‘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 …

Mother-daughter duos: the new power couples of fashion

From Bernadette to House of Aama, the coolest girls in the industry are working with their mums After graduating from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Charlotte de Geyter worked in Simone Rochas design studio in London and could have headed to Milan, where a job at a prestigious label was on offer. Instead, she called her mum, Bernadette, a former buyer for Ralph Lauren and a vintage fashion obsessive, and suggested they start a brand together. Which, of course, I was up for from the very first second, says Bernadette. This felt like the biggest dream, for a mother. Their brand called Luisa Beccaria in Milan, there is childrenswear label + Frank, based in Brighton and helmed …