Why does the tooth fairy need teeth?

When my daughter lost a tooth she was super excited and also a tad perplexed, asking “why does the tooth fairy need teeth Mummy?” Excellent question, unfortunately I was knackered and I could not think of a valid reason, so we looked on Google. This was a mistake as it seems that every answer is […]

Run Baby Run!

Life can be tough when you have a runner. They get a whiff of the open road and before you can blink they have made a bid for freedom and a dash for whatever has taken their fancy. Oh and what a great game it is too!  “Walking along calmly beside Mummy or Daddy – […]

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When sorry seems to be the hardest word.

We’ve all been there with our children – watched as they’ve snatched a toy from a child, or heard them call another child a horrible name or…the list is endless. Whatever the misdemeanour is, or whatever wrongdoing has been committed, there does appear to be a standardized course of action that takes place – an […]

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Play Fighting – Fun or Aggressive?

Play is essential for all children. It enables them to grow and develop, learn about the world around them, their family values and relationships, cause and effect, communication and social skills and improves confidence and self-esteem. The benefits of play for children really has no limits. So is there value to play fighting? Is it […]

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Twelve Days of Christmas (sort of!)

It’s that time of year again! The annual madness has taken over when we’re gripped with the need to make lists, shop like there’s no tomorrow and have an unhealthy obsession with all things sparkly, gold and shiny. We could write a blog here about the pressures of Christmas and maintaining routines and boundaries – […]

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Coping with Night Terrors

Understanding Night Terrors  In the second of our two blogs on nightmares and night terrors, we look at understanding night terrors and ways to minimise their impact. Most children have the odd nightmare, where they wake suddenly, remember what scared them and want comforting, however night terrors are very different. They are far less common, […]

Coping with Nightmares

Nightmares and things that go bump in the night!  This is the first of two blogs written on nightmares and night terrors. Although they have similarities, they are very different in when they occur, how they present and how they affect children. Most children have the odd nightmare or two, they are very common, but […]

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Managing Clinginess

The Clingy Child Most children go through a clingy stage at some time or another. This is a normal stage of development which most children pass through with little problem but as parents it can be frustrating and difficult to deal with. I think we have all been there, trying to grab 2 minutes to […]