Family and Children

The essential importance of an active lifestyle, nutritious diet and good health was reinforced among hundreds of youngsters, adults and elderly at the RAK Hospital’s annual “Live Healthy Carnival” held on Saturday, November 25th. The fun-filled fair, aimed at motivating families to adopt habits that encourage healthier living, was a timely reminder just a day ahead of World Anti-Obesity Day, to follow an active lifestyle for maximum productivity and happiness.The lively Carnival saw complete and wholesome participation of families featuring an intensive and grilling health quiz contest for school-going children, magic show and an imaginative fashion show, among other activities.

On November 20, Universal Children’s Day, SOS Children’s Villages, the world’s largest non-governmental organisation focused on supporting children without parental care and families at risk, stresses the importance of a loving family for children. Without the loving care of a parent or other adult caregiver, children are less likely to develop the skills they need to become contributing members of society, says the organisation.

From saving money to taking control of educational needs, there are many reasons why parents choose to home school their kids– and a growing number of kids in the UAE are learning at home.

The emirate of Ras Al Khaimah is rolling out an action-and-deals packed programme for the entire family to mark the upcoming celebratory weekend of the country’s 46th National Day.

Parenting comes with many responsibilities – from meeting a child’s daily needs to guiding them emotionally as they mature, it’s a full time job.  But as obesity levels among the youngest generation break new records, parents find themselves under growing pressure to take on the additional task of radically transforming their child’s health.