I’ve really debated in my mind whether to write this post about children and constipation – as, shock horror, it’s about poo. You know, that thing we all do, and no-one likes to talk about, hear about or think about. But, over the last few days I’ve realised that perhaps that’s part of the problem. more “Let it go – Living with childhood constipation”
There always seems to be some parenting drama or another going on when you have small children…or older children… or teenagers…(End in sight? Ever?). more “Where to turn when parenting gets a bit shit”
People without children underestimate the formidable task of child-rising, especially the role Moms play in raising happy, healthy, and emotionally-balanced kids. This is because they rarely catch a glimpse of the behind-the-scenes drama that most Moms have to deal with as a matter of course. They see Moms as counselors, advisors, teachers, and coaches, but rarely see them diligently working on keeping the bathroom a safe place from slips and falls and burns from scalding water, regulating meal-times and bedtimes, and patiently explaining to curious little minds how life works. more “How to raise a highly sensitive child”
As we have just started a new school year, perhaps it’s the time for you to have allowed your child to take a mobile phone or tablet to school. There are plenty of reasons this make sense – the ability to call you, for pick up purposes, to access homework, to keep up with their friends or even because they’ve been pleading with you for years.
more “Kids being mobile safe at school: how parents can help and other practical advice”
As parents, our primary role in our little nestlings’ lives is to provide them with a path of unstifled growth. But in addition to showering them with love, nurturing and patience, we need to make sure that they have enough stimulation and challenges to foster that progress. more “Guest Post: The Cornerstones of Early Development”
I think some folk tend to think of ‘babywearing‘ as being associated with a stereotype – perhaps an earth mother, co-sleeper, long term breast feeder, wearer of floaty clothes and tye dye. That kind of grates, because I don’t really agree with popping anyone in a box with a label because of any given parenting style or choice. more “My Babywearing experience : International Babywearing week”
We are on the brink of a new dawn in our household, not one of the breaking dawn type; no we have had our fair share of those. We are almost a nappy free zone, day and night. more “The changes and constants of our bedtime routine; A Bepanthen #Giveaway £50 John Lewis Voucher”
When our eldest daughter started reception last year, tears and settling in were expected, and delivered. We breezed the first week or so, carried along in the excitement of new uniform and all the fuss and comments of well wishers, and a few weeks in it hit like a tonne of bricks. more “Tears at the classroom door”
From day one, the very beginning of our new job as parents, we took it upon ourselves to ensure our tiny newborn was snugly and safely fitted in her group 0 car seat on that first journey of many; taking her home from the hospital.
It’s a hard mentality to un-do, and quite rightly so, as the safe transit of your precious cargo remains the number one priority on any car journey. But five years on, I’m wondering if I have lost my way on the do’s and don’ts of car safety with kids. more “Children, car seats and the law…”