Guest Post: How to end bedtime battles with your toddler

There’s something about bedtime that creates the perfect battle of wills. On one side, parents who love their children, but who also need sleep for their sanity. On the other, toddlers who bitterly fight against getting the rest that they need to grow and learn properly. There’s no one method that works to end every bedtime battle. Rather, it’s a process of figuring out what works for you and your toddler. more “Guest Post: How to end bedtime battles with your toddler”

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The tooth fairy; Modern day problems for an old school fairytale

Milestones don’t come thick and fast as your children morph into small people, not like they did in the baby days anyway. I suppose you could count things like ‘The first time my daughter slammed a door in my face’ or ‘first time she wanted to walk a few steps ahead of me’, milestones which we are yet to reach, thank god.  more “The tooth fairy; Modern day problems for an old school fairytale”

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Time to talk PANTS

The whole PANTS campaign for children has been in the background of our lives a while now. On the wall outside the midwife office,  posters up in the hallway at nursery and on the pin boards at the children centre where we spent many years at play groups. more “Time to talk PANTS”

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Screen time dilemmas: ‘I made my family disappear’

I’ve always been a bit cagey about letting the kids play with my phone. Mainly because I want it (!), but also because I didn’t want my iPhone7 which has a tendency to shatter all too easily, being used as a football or weapon by my three year old. more “Screen time dilemmas: ‘I made my family disappear’”

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Separation anxiety in a three year old

If I think about separation anxiety, what springs to mind is a baby of around 9 months old who has suddenly decided he only wants to be cuddled by Mummy. Or, perhaps a toddler of around 18 months who clings to your legs whilst you are trying to prepare her dinner, begging for a carry.  more “Separation anxiety in a three year old”

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GUEST POST: Tricks to help you teach your child healthy eating habits

Even if we started them early, it can be tricky to get our kids to eat healthy. Kid food isn’t generally designed to be healthy — it’s designed to be tasty. Tasty treats are great, but when they sacrifice nutrition for flavor, they end up being empty calories. How can you help teach your kids healthy eating habits, when kid-friendly foods are working against you? more “GUEST POST: Tricks to help you teach your child healthy eating habits”

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Let it go – Living with childhood constipation

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”

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Where to turn when parenting gets a bit shit

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”

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How to raise a highly sensitive child

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”

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Kids being mobile safe at school: how parents can help and other practical advice

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.
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