Charity employing appropriately qualified professionals to deliver services using evidence-based practice for positive behaviour support in family homes, in schools...

Rebecca Reid

Ghoul Times

Ghoul Times

Rebecca Reid, author and mum-of-four goes ‘BOO!’

It’s the season we love almost as much as Christmas (but not quite), the time of witches and ghouls, werewolves and mummies, when the witching hour takes on a whole new meaning – yes, it’s Halloween. ...

Stephanie Berkeley

Style Counsel with Stephanie Berkeley

Style Counsel with Stephanie Berkeley

Every year in the weeks and days running up to Halloween, the queues outside Elliotts joke/fancy-dress shop in Belfast are, not just long - they are grotesquely, interminably long, stretching for hundreds of yards down the street.

Indeed, the mob often becomes so big that a team of bouncers guard the hallowed lines looking ferocious in a bid to keep the hordes of would-be werewolves, ghouls and ghosts at bay. And what are these...

Tom Briggs

Diary of the Dad

Diary of the Dad

Award-winning parent blogger and proud dad-of-three Tom Briggs reveals the unknown dangers of malevolent meatballs...

Last week, I caught Dylan and Xander subjecting Amelie to an immensely irritating episode of Team Umizoomi – entitled ‘Meatball Madness’ – for the umpteenth time. It seems though that, far from just s...








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