May 16, 2009
Highbridge Children's Centre staff
welcome respected author
Children's Centre hosted a visit by a highly-respected writer
on child development earlier this week.
Sue Palmer spoke on several subjects at a conference organised
by the centre as part of a project that seeks to involve parents
of children more closely with their childrens' learning and development.
Children's Centre Manager Julian Plested, pictured with staff
at the event, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Sue has written the
international bestseller 'Toxic Childhood' in which she analyses
some of the negative influences on children in today's society,
such as TV advertising, access to inappropriate websites, lack
of exercise and junk food."
the message is hopeful as Sue also suggests ways in which we can
all work to overcome these tendencies and provide a safe and healthy
environment for our children to grow up in. We were delighted
to be able to welcome her to Highbridge."
at the conference also included Somerset County Council's Director
of Children's Services, David Taylor.