The greatest challenges of being a dad

As someone that spends their life encouraging people to embrace challenges and get out of their comfort zone, becoming a Dad really was a time to heed my own advice. The advice I was given from close friends was to… Continue Reading >

The Language of Love: The Father Who Learned Spanish For His Son

In 2015, David Bottomley found himself in a unique and frustrating situation. Earlier in the year, his son Stewart had fallen for a Spanish woman named Atenea, sparking a whirlwind trip to Spain to meet their future in-laws. With the… Continue Reading >

Crypthophasia – twin talk

Have you ever been around a set of twins and watched the way that they interact with each other? It can look like they are using their own little language to speak to each other than no one else can… Continue Reading >

Your First Parent-Teacher progress Interview?

It is your child’s first year of ‘big school’ and parent-teacher meetings are fast approaching.  You might not have the faintest idea, except to ask, ‘So, how is Sam going at school?’ It’s been ages since you’ve set foot in… Continue Reading >

Staying Connected with your Kids!!

Staying connected with your kids sounds easy enough, doesn’t it? But with the crazy demands of modern-day life, combined with children that mostly respond to queries about their day in monosyllables, we sometimes find that we are only skimming the… Continue Reading >

Birth Plans

By Renee Adair   Birth plans or wish lists are not new in birth. They were introduced sometime in the early 1980s by childbirth educators to help women express their preferences in labour and to communicate with their care providers. They are… Continue Reading >

Village of People

I recently wrote a Facebook post, celebrating my son’s six-month milestone and thanking my ‘village of people’ for all their help. What I meant by this was the support I received from my village: my husband, stepsons, mum, sister, other… Continue Reading >

Choosing childcare for your child

Choosing a childcare centre for your precious child can be a ridiculously hard process. You not only have to find a centre that suits your philosophy and child’s needs but also find some that has positions available. Things to look… Continue Reading >

Biting

When children bite, it tends to shock adults more than any other negative behaviour, however biting is common among young children and understanding the reason for your child’s biting is the first step in being able to help to change… Continue Reading >

Gut Health for Kids

By Sarah Smith from Bayside Dietetics Have you heard the one about the adult who was cured of fatigue and tummy pain by making sure their gut was “healthy”? Kids can have these symptoms too but may struggle to communicate… Continue Reading >