Sunday 16 December 2018

The Kids are all right……. Aren’t they? The Sunday Independent to publish guide suggesting fun ways for kids of all ages, to get out, get busy, get happy. 

Young father taking care of his child
Young father taking care of his child

We all worry that our children spend too much time indoors and on their phones; that they lack basic life skills, such as cooking, and are too concerned with material things. But how to change that? Examine the current research on where childhood is going and they suggest fun ways for kids of all ages, to get out, get busy, get happy. 

Nine out of 10 teenagers can’t run, skip or kick a ball properly; Ireland has the fattest children under five in Europe, with one in four children overweight or obese and four out of five not getting enough exercise.

Most of us worry that our children are growing up in a strange new world that is having a bad effect on their health, mental and physical. Are we right? And if so, what can we do about it, ask Doctor Ciara Kelly and Emily Hourican, who also have some answers.

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