Enjoy the silence!

Having recently returned from a two-week holiday with my family, I realised how much I like silence. Don’t get me wrong, the kids brighten up my day, but they also give me earache. So, silence… where can you get it? Every Friday evening in London from September 11 until the end of December… and it […]

Rotten teeth in children at ‘crisis point’

It’s all about children’s teeth as I flick through today’s news, with surgeons revealing that thousands of children need dental operations each year because their teeth are rotten. Hearing about Britain being in the grip of a ‘national crisis’ when it comes to child tooth decay seems startling, but I welcome the dramatic headlines as it […]

Digital app helping patients recover from depression and anxiety

The NHS has revealed that 65 per cent of patients using a web-based sleep improvement app have recovered from depression and anxiety, offering hope to many people who are looking for an alternative to drug-based therapies. The digital sleep improvement programme, Sleepio, is based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques where each patient is treated […]

Parents who overshare on social media – are you guilty?

With the average adult using their smartphones and tablets for a whopping 20 hours a week* it’s not surprising that we find it hard to resist oversharing – especially when it’s simply to get a reaction. But have we lost sight of social media etiquette when it comes to the privacy of our kids? A video that a father took […]

Writing about death: the last taboo

The last two months has seen my freelance work take me down one particular theme – death and bereavement – for three separate clients and three very different audiences. This was all very much unplanned, but has been a very enlightening experience, if a little tricky at times. I felt like I wanted to talk […]

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Parental controls for online safety

With Christmas fast approaching, shiny new tablets, laptops and phones are being wrapped up and packed ready for Santa to deliver them to our increasingly tech-savvy children. But how prepared are we when it comes to protecting our children from online bullying, overexposure or inappropriate content? As a parent myself, keeping our girls safe as […]

Keeping up-to-date with social media

Now that I am back to work again following maternity leave #2, what’s become more evident than ever is just how essential the integration of the latest social media trends needs is alongside any content creation – not only through my role as an editor, but more importantly the work of my clients, says content editor and journalist Julia Faulks.