Growing up

Finding the right time to talk to your children about growing up and keeping themselves safe is very important. You know your child better than anyone. And you’ll know when they’re ready and how much detail to go into.

 

The underwear rule

Talking PANTS is as simple as teaching your child how to cross the road. Some parents found these moments helped them start the conversation:

      • Bath time, applying cream or when getting your child dressed
      • Car journeys
      • Going swimming and saying that what’s covered by swimwear is private
      • During a TV show that features a sensitive storyline
      • Singing along to our PANTS song with Pantosaurus

 

For more information on PANTS click here

 

Personal Hygiene

Personal hygiene is the act of taking care of our health and well-being by keeping ourselves clean. Children get in touch with a lot of dirt, dust, and bacteria when they go out. Whether they go to the school, park or any other place, they touch things that have bacteria, which get transferred to their hands. When the bacteria find their way into a child’s body, they are then prone to diseases and illnesses.

Good personal hygiene habits enable your children to:


Stay healthy, free from illnesses and diseases caused due to bacteria.

Feel good about themselves.

Children do not have the knowledge or skills to take care of their personal hygiene. Therefore, parents need to oversee their habits. The best way to teach kids about hygiene is to start early, with simple practices at home for example:-

Always washing their hands with soap and clean water before touching or handling food.

The importance of washing hands before eating if they have been to the toilet or were playing outside


 

Sleep

 

Sleep hygiene is about developing a set of habits or a routine that helps your children get a good night’s sleep. Sleep is a critical process that our body needs to restore and revive its cells. It is also a time when the mind works on creating memories and recording experiences that determine a person’s moods and behavior.

Children need a good sleep pattern to ensure they get enough rest every day, as on average young children need at least 10 hours of sleep every day.

For any information on the above, contact your school nurse on 0208 8836 8621.