Empty threats we give our children

It can happen anywhere. In the home, on the school run, a friend’s home, in the middle of the supermarket … absolutely anywhere. And it happens to us all, usually out of desperation and a final resort attempt to restore peace (and sanity) to a situation. And it is often either immediately preceded or followedRead more

Strange things to happen when eating out with kids

Heading out to eat with kids in tow can often cause headaches for us parents. There are lots of things we need to consider and careful planning is often needed when eating out with kids. We worry they won’t sit still so we pre-plan and prepare, packing colouring, small toys and distractions should they beRead more

Parenting: The Baby Years V’s The Toddler Years

The baby years v's the toddler years

As new parents we find ourselves rushing our children to progress to that next step or milestone. We clap our hands and urge them to crawl towards us, moving toys out of reach to encourage them to move. We repeat words over and over, slowly and careful waiting and willing them to speak. Hands areRead more