‘No food should be taboo’: how to tackle your child’s weight without giving them a complex

A third of children are overweight or obese by the time they leave primary school. Heres how parents can help them forge good habits and avoid creating lifelong insecurities Jusna Begum lives near the South Bank in London with her four children, aged between one and 11. When a health visitor told her that her three-year-old girl was on the chubby side, Begum was surprised. I didnt think she was at all; I had felt like my children werent eating enough. She did, however, accept an invitation to join a six-week healthy parenting programme called 2% of those aged five to one-third of children are overweight or obese by the time they leave primary school, yet many adults dont see …

Jessica Biel denies she is an anti-vaxxer after opposing California vaccination law

The actor said she was not against vaccinations despite joining prominent anti-vaxxer Robert Kennedy Jr in opposition to a bill intended to reduce medical exemptions Jessica Biel denied suggestions she was a supporter of the anti-vaccination movement after spending the day lobbying lawmakers in the US with advocate Robert F Kennedy Jr. After news emerged of her opposition to a vaccine bill which seeks to limit medical exemptions in California and make it more difficult for parents to bypass the rules requiring children to be vaccinated before enrolling in school, Biel wrote on social media: I am not against vaccinations I support children getting vaccinations and I also support families having the right to make educated medical decisions for their …

I returned to work four months after having twins and never felt guilty | Hadley Freeman

A newspaper column trots out the tired assumption that mothers should feel bad about working. Im not buying it Last week you wrote about the popular trope of the but man. Is there a similarly widespread but misleading stereotype for female characters that bleeds into real life?Charlotte, by email Very glad you asked, Charlotte, because there are many female stereotypes from pop culture that people either take far too literally or too much for granted: the up-for-it younger woman, the desperate single woman, the daffy mother, the embittered old crone (consider those your four ages of womanhood, ladies). But one in particular has for too long got a free pass: the guilty working mother. It is now taken as such …

From the grime MC to the model: five men on what masculinity means to them

Musician D Double E, broadcaster Jon Snow, reality star Jack Fowler and others reveal the influences that shaped them My dads given me everything from my calmness to facial expressions: Double E, 39, musician In my head, Im not masculine because Im not big, and Im not physically strong. But Im powerful as a man in my own way because I know what I want and I know how I want to be. Im a lot like my dad, I dress like my dad, we walk the same, I think hes given me everything from my calmness to facial expressions. He was everything I am, just not an artist. He was famous in the end, had the deepest swagger, 20 …

Saudi plane turns around after mother forgets baby at airport

May God be with us. Can we come back? says pilot during midair emergency A Malaysia-bound plane had to turn back to Saudi Arabia after a passenger realised she had left her baby in the terminal. The pilot, en route to Kuala Lumpur, made the unusual request to return to the airport in Jeddah shortly after takeoff when the passenger told cabin crew she had forgotten her child. diverted to Kansas City because of a very unruly passenger who refused to stop singing Whitney Houstons I Will Always Love You. In New York the following year, a taxiing plane heading to Seoul returned to the gate after the South Korean airline heiress Cho Hyun-ah Original Article : HERE ; This …